Cygnett Prism SoundScoop Paradox
AUDIO BOOSTING IPAD CASE
A seemingly contradictory statement
that may nonetheless be true... that my dear iPad user is a paradox
and the Prism SoundScoop - Paradox from Cygnett fits this statement like
a puzzle. Firstly the Prism SoundScoop - Paradox is a protective
case for your iPad, however according to its distributors, it has
been designed to boost the volume of your iPad. Just like
the Christians in the middle ages and like the members of the Flat
Earth society, I actually scoffed at this premise, how frightfully
absurd I thought but when it came to the crunch, I was actually
eating my words.
Let's look at the facts of the case first.
The Prism SoundScoop - Paradox in
essence is made from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Plastic that
easily fits your iPad inside the case. Its material feels quite
rubbery which gives additional grip to the user while using their
iPad. This should prevent most accidentally drops, unless of course
Then you have the design of the case which is
quite eye catching due to its geometric designs on the back of the
case that comes in three colours, Lava Red, Ocean Blue and Dark
Crystal. So there you have it, a good looking case that offers
protection to your iPad from bumps, knocks and more importantly
scratches. The case does not impede on any of the functionality of
the iPad with all access to ports, buttons and controls.
You're probably thinking enough waffle... where does the SoundScoop
fit into the grand scheme of things. Somehow due to the design of
this case, Cygnett have managed to boost the audio capabilities of
the iPad which means it sounds like your iPad is louder than it
should be, hence the "paradox".
The theory from Cygnett is that with
the inclusion of the SoundScoop, an almost spoon-like device
protruding from the case that boosts the audio by
aiming it towards the users and makes it a little louder thanks to
this catchment device. Unfortunately we had
no audio testing devices but we tried it with both the case on and
off and there was a noticeable loudness. Our biggest test was
"blindfolding" two users and then asking them which song seemed to
be louder and the overall consent was when the iPad had the Prism
SoundScoop - Paradox installed.
So there you have it, the hype behind
the Prism SoundScoop - Paradox from Cygnett actually works. It may
not be a huge difference in volume but it is there. Of course, you
cannot beat a pair of headphones or external speakers but the
SoundScoop does what it should do, increase the audio by catching it
and then directing it towards the user. But don't
forget that this is a case as well that does its job well at protecting the
iPad perfectly plus a 2-year warranty.
Very cool indeed!