MINIMALIST MUSIC MACHINE
A few months ago, I received a free Loudbasstard when I attended a business convention here in Manila. Honestly, I didn’t know what it was. Was it an upright ashtray? A pencil & pen holder? I’ve never seen anything like it.
The amused convention organizer explained to me that
…the Loudbasstard™ bamboo amplifier enables you to share your music through passive sound amplification. It is compatible with phones, mp3 players and other portable devices with built-in speakers. It’s made completely from natural bamboo, each item is organically-treated, cut, dyed, packaged and assembled in Cebu…all by hand.
When we got home, we tried it in our bedroom using my wife’s Samsung S4 and then my iPhone 5. Fits well and sounds good. It’s also lightweight and (my favorite part) does not use electricity! So, we get to bring it anywhere…even the bathroom (I know, right?)
I’m not saying you should go out and buy one. All I’m saying is, if you do find the need for an amplifier, I think this might just be the best ecological one you can have. Check out the Loudbasstard website and Facebook page for more details and other products like their hardwood iPhone case. Or better yet follow Loudbasstard on Tumblr.