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29May/12

How To Tuesday: Pump Up The Volume.

I've seen this tip floating around on the internets for a while now and I just couldn't resist sharing it. You've got to love those simple yet effective fixes!

If you're like me and enjoy some tunes on the go, you might have encountered the same problems. You don't have a portable stereo, the radio doesn't play your jams and your phone just won't go loud enough. You can download those apps to amplify your volume, but those can't be good for your speakers. You can buy those iPhone docks, but they can get pricey and then you have to worry about cords.

All you'll need is a bowl. That's it. Bigger isn't better, just look for a medium bowl with a smooth indent. I've tried glasses, but bowls work better. The shape of the bowl takes the sound and reflects it back at you effectively amplifying it. Much like a sheet of aluminum foil behind a light bulb enhances the brightness. Just place your phone speaker down in the bowl and listen to the difference.






































Incidentally, placing your hedgehog in a bowl amplifies its cuteness. Bowls are good for lots of things! This is Thorne, our new black eyed white African pygmy hedgehog.

Isn't she adorable?!

Just look at that face!

And her little pink nose!

Ok, is this post a shameless attempt to show off this ball of prickly sweetness?

Yes, yes it is.








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  1. What a cool idea! Bowl versus Bose. The price point is irresistable. And of course so is Thorne :)

  2. I just now stuck my phone in a free coffee mug from work. I didn’t check to see if I finished the coffee that had been in it this morning, but thankfully it was empty and dry. It looks weird, but is surprisingly effective. If you tip it over on its side, you can aim the sound toward you. The handle keeps it from rolling. Better than the dock thing that I bought at Goodwill. Thanks for the tip.

  3. I’ve tried the bowl trick, it works better than I thought it would but the sound is a little off but it’s a good substitute! And ADORABLE hedgehog. I have one too! She’s albino though so she actually freaks people out a little at first but she’s great. They’re so much fun!

  4. Not only is this a great idea, but its presentation with your wit and humor exposed is delightful. Definitely going to follow your blog!

  5. Holy crap! Theres a hedgehog in a bowl! That’s freakin adorable!

    Ignore my excitement, but seriously. That’s cute.

  6. OMG your hedgehog is just the cutest thing ever!!! Want one too!

  7. Awwww, she looks so tiny and pretty! :D

  8. When we’re in our pickup, the phone speakers aren’t loud enough to listen to music. I don’t carry a bowl in the truck, but I usually have an empty panera cup, and that works well.


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