A company called eco-made has released their first product, known as the eco-amp. Designed and constructed in Los Angeles, CA, the eco-amp is “an environmentally friendly iPhone speaker amplifier that is constructed out of FSC Certified 100% Post Consumer paper.”
The eco-amp looks pretty simple to use and is a lot less bulky than larger, plastic speakers. It’s pretty inexpensive as well, listed at only $6.99 on their website, which includes 2 speakers. The consumer does need to assemble it when it arrives but that doesn’t look terribly difficult, as their instructional video below shows. Even after assembly, the eco-amp can be folded up, making it a pretty good option for portability.
The eco-amp can be used with the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S and measures 3.5” long, 2.5” tall, and 4” wide. I haven’t tried the product personally but at such a low price, I might order one for myself to see how well it works. I’m fascinated that they’re able to get amplification from paper like that and it’s certainly a more eco-friendly option than any other iPhone speaker I’ve seen. If you’ve been looking to accessorize your iPhone and want an inexpensive speaker amplifier, this may be what you’ve been waiting for.
You can check out more information on the eco-amp and how to order it on the eco-made website.