The Hive Dock is a new Kick Starter project that we have come across, and it looks awesome. The Hive Dock uses special sound channeling engineering to amplify the sound coming out of your iPhone 4, with no extra electricity. Even cooler, the Hive Dock has a front magnifying panel that magnifies your iPhone screen to twice its normal size.
Requiring no electronics or power, Hive amplifies the iPhone’s onboard speaker in either landscape or portrait orientation. It does this by channeling the sound into a concave chamber that projects the sound upward and outward toward the listener’s ears. A Fresnel lens stands parallel to the iPhone’s Retina Display at a set distance of 4 inches, providing crystal clear 2X magnification.*