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Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Use a cup as an iPhone speaker on 07/01/2011 02:47:06 MDT Print View

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.


Andy Schill
(Aschill) - F
interesting on 07/01/2011 10:01:56 MDT Print View

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.

Terri Wright
(ncalcamper) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Use a cup as an iPhone speaker on 07/08/2011 17:49:59 MDT Print View

It works! Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

Jared Dilg
(Village) - MLife

Locale: Texas
Re: Use a cup as an iPhone speaker on 07/08/2011 22:57:34 MDT Print View

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!

Cody Lebow

Locale: Orange County
tunes on 08/31/2011 20:50:30 MDT Print View

Also works with earbuds for those with small mp3 players.

Joseph Reeves

Locale: Southeast Alaska
titanium test on 08/31/2011 21:35:44 MDT Print View

Just tested the Snow Peak 700 and 450 double wall; they both sound great, but the 450 is louder. Fantastic suggestion.

Tjaard Breeuwer
(Tjaard) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Thanks! on 10/15/2011 09:57:05 MDT Print View

That is a true multi-use gear suggestion!

Alen Jazz
(alenjazz) - F
comment on 10/17/2011 01:30:58 MDT Print View

Michael your idea is really very innovative and unique.I liked your idea and it works pretty fine.

Edited by alenjazz on 10/17/2011 01:32:39 MDT.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
now in stereo on 10/17/2011 09:18:01 MDT Print View

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...

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Now that's funny on 10/17/2011 20:30:01 MDT Print View


Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Re: Use a cup as an iPhone speaker on 10/19/2011 10:41:32 MDT Print View

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?

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Caution on 10/31/2011 06:45:17 MDT Print View

Make sure the cup is empty before you try this:-)

Joseph Reeves

Locale: Southeast Alaska
Re: Use a cup as an iPhone speaker on 05/27/2012 19:39:12 MDT Print View

I finally got around to taking a photograph of the iPhone inside a 700 Snow Peak.

titanium speaker

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"Use a cup as an iPhone speaker" on 05/27/2012 20:03:44 MDT Print View

I do this all the time with my iPod Shuffle and earbuds.

Works great, love it!

stephan q
(khumbukat) - F
"Use a cup as an iPhone speaker" on 05/27/2012 20:26:03 MDT Print View

I wish this could multi-purpose for camping. I'll be using a cup from now on.


Chad "Stick" Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
MLD 475 mug/Speaker on 05/27/2012 22:43:26 MDT Print View

I also did this for the first time on a recent hike. I used my cool new MLD 475 ml mug with my Samsung worked well I thought...

MLD 475 Mug/speaker booster

I could probably remove the cozy and position it better like in the picture above with the pot hanging to get a louder sound... :)

Re: Use a cup as an iPhone speaker on 06/05/2012 19:33:47 MDT Print View

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.

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
It can also be a crackling fire on 06/05/2012 21:59:53 MDT Print View

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.

Virtual Campfire