So, whilst I can’t review any Galaxy SIII accessories yet, I can at least review some Galaxy SII accessories instead. This is called the Samsung Galaxy S2 Sound Station Sound Horn, but I’m just going to call it the “Sound Horn” because it’s a lot better for my head :) Costing £34.95 this isn’t just a stand, and it’s not a speaker either. This is a combination of the two, and you don’t need batteries.
Confused? Well, don’t be. They call this a “passive amplifier” and it works by hooking a cleverly designed set of chambers to the external speaker of the Samsung Galaxy SII.
It’s light and contains something called “Seine acoustic speakers” which amplify the output of the SII speaker as it sits into the custom-designed stand.
Now, straight off you can tell that this is a quality and genuine item. This isn’t a grey import or a cheap copy. It matches the design and dimenstions of the SII perfectly and holds it perfectly.
There’s a brief set of instructions which basically tell you not to put the phone in incorrectly. It’s a genuine Samsung product made for and by Samsung themselves.
Whilst this didn’t provide exactly the same “whoomf” as a set of powered speakers, it did improve the tone and depth of the sound whilst increasing the volume too. However, this brought me onto another issue. In certain apps where there’s no on-screen volume control, it’s not possible to adjust the volume while the SII is sitting in the dock because the volume rocker switch is covered up.
To show this, we’ve got a video below…
Click below for the full gallery..
Link – Samsung Galaxy S2 Sound Station Sound Horn (£34.95)