Find Peace with Electrical Tape

by Bruce on December 12, 2010

With Christmas right around the corner I though this post might make a few people smile. Too bad nobody reads my blog…
Ever get tired of loud, noisy, obnoxious toys with no volume control? Does it seem like the volume was “calibrated” inside of a noisy factory in China? Have you ever thrown one of these toys away? Or even just thrown one? I have a solution…
Put black electrical tape over the speaker openings. You may need to cover multiple openings, all or part of an opening, or use multiple layers of tape to achieve the desired volume level. For kids that might peel the tape off open the toy and put the tape on the inside, or even clip the wire to the speaker all together.
I’ve been doing this for a few years now and am pleased with the results. Don’t leave dead batteries in the toy, yes, it’s an effective mute, but batteries are likely to leak battery acid when they are totally drained.

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JoeDemana April 24, 2012 at 2:20 am

Hi Bruce,
Well I read your blog, or at least part of it.

Nice one about the childrens toys and the electrical tape. I give my children the option to play with their high volume toys in the bath. That silences the toys for some time.

Keep on posting.
Joe

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