Firstly it has the old apple dock connector and won`t work with my new iPod. The only way to listen to music was through the 3.5mm audio cable but then .... you`re wired to the speaker and the remote control won`t work either.
And then I taught what if this speaker had Bluetooth. Very standard for the latest audio systems, but not for the older ones.
Step 1: Tools and Equipment
- Soldering iron
- Drill or a file
- A Bluetooth audio receiver (I used a Belkin model, but any decent one will work)
- 3.5 mm audio cable
Bluetooth device will play the music to the audio input port of the speaker system.
Step 2: Bluetooth Device
For the power supply you will have to find it in the speaker system and get it from there. In this way there are no extra power adapters needed.
Step 3: Add Power Supply to the Bluetooth Device
This way the installation is much neater as well.
Step 4: Connect and Test
After connecting the power supply to the PCB and audio cables to the audio input, we can test and begin to close the speaker.
Step 5: Cable Goes Outside
I used a file to make a small cut in the plastic.
One could also drill a hole in the plastic and run the cable through it.
Step 6: Stuff It In
The smaller the speaker the harder .... but one could also remove the Bluetooth plastic housing.
Step 7: Assemble
Step 8: ENJOY
That can be used in any speaker system or for example in your car.
I hope you got inspired by this easy hack! If you like it, please vote for me in the contest entries. :)