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Hi. I found an odd one and I hope someone can explain what these are and if they are worth about $40 for me.

Candy Music

They seem to take anything from a slice of paper to a cardboard box or even a soda bottle and turn it into a speaker.

These are the closest I can find. The ones i can get are probably OEM re-brands sold locally. They seem to sound ok. Would use my cell phone or other MP3 player for source. Would like to use them in class to play English songs to my kids.

Thoughts? Comments? Anything?
speakers make sound from paper of cardboard box.
 
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I've seen a lot of these kind of things. I've never heard one, though. They're supposed to be better than, say, built-in iPod touch speakers, but obviously not as good as a legit speaker.
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post #3 of 11
its basically a driver for a speaker
coil and magnet
it vibrates whatever you put it on

they are not very efficient and have poor frequency response
post #4 of 11
These things remind of those suckers that used to play music when sucked on them and it was like concert in your head.
    
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
These things remind of those suckers that used to play music when sucked on them and it was like concert in your head.
lol oh yeah, and toothbrushes too. wonder if they're still around...
    
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post #6 of 11
Thinkgeek used to have speakers just like that, without the fruitiness. You could put them on any flat surface. I wanted to buy them to try them out but kinda lost interest.

Edit: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics...io-video/d4e6/

Not the same one I remember, but the same tech.
Edited by SohcSTI - 1/2/11 at 4:09am
post #7 of 11
I still think these could be pretty nice if a design was thought up properly, instead of say HEY look a cardboard box lets put it on that xD.
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post #8 of 11
Sound quality is probably crap. They make these type of things for the home as well. You put them behind the wall in a new home and use the wall as your speaker rather than have something mounted that you can see.
 
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post #9 of 11
There is also an iPod dock which is not powered and the design is based on the human ear.

You pop your iPod into it and the sound travels around a sort of "ear-canal" in reverse, then, the sound comes out of what would be our outer-ear.

Obviously not as good as a powered dock... but clever, nonetheless.
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks for the "help" LOL. Still hard to decide if I want to buy them or not. If they work ok I think the "Oh cool" factor would make them worth it.

Anyone want to donate a few $ so I can buy them and do a review
 
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