iPad Speaker Chip

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iPad Speaker Chip by paulhoover Apr 24, 2013
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When I watch TV on my iPad I constantly hold my hand behind the speaker so I can actually hear it. This morning I made this awesome reflector on my 3D printer that magnetically connects to my iPad 3. It worked so well tonight that I actually had to turn down the volume. I had to share it with you.


Some assembly required and magnets not included. Print it in two halves and glue the halves together. You will need two magnets and they can be found here. http://www.gaussboys.com/store/index.php/c0303.html Superglue or hot glue works great. Just make sure you put them in the right way so they stick to the iPad. It should work on the iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4. Not tested with the iPad mini.

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Hi Paul, remember me? :) I was just browsing for a sound enhancer to print for my ipad, and this one catched my eye. Then I recognized your name! Small world, isn't it... :) Anyway, can't wait to try it out, looks great!

Great to hear from you. Small world. Hope the speaker chip works out for you.

Clean design. Nice work!

I also found this same problem. I designed something in 3D CAD (NX6) and made a 3D print of my design. On Facebook I have 2 pics of it. Still needs some adjustments. PS: Final version will be in black...... ;-)



Don't know I you can see them.

I like how you matched the iPad corner radius. That was similar to an earlier design I had. I figured out I could use magnets to achieve a more minimal design.

Where do you get the magnets?

Check the instructions for a magnet source. I got mine at my local TAP Plastics.

Does the magnet has any influence on the electronics inside the iPad?

It should have no influence on the electronics.