Papercup iPod speakers

Papercup iPod speakers

Cute little set of “ghetto speakers” make from four disposable waters cups and toothpicks. Something for the kids to do on a rainy day, not as a replacement for your Bose (or your Altec Lansing).

CupSpeakers [via Dinosaurs and Robots]

22 thoughts on “Papercup iPod speakers

  1. George Nunezzz says:

    This is precisely what I’ve been doing for my desk here at work since my ihome system is 3,000 miles away.

    Too bad I’m not the only clever one…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nice design and simply elegant. On a separate note, I think it’s time to give up the use of “ghetto” in this context – a bit overused and (as a Black person) I’m a little tired of seeing it, although I understand the intent.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Funny, but the cups don’t actually add to the sound.

  4. Anonymous says:

    hahaha I think Ill make those one day.

  5. Anonymous says:

    hahaha I think Ill make those one day. and just because youre black doesn’t give you the authority on when and how the term ghetto is used. That is unless you live in the ghetto, and then it doesn’t matter what race you are. Just being black has no relation whatsoever. I do agree with you though

  6. anon says:

    “As a Black Person” you’re tired of hearing the word ghetto, Linda? Go talk to a Jew about the ghetto.

  7. Rebecca says:

    agreed, the term “ghetto” does not have any specific racial implications.

  8. Kay says:

    Not to flame Bose, but I’m sure if they are using similar technology in their $1000 speakers with not much better results.
    At least these hold true to stereophonic sound, not “Advanced Wave Technology”.

  9. Theremin Nipplecat says:

    I like how you take something that is garbage, and then use it to make more garbage.

  10. adam harig says:

    my really cheap ear buds didnt work very well for the speakers

  11. Esther Cardin says:

    Online Payroll Numbers Have Increased Since People Thought Putting Payroll Info Was Easier Than Writing It Down.

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