Boost iTouch's speaker?

xander1

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Nov 2, 2007
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Hoping that I'm not completely wrong:
There is a speaker inside the iTouch that is used when the alarm rings or to play the "click"-sound when you put your iTouch into standby.

First of all: is this speaker able to play all type of sounds, like music or something?
Is there a hack that can boost up the volume of this thing?
...and much more interesting:
Is there a app/hack which can make the iTouch play the sound using the internal speaker instead of the ear-pieces?
 

Phil A.

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Apr 2, 2006
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Hoping that I'm not completely wrong:
There is a speaker inside the iTouch that is used when the alarm rings or to play the "click"-sound when you put your iTouch into standby.

First of all: is this speaker able to play all type of sounds, like music or something?
Is there a hack that can boost up the volume of this thing?
...and much more interesting:
Is there a app/hack which can make the iTouch play the sound using the internal speaker instead of the ear-pieces?
It's not really a speaker - more a piezo sounder I think and there's not really anything you can do to up the volume or make it do more useful stuff
 
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cwolves

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Oct 11, 2007
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I convert an mp3 to an alarm and played it through the "speaker" to test it - it sounded like garbage. I could barely make out what song it was supposed to be playing.
 
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FunkyMonkey

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Sep 4, 2007
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Right behind you
uggh. This is the one reason I am envious of the iPhone.

I'm curious to how you played an mp3 file with the speaker. Just curious, no need for an elaborate explanation.
 
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caj

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Aug 16, 2007
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Illinois, United States
Hoping that I'm not completely wrong:
There is a speaker inside the iTouch that is used when the alarm rings or to play the "click"-sound when you put your iTouch into standby.

First of all: is this speaker able to play all type of sounds, like music or something?
Is there a hack that can boost up the volume of this thing?
...and much more interesting:
Is there a app/hack which can make the iTouch play the sound using the internal speaker instead of the ear-pieces?
I was wondering this too, but no, and it would have horrible sound quality.

every night i hook my iPod touch to my old ghetto sony speakers and turn the volume the way up. it makes a VERY good alarm!

I wish I could set my music to the alarm tone... I would just love waking up to the beatles
 
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Aaleck

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Oct 11, 2007
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This "speaker" is like one you would find in a computer. It makes any system beeps you might need to hear but other than that, its no good.
 
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codingmonkey

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Oct 15, 2007
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How loud is it though? Can you hear it when it's in your pocket? Does the speaker go off when a calendar event is coming up?
 
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atomicparker

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Oct 28, 2003
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Ottawa, ON
Is there any known way yet to boost the ipod touch's speaker? If you're anywhere but in a quiet room you can't hear calendar notifications.
 
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