Rear-facing speakers tend to suck, because you’re not in the rear. The iPad 2’s little music-tooter points away from you, so sound isn’t exactly pristine. The SoundJaw aims to “scoop” your audio back at you, as a minimalist clip-on amplifier.
The project’s still in Kickstarter purgatory, but if it appeals to you, do something about it! The SoundJaw looks about as unobtrusive as something like this could be, and from the video demo, sounds like it actually works. So hey! A simple design and a simple solution for a simple problem. [SoundJaw]