Its always nice to have something louder than your headphones and better quality than your lame Ipod speakers. And why would you pay $50 for mini Ihome speakers when you can do it yourself for $5! This gives you better sound quality and awesome pocket sized music!
Step 1: Make it
Go to Re-store or some place that you can get used electronics for cheap and bring your Ipod.
Test out some speakers till you find one thats good quality and portable enough to fit in your pocket
Use a flathead to pry open the packaging.
Once the packaging is completely off, find all of the wires.
There will either be a plug or a battery pack.
Forget those for now.
Find the input wires.
Cut them as close to the input as possible.
Here's the most expensive step:
Go to radio shack and buy a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Solder the two wires of the headphone jack to the two input wires connected to the speaker.
Put the casing around the speaker* and skrew together.
*Make sure the jack is outside the casing**.
**You might have to cut a notch in the casing to do so.
Plug into Ipod and listen to music on your portable pocket-sized speaker!
Here's another more pocket sized one than that(I made this with some styrofoam to look cool).