This probably isn’t up your alley if you’re into listening to really awesome, fairly loud music all the time, but if you rely on your iPod or iPhone and don’t need a lot of volume, the Koostik might be your style.
It’s based on similar principles as acoustic guitars and other wood instruments: sound is channeled from where it is emitted from the phone to those big holes there, where it comes out slightly more… woody. I don’t know what else to call it.
Look, if you really want to know how it works, go to the Koostik site. It sounds legit to me.
They cost $85-90 depending on the wood you choose (I like “walherry,” above), which sounds like a lot for a chunk of wood, but no, you’re wrong, it’s totally not. These things are handmade pieces of old-school awesomeness and everyone should have one. I don’t have an iPod or iPhone so I’m left out, which is why I’m so insistent that you get one.