Introduction: Cheap & Easy Computer Speaker Upgrade for Your Desktop Speakers

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Intro:
As a member for almost 2 years I figured it was about time I contributed beyond the annual subscription.  Since this will be my first Instructable I picked something simple that I came up with one day at work. 

The idea came to me not long after I bought a new pair of inexpensive computer speakers for my desk at work.  Since the speakers sit flat on the desk I wanted a quick and easy way to re position the speakers to hear the music better without needing to turn the volume way up.  As I was pondering what I could mount them to or set them on, it occurred to me if I could somehow tilt each speaker at an angle, that would likely do the trick.  The end result is what I'm about to describe in this Instructable.


Step 1: Materials

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Here's what you'll need, assuming you have two desktop speakers:
- Four (4) binder clips (same size)
- Two (2) rubber bands 

The photo only shows materials for one speaker.

Step 2: Step 1

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Once you've found an appropriately sized rubber band (aka "rubber binder") place around your speaker as shown.

Note: Make sure your rubber bands and binder clips are appropriately sized for your speakers.  The speakers I bought were less then $15 and are very lightweight so two binder clips per speaker was more than adequate.

Step 3: Step 2

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On the bottom of the speaker, with the binder in the "I'm about to bind some paper position", secure each clip with the rubber band.  Space the binder clips to adequately support the speaker as shown.

Step 4: Step 3 - Easy As 1, 2, 3 - You're Done!

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Repeat previous step for second speaker and you are all done!

Final note:  If you're in a pinch and out of binder clips or rubber bands, you always know where to find a few emergency back ups until more office supplies are ordered.  

There are  seemingly endless variations for this idea, this is just what I came up with at work one day.  Thanks for checking out my first Instructable.

Comments

skipernicus (author)2015-03-14

I did it using just a large pair of binder clips - which works great. Thanks for the inspiration!

Milz2000 (author)2013-04-22

Great Idea

JesseJames92x (author)Milz20002013-04-23

Milz -Thanks!

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