"Ears" let you hear your Microsoft Surface speakers better

Having trouble hearing the sound on your Microsoft Surface tablet, even with the volume turned all the way up? A simple accessory called "Ears" can help solve that problem. "Ears" are small silicone pieces that fit over the top corners of your Surface slate. Covering the speaker, they redirect the sound to the front of the tablet, bringing a 10dB increase in the actual volume. It also makes the sound a lot clearer.

"Ears" are not electrical, they don't use battery power nor do they require wires. They won't fall off, even when the tablet is jarred, or turned upside down. And because they are small and lightweight, you can keep them anywhere.

The company behind the accessory is seeking $5500 in crowd-sourced funding, and so far has raised $3189 with 21 days left. You can pledge $10 to receive a pair of "Ears" for the Microsoft Surface RT/Microsoft Surface 2 or for the Microsoft Surface Pro/Microsoft Surface Pro 2. The Kickstarter funding period ends April 28th.

For those with a Microsoft Surface tablet,"Ears" could be the perfect low tech solution to the volume problem that afflicts the speakers on Surface tablets. "Ears" come in a variety of colors to match the Microsoft Touch Covers, and you can see them in action by checking out the slideshow below.


source: Kickstarter via MicrosoftNews, WPCentral

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9 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

What a mickey moused idea,...wait a minute.

9. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

After seeing 2nd photo i came to know that why it is named ears...

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

April Fool's day was last week, guys.

3. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

A mini speaker would be cheaper and more useful.

4. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Those would be something like $1 at dealextreme or any of those Chinese crap gadget sites.

5. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Ahh, they look so stupid! I have a SP2, I'd buy this if it didn't look so goofy.

6. me.si

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

IT is Like a toy

7. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Make an Ear for Surface and no one bats an eye. Make an Ear for iPad and everyone loses their minds!

8. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Surface is such an utter joke of a product

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