So for quite a while now it's been nagging at me, and I figured I would post on here to get some other perspectives on this matter. Why device manufacturers still insist on putting speakers on the back of a device boggles my mind. Why they still haven't thought to put media speakers on the front is confusing to me. Actually the thought has probably crossed their minds, I just wonder why they don't go through with it. I realize that for phones at least, this may not be quite as feasible. But for a tablet I don't see any reason why this isn't done. Volume level out of the devices speaker while watching movies has always been an issue, and some tablets are even quieter than others. I've noticed that simply cupping my hand around the back over the speaker, bringing the sound more directly towards me increases the volume quite a bit. Or at least it appears to, in the sense that you can hear it much better. But who wants to sit there holding it like that? I mean what a pain. I would think it wouldnt be very difficult to put the speaker on the front of the device. What would be even nicer is 2 speakers, 1 at the top of the tablet, and 1 at the bottom. So that while you were in landscape mode watching movies or videos, speakers were on the left and right sides of the device. That coupled with stereo sound would provide a much better viewing experience. Anyways those are my thoughts. What are yours? Should tablet manufacturers consider putting speakers on the front of the device, actually facing the person who is viewing the screen?