Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) who will be attending the summit in the Philippines will return home with a piece of Cebuano ingenuity: the Caraboom, a non-electronic amplifier made of rattan and other indigenous Philippine materials. You can use the Caraboom to amplify the sound of your phone.

The Caraboom was designed by Cebu-based furniture manufacturer and exporter Pacific Traders & Manufacturing Corporation and “showcases world-class Filipino artistry and innovation,” Smart Communications said in a press statement.

Smart is giving each of the APEC Head of Economies the Caraboom as a gift. (From a press release)

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CARABOOM. The Caraboom was made by a Cebu-based furniture maker and exporter and amplifies the sound of mobile phones. Presenting the Caraboom to Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. (left) is Smart Public Affairs Group head Ramon R. Isberto. (Smart Communications photo)