iCanister Powered Speaker, retail $100.00* ()
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Last updated 08-11-13

The iCanister Powered Speaker is a very cool product that allows you to take your music virtually anywhere (I say 'virtually' here because they probably won't let you into a hospital OR or the monitoring room of a nuclear power generating facility with it). Not only can you take your music, you can share it with others thanks to its 3" long-throw full-range speaker and its inbuilt 5 watt amplifier.

* Regular price is $100.00; it was on sale for $19.99 when I purchased it!

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use your new iCanister, feed it first (see directly below), and THEN you can go and damage your eardrums.

First of all, remove the transparent dome from the top of the unit by unclipping the two grey plastic latches on its sides. Lift the dome off and place it nearby.

Toward the rear of the unit, you'll see a 1/8th inch male stereo phone plug at the end of a cord. You'll learn what to do with it momentarily.

Place an Ipod, MP3 player, Iphone, or other small device that you'd normally listen to through earphones or headphones into the rubber-lined opening; orienting it so that the earphone jack is facing up. Gently pull up on the cord, and plug the male stereo phone plug from the iCanister into the source's earphone jack. Turn your device on and make sure that its volume is turned up at least halfway.

Place the dome back on and secure it in place with the two grey clips.

On the front of the iCanister, you'll see a horizontal row of four buttons.
From left to right, they are:

1: Power on/off.
2: Mood lights on/off.
3: Volume- (decrease).
4: Volume+ (increase).

Press the power on/off to energise the product. Your music should now issue from the speaker at a moderate volume.

Adjust the volume to your liking using the volume+ and volume- buttons.

Press the mood light button (2nd from the left) to turn the blue LED ambiance lighting on; press it again to turn it off.

When you're finished, press the power on/off button to neutralise the iCanister.

Remember to turn off your music player or else its battery will eventually go to pot.

To change the battteries in your iCanister, turn it upside-down. Unclip and remove the large battery door, and set it aside.

If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the used AA cells as you see fit.

Insert eight new AA cells into the compartment, orienting each one so that its flat-end (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, and snap it into place.
Done with that, fun yeah!!!

This is an amplified (powered) loudspeaker, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a carport in effort to try and expose the bare Metalmarineangemon - er - the bare Metaltrailmon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalsusanoomon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!), let my mother's big dog's ghost, her kitties, my kitty or my sister's kitty cat piddle (uranate) on it, hose it down with my mother's gun, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (now I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to sshoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analyses, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. Therefore, this section of the iCanister's web page will seem consideraby more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The unit delivers surprisingly good bass (low-frequency) output considering that it has a 3" speaker thanks in good part to that speaker having a long-throw cone -- of course coupled with having a good cabinet around it.

Photograph showing the blue LED "mood lighting" energised.

Photograph showing how I'm carrying the iCanister on my scooter so I can listen to choons while I'm on the road (this pales in comparison to the 180-watt stereo system {with subwoofer} that I installed in my first scooter -- but it's certainly a H-E-Double-Bendy-Straws of a lot better than having no music at all).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this speaker.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this speaker; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 460nm and 470nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 465.610nm.

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/icanis.txt

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This vid shows the iCanister Powered Speaker doing exactly what it was designed to do: play music of course.
The song I used is zax from the Amiga demo, "äMPäri3" by Dekadence from 2011.

So pulse-racing!!!
Actually, it kinda "makes" "ewe" "wahnt" "tu" "kik: "uh" "cubberd" "oph" "thuh" "wal" "ahnd" "thenn" "pruseed" "tu" "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "yer" "phavourertt" "nuu" "galph" "klubbz" doesn't it?

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This vid shows the iCanister Powered Speaker dg exactly what it was designed to do: play music of course.
The song I used is the song, "Atomium" by Karl Bartos.

So pulse-pounding!!!
Actually, it kinda "makes" "ewe" "wahnt" "tu" "kik" "uh" "Prinsess" "waul" "telafoan" "oph" "thuh" "wal" "ahnd" "thenn" "pruseed" "tu" "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "itss" "oun" "handdsett" doesn't it?

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Test unit was purchased at a Grocery Outlet store in Federal Way WA. USA on the morning of 06-07-13.

UPDATE: 08-11-13
I've been using the iCanister almost every time I leave the house in my scooter; thus far, it has performed quite admirably.
The unit has good tone and plays loudly enough for me.

Sounds extremely good considering the size of its driver (speaker)
Functions with any device that has a 1/8" female earphone receptacle
Mood lighting is rather nice; though not really necessary
Batteries it uses are common and relatively inexpen$ive


May feel a bit on the heavy side to some users

    PRODUCT TYPE: Amplified speaker
    No. OF LAMPS: 5
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbuttons
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 8x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: Cigarrette lighter power cord
    SIZE: 350mm T x 170mm W (incl. clips) x 120mm D
    WEIGHT: Too heavy to weigh on my scale
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a powered speaker, not a light-emitting device or an R/C vehicle, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

iCanister Powered Speaker *

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