Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

US company working on iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4 cases that improve audio quality

AudioCase will work with iPhone 5s, 5c AudioCase will work with iPhone 5s, 5c
Tech Desk | Posted: March 5, 2014 10:20 am

To put it mildly, smartphone audio quality is horrible. Even as companies bring in Full HD screens and start thinking about 4K, they have not really been able to improve sound quality.

There seems to be a solution in sight. US-based Prescient Audio is planning to launch an audio-enhancing smartphone case through Kickstarter. The Illinois-based company is the developer of the ThinDriver TD-12, the world’s thinnest, lightest, coolest-running 12″ subwoofer. Its Prescient AudioCase will be a sleek new audio-enhanced smartphone case for iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4.

“Crowdfunding is the perfect way for a cutting-edge company like ours to launch this newest product,” said Prescient founder and CEO Paul Niedermann in a release. He said the AudioCase will bring the highest quality audio possible to “people who care about smartphone sound – without awkward external speakers”.

A $99 Kickstarter Campaign pledge allows individuals to be among the first to own the AudioCase, a smartphone case featuring both TrueVoice and ThinDriver technology to enable high quality, high-volume, two-way audio. Kickstarter backing affords a significant discount to the planned retail price of $149.

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