Soda Can Speaker

$45.00

Adam Wegener and Ron Sloat created by

Adam Wegener and Ron Sloat

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"Reuse it for music!" Trash Amps turns empty soda cans into funky, portable speakers for MP3 players and grab-and-go amplifiers for electric guitars and bases. By approaching recycling with a can do attitude, the company repurposes spent aluminum cans by imbedding the shell with a high-quality speaker, a cord and an adapter to turn your deceptive speaker into a rocking amp. Just pop the colorful, magnetic top and choose your setting, "chill" for mp3 players or "jam" for those impromptu band rehearsals. Includes 3 AAA Batteries for 40+ hours of music. Handmade in California.

Adam Wegener and Ron Sloat

created by

Adam Wegener and Ron Sloat

location

California

Even as kids, Adam Wegner and Ron Sloat loved inventing things, most of which didn't work out exactly as planned. As adults, they started combining their passions for engineering, design, art, and music by making amplifiers out of upcycled materials. Besides wanting to make a cool product, Adam and Ron have always enjoyed the intersection of education and life. They began visiting schools to encourage kids towards sustainability, music, engineering, and education as a whole. "When you connect education with something kids already view as 'cool,' education becomes cool by association. If you can show kids the end goal of what they're learning now, you just might set them on track to start their own successful companies down the road," says Adam.

Recycled
Made from
aluminum, wire, metal, cardboard, circuit board, paper, polypropylene, ABS plastic
Measurements
5" H x 2.6" dia. (standard 12 oz. soda can)
Notes
Change batteries when music becomes distorted, approximately 50 hours of use
Item ID
20889

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


Please note: this item has been discontinued. Once it sells out it will no longer be available.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Trash Amps Speaker
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Fun to use (4)
  • Sleek design (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Anytime (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

My teen's favorite Christmas gift

By 

from Northern NJ

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Fun To Use
  • Good Sound
  • Portable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • In My Son's Room

    Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

    This little speaker outshined the used foosball table I'd scored for my 15 year-old this Christmas. He loves it so much, he's told his friends about UncommonGoods. He loves the sound and the look, and the portability.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    4.0

    Clever, stylish and just plain ol' cool!

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Use
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

      I bought this as a gift for my son who is a music fanatic and also a challenging-to-please sort of person. He immediately thought it was a cool piece of equipment. He got it set up with his iPod and we listened to Christmas and other music throughout the day while we celebrated Christmas. A very fun and functional little piece of technology in my opinion.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Very cool!

      By 

      from massachusetts

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fun To Use
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Christmas
        • Parties

        Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

        This thing is really cool and very customizable. It has great sound and the can really adds bass to the sound. A little pricy for me but a really unique product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Great 10 year wedding present

        By 

        from Bremerton, wa

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable
        • Festive
        • Fun To Use
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

          This was a anniversary gift for my husband, it was our tin year (10th), this made a great unique gift for a guy. He has really enjoyed it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          This was a anniversary gift for my husband, it was our tin year (10th) he has really enjoyed the speaker, it is a really great product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

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          5.0

          Killer!

          By 

          from Rock Island, IL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great sound
          • Sturdy
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bit pricey
          • Smaller Than Expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

            Fast shipping, sounded GREAT, came with batteries (which are not always included anymore), gave to my son for his 21st birthday and he loved it! Plus it's green. And it cranked - sounded awesome!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Don't throw this one away!

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            By 

            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Sleek Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

              This was a gift for my Dad. He loves music and loves to take it with him without using headphones. I thought this was a really unique idea using recycled materials and made by people in the good old USA! I like that you can change the can or even put it inside a handmade Chinese to go container. The sound is great and it looks cool too.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt delivery and arrived in excellent condition

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Perfect for a Teenage Boy!

              By 

              from Lewisburg Tn

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

                  Shopping for my 15yr old son is so challenging. But he LOVED this. It looks cool, sounds GREAT!, and is a conversation starter. His backpack has a space for a water bottle, so he sticks in in there and can share his music while waiting at sports meets and at lunch or after school. Plus it just looks so cool while at the same time encouraging an earth-friendly attitude! I highly recommend this product. We haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life or long-term resistance to being banged around but so far so good!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Grandson says it is awesome.

                  By 

                  from ohio

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

                  Happy with product

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  1.0

                  Not what I expected...

                  By 

                  from Delaware

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sleek Design
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Bad sound
                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

                    I was excited to find this gift for my sister. I bought it originally for her to use in her car as substitute speakers for the car. However, when I opened the package, it was hard to figure out how to use it. Then, when I tried it with my iPod, it didn't even make sound. I then changed the batteries (which it tells you to do if the sound is warped - which it was)...that didn't work! I'm extremely disappointed with this purchase and sent it back.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Jammin to the Blues with my Trash Amps

                    By 

                    from Virginia Beach, VA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • From recycled products
                    • Great sound quality
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Battery Power only
                    • Needs solar power option

                    Best Uses

                    • Wherever you need tunes

                    Comments about Trash Amps Speaker:

                    Was looking for a portable speaker for a while. Found the Trash Amps and the search was over. I love this speaker!! All my friends want one too!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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