Steampunk your iPad with phonograph speaker

Hardly portable, but classy: Michael Greensmith’s iPhonograph


Remember kicking back in the 1890s? There was nothing better than relaxing with the latest Sherlock Holmes adventure in The Strand magazine and a Gilbert and Sullivan cylinder on the phonograph.

Now you can relive those glory days with your iPad and this classy steampunk audio system by Michael Greensmith.

We’ve seen plenty of passive speaker systems for the iPhone, including the organic iBamboo and the funky Horn Bike. The iPhonograph is a powered, steampunk-style audio system for the iPad that Greensmith put together with a little elbow grease and several odd parts from recycling shops.

As detailed on, it includes a reproduction brass horn made in India, an antique cutlery box, potentiometer knobs, a mini stereo amp kit, and a bunch of felt.

With an iPad added to the completed stand and speaker combo, the iPhonograph is easy to operate and seems to sound way too good for its form factor, if the vid below is anyth… [Read more]

Related Links:
Nonelectric iPhone dock boosts sound with gramophone horn
Steampunk-style guitars with macabre pasts
Edison tops Jobs as world’s greatest innovator
Ring Audio’s horn speakers put the ‘woof’ in ‘woofer’
MinuSkull speakers add some creepiness to your audio

Our Packages


LifeSaver - You need a custom site to get your message out there!
Learn More...



LightHouse - Advanced SEO, a custom website and content designed for you!
Learn More...



CruiseShip - Our full feature custom website package! Learn More...

*Monthly fee with one year contract
**$250 Initial Setup Fee
$5 Additional Monthly Fee without AutoPay

Contact Us

e-Anchor is a Portland Oregon based website, blog, hosting, design and marketing company.  We have three packages to suite your needs and budget.   Contact us to find out more