The Pringles Speaker was an idea that interested me enough to buy some extra chips and mail in the receipts to get a free speaker. It took about 3.5 weeks, but it finally arrived and now you get to watch as I open the package and see what they sent me.

Does the speaker use the cardboard tube as a resonating chamber to amplify the sound? It is wireless? How practical is this thing? Does it work with the iPod Touch? Watch this unboxing video to find out!

Further experiments with the speaker can:
In the video I tried playing streaming music from the Pandora App, and it works well. I also tried playing music from the iPod’s built-in Music App, and a “Voice Control” screen kept interrupting the music. I think the iPod was confused about whether the device was a microphone or a speaker.

The cord is about 36 inches long. The speaker works when plugged into the headphone jack of my laptop computer.

In the video I said it sounded “tinny”. I meant to say it’s like a treble speaker alone, and when attached to a Pringles can it seems to add some bass. Depending on the song sometimes it sounds hollow, like voices in a tunnel.

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