Sometimes the volume on your mobile phone's speaker just isn't loud or clear enough. What can you do without a soldering iron or third-party add-on? Turn a breakfast utensil into a makeshift amplifier.
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Frank writes about a trick he and his wife use to help on weekend family calls:
[We]place our cell phone in a cereal bowl for greater speakerphone amplification. Aiming the speaker at the bottom of the bowl reflects the sounds up the sides and out with a significantly greater "punch" than without. Likewise, the microphone seems to pick up our voices much more effectively, as well.
Just be sure the bowl's devoid of moisture; otherwise, you may need to raid the litterbox supplies to save your phone.
Do you have a favourite speakerphone hack? Another way of making a call audible to everyone? Tell us about it in the comments. Thanks, Frank!