There are plenty of passive iPhone speaker docks out there. You know, the speaker that has no batteries or power and works like yelling into a traffic cone to amplify the audio. The sound isn’t going to be amazing, but it will be a bit louder. The CHINON Legao CH-PS840 iPhone Passive Speaker Dock ($249) is certainly one of the coolest of the crowd. The CHINON Legato is handcrafted from ash hardwood and will boost your iPhone’s speaker by up to 6 decibels.
Being a passive speaker the Legato uses no electricity. Instead, its highly refined resonance chamber channels sound waves through the horn where they’re emitted as warm, full and detail-rich music with improved low and mid-high regions. This design serves to both amplify and equalize the sound to perfection. The Legato comes with an attachable base compatible with iPhone 4, 4S and 5, 5S, 5C models. An USB connector in the base permits re-charging of the iPhone while in use.