by Brent Dirks
March 4, 2013
I've always been a fan of simple and inexpensive Kickstarter projects that improve iOS devices. And the Sabine is one of those. If you ever tried to watch any kind of video or even listen to music on an iPad without headphones, the experience is often not ideal because of the rear-facing nature of the speakers. But the Sabine is designed to save the day by being a high-quality, yet inexpensive, sound amplifier. Here’s a quick introduction video of the Sabine. Click here if you can’t see it. Made from the same anodized aluminum that is found on iOS devices, the subtle bend at the end of the Sabine redirects sound to the front of an iPad. And as a nice touch, the Sabine can even be used on iPads protected by a case. The gripping material leaves no residue and has no adhesive. Reactivating the material is as simple as washing and drying the Sabine. With 37 days left to go in the campaign, $2,788 has been pledged on a goal of $10,000. You can snag a Sabine for a pledge of $25 or more. Estimated delivery is in June. While the Sabine was specifically designed for use with the iPad 2 and up, it can be used with the original iPad as well.