Need a makeshift amp for your phone?
Last weekend we went to a state park and took everything (I’d hoped for camping but whatever.) I mean we’re talking six hundred pounds of drinks, food, clothing, tech, and we were everything wrong with the idea of going into a dark skies park to look at the stars. What we didn’t bring was a Bluetooth speaker, or any sort of speaker options, and after the kids went to bed (cabin, awesome, not camping) on a hot night in a state park with a burn ban looking at the stars, we wanted some music.
TL;DR – look at the picture, grab one of those and see if it works for you – kitchen claw from Dollar General we think.
I had my phone with me, and on that phone I had some FLACs I use for audio testing but man, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is not spectacular in the music playing arena and as such it sounded like a quiet, tinny beast as I tried getting some of my favorite (and only, there was no cell signal,) music to play.
Inspired by a story from a Steve Jobs book, I looked around for something I could use as a natural amplifier, didn’t see anything, and ended up sticking my phone while playing into the above kitchen-claw just to set it somewhere. Lo and behold, silicone kitchen claw brought the amp.
Also evidently crows like David Bowie’s older music, but that’s unrelated.