01 May '12, 9am

If you ever long for the simple days of communicating through a tin can on a string, long no longer.

If you ever long for the simple days of communicating through a tin can on a string, long no longer.

Monkey Wrench Design /Video screen capture If you ever long for the simple days of communicating through a tin can on a string, long no longer. Thanks to San Francisco-based Monkey Wrench Design , you can keep in touch with your friends with a tin can that connects to your computer or cell phone. Replacing the string with a USB cord, "The Can" doubles as microphone and ear piece; you need to shuttle it between your mouth and ear to keep a conversation going. It connects to any Mac or PC, and there's even a mini-version that connects to any phone via a 3.5mm audio jack. It's a silly idea, but that's not a bad thing. I most like the DIY option, though I don't see why the packet includes a an unopened can of tomato past- it seems most people could scrounge up their own tin can to upcycle . If you want your own Can, check out the Kickstarter campaign and make sure to pledge by...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/tin-can-phone-brings-ba...

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