Jul 1, 2011 at 1:47 am #1276154
Mike In SocalBPL Member
The speaker port on an iPhone is at the bottom of the phone. If you place the phone in a cup/pot, the pot will act like a small speaker. It works with plastic party cups too. For those of you who like to listen to music, this is a great way to share.
MikeJul 1, 2011 at 9:01 am #1755016
I was bored sitting here at work and happened to have a paper cup at my desk, I'm oddly surprised at how well that works.Jul 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm #1757310
Terri WrightBPL Member
@ncalcamperLocale: SF Bay Area
It works! Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.Jul 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm #1757400
Jared DilgBPL Member
A cheap-skate friend did this on an airplane ride once:
Instead of pay $5 to rent the headphones for the in-flight movie, he asked for a straw and a Styrofoam coffee cup from the attendant.
Of course this was back when airplane headphones were pneumatic – he stuck the straw through the bottom of the cup, then planted it in the sound port of the armrest and leaned over to listen to the movie with his new speaker!Aug 31, 2011 at 7:50 pm #1774898
@clebowLocale: Orange County
Also works with earbuds for those with small mp3 players.Aug 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm #1774911
@umnakLocale: Southeast Alaska
Just tested the Snow Peak 700 and 450 double wall; they both sound great, but the 450 is louder. Fantastic suggestion.Oct 15, 2011 at 8:57 am #1790872
Tjaard BreeuwerBPL Member
@tjaardLocale: Minnesota, USA
That is a true multi-use gear suggestion!Oct 17, 2011 at 12:30 am #1791472
Michael your idea is really very innovative and unique.I liked your idea and it works pretty fine.Oct 17, 2011 at 8:18 am #1791547
Erik BasilBPL Member
Run a string from the bottom of the cup to another 3 feet away, tension it, and you've got stereo. 4 more cups, and it's surround sound. Add a Bearvault 400 and it's 5.1…Oct 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm #1791806
Erik!Oct 19, 2011 at 9:41 am #1792486
Dan YeruskiBPL Member
Great idea and it works………..thanks!!!!!
I'll try putting it in a Foster's with ridges to see if it will reverberate. Dan LOL
Any of you remember those add on speakers of the 50's that reverberate?Oct 31, 2011 at 5:45 am #1796979
Steven McAllisterBPL Member
@brooklynkayakLocale: South West US
Make sure the cup is empty before you try this:-)May 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm #1881581
@umnakLocale: Southeast AlaskaMay 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm #1881589
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
I do this all the time with my iPod Shuffle and earbuds.
Works great, love it!May 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm #1881594
stephan qBPL Member
I wish this could multi-purpose for camping. I'll be using a cup from now on.
stephanMay 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm #1881625
Chad “Stick” PoindexterBPL Member
@stickLocale: Hot & Humid Southeast....
I also did this for the first time on a recent hike. I used my cool new MLD 475 ml mug with my Samsung Galaxy…it worked well I thought…
I could probably remove the cozy and position it better like in the picture above with the pot hanging to get a louder sound… :)Jun 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm #1884384
Incredible – best multi use idea ever I reckon….anyone tried it with a Jetboil pot?
I know what I'll be doing first thing when i get home tonight, lol.Jun 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm #1884443
Mike In SocalBPL Member
In addition to the original music multi use tip, if you have a campfire app on your phone, you can also enjoy the sounds of a crackling campfire in areas that don't allow real ones.
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