Step 5: Listen and Enjoy, Additional Concepts
Personally I like to do the standing up method as seen in the first photo, since the jack can move freely I just stick my mp3 player next to it. Mine are quite loud, decent enough to hear from one room to the next, I've yet to test it in loud/public areas though but I will update later when I get my new mp3 player next month. As far as sucking battery life, I haven't really noticed any difference to say, using a pair of headphones.
Some additional concepts I was thinking about earlier are here:
- Fold open speakers, speakers facing inward and open up to listen to.
- Permanent jack attached to some part of the tin. I have a long type mp3 player with the jack at one end, so if I put the jack sticking out of the back the mp3 player could act like a stand. Alternatively I could put it on the side and achieve a similar affect with a right angle jack like the one I used.
Most of the ideas here were discarded because they weren't as feasible or appealing. I wanted a retractable jack and the speakers needed longer wires to fold open properly. Perhaps one of these designs might be better suited for whichever tin or jacks you use.