If you’re not too fond of the BoomSound speakers present on your HTC One smartphone, you might take a liking to this. HTC has teamed up with UK designed Justin Wolter, to design a successor to the Gramohorn stereo amplifier he made for the iPhones some time ago. These new stereo amplifiers are called the Gramohorn II and will not go easy on the customers’ wallets.
These traditional looking megaphones are 3D printed to give users an impression of the old school megaphone. While initially it was said to be compatible only with the HTC One, it is now being claimed that an additional accessory will make the cradle compatible with the One Max or even the One Mini smartphones. The price? Well, HTC hasn’t been too kind here as the entry level unit costs about £999 ($1,605). There’s another variant made using stainless steel which will cost a whopping £4,999 or $8,035.
Perhaps, these megaphones/amplifiers might appeal more to the buyers of the 24 karat Gold HTC One which was meant for the super rich. This is supposed to be HTC’s way of bringing about a “change” in the market, but we don’t think the company has succeeded, especially considering the price tag.