Just a quick update with an interesting gadget received this Christmas, the odd looking object shown on the left. When I asked my Facebook friends what they thought it might be I received a few responses that I cannot reproduce here.
It is, however, an acoustic speaker for an iPhone or an unpowered speaker booster, if you prefer. As you can see from the picture below you shove your iPhone into the slot at the top and all sound get amplified as it is redirected out of the large hole in the front.
I can confirm that it works well but certainly won’t be troubling Bose with its sound quality! However, if you are looking for a cheap and simple solution to stick in your case when you are off on holiday then this is perfect.