Need hardware widget that endows phone with loud ring/alarm
September 1, 2012 1:52 PM Subscribe
I need a hardware device that endows my cell phone with a loud ring/alarm. I have bought and had to return 3 phones because they just aren't loud enough to reliably hear when they ring if they are buried under clothes, are in the other room, I am standing near traffic etc. No idea how phone designs got to this stage but there it is.
posted by Nish ton to Technology (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not even the least bit hard of hearing, but I just want a phone that is as loud as a landline or thereabouts. Something I can hear reliably from the other room, while I am biking down a busy street or whatever. For some reason phones don't seem to include this anymore... And even if there were a few that did they will be hard to find etc.
I think I need essentially a speaker that plugs into the USB port and gets taped on the back of the phone. I searched high and low and can't find such a thing though. The closest thing is a speakerphone, but even the smallest ones will not fit in my pocket, taped to my phone.
It seems like this sort of thing has got to exist, but google hasn't been co-operating somehow. Anyone have one of these suckers/know what they're called?