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CES: Bandshell improves your iPhone’s Speaker

The Bandshell iPhone case aims to solve a long-standing problem — poor speaker performance. If you’ve ever tried watching a video in a somewhat noisy environment, you know that the iPhone’s odd speaker prevents good listening levels.

When I show producers my directing work, I often have to cup my hand over the speaker to manually re-direct the sound towards their ears.  …and that’s exactly what the Bandshell case does.  A built-in, slide-out door re-directs sound towards the viewer.  Simple and effective.



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I enjoyed reading this brief ScreenRant story, so I thought I’d share it here. It describes how Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, was forced to direct an important scene via his iPhone while in the hospital for the birth of his child! Sadly, it doesn’t divulge the details of that unusual workflow, but it’s an excellent reminder that we’re all toting the world’s most versatile piece of filmmaking gear in our pockets and purses!


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2 Responses

  1. Could that be made so that you could use it to enhance pickup of audio when video taping? I made one for my iPhone case that you could flip the direction it reflected the sound.

  2. Hi B,

    Since the mic is almost right next to the speaker, I imagine it would help. I wish I had thought to try that when I was there.