The designers of the Amplifiear – a clever device that clips to the corner of an iPad to boost the volume – have won the needed startup funds through to begin development. Enough of Kickstarter’s “backers’ thought it was a good idea that 1,000 pledged more than $30,000, or $20,000 over the designers’ $10,000 goal, in the first six days.

 The initial funding round ends on 5/12/12.