Turn A Pringles Can Into A Sound-Boosting Phone Speaker

Turn a Pringles Can Into a Sound-Boosting Phone Speaker

Your phone's speakers are pretty small and probably can't fill a room with sound. There are a few ways you can boost the audio, but one of the best might be using the trusty old Pringles can.

Creating the amplifier consists largely of cutting a hole near the bottom big enough to place your smartphone in and stuffing the end with tissue paper (to help muffle the "tinny" echo sound). As Mashable demonstrates, you can go a bit farther by propping it up with binder clips and painting it. For a quick one-time use, it might not be necessary, but for a makeshift sound amplifier your guests can use, it's super handy.

Build an Amplifying Speaker Out of a Pringles Can [Mashable]


Comments

    now this is the life hacker spirit!
    Looks like this will work with my z1 compact and my S2 because they have lower mount speakers
    Im overly impressed with the practical applications of old pringles cans

    Your not actually amplifying it. You're just making it more directional and it appears louder because your aiming the energy in one direction rather than omni directional like the inbuilt speaker does.
    If you are truly amplifying the sound and creating energy from nothing I would like to use that Pringles can in my perpetual motion machine.

    Last edited 26/07/14 11:09 am

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