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Mounting phone on wall

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by buldog5151bass, Nov 30, 2017.


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  1. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Well, we finally got rid of our landline. But I am looking for a way to mount the phone on the wall, so we know where it is, can easily use the speaker function for a group talk, maybe even charge the phone, and not look too ugly/modern.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    What kind of phone?
    In the meantime, floating shelves are all the rage still.
    Use some reclaimed materials like wood and pipe fittings for that rustic 'I want to save the environment' look.

    -Mike
     
  3. I'm confused.
    If you ditched the landline, why do you still have a house phone?

    If you're talking about mounting a cellphone to the wall, I think we'll need to know which phone you have.
     
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  4. I can't see the point in mounting a cellphone on the wall, although there is the boundary effect which would affect how the mic works. Sound waves travel along a flat surface, so a wall acts as a kind of sound collector for a mic sitting on that surface. That's how PZM mics work. This effect also works with cardioid and omni mics, and cell phone mics fall in those categories.

    However, a table top makes an equally effective surface to take advantage of the boundary effect, and odds are the phone will be closer to the people speaking if it's on a table rather than the wall. Remember, mics hear best the sound source which is closest to them.

    In order words, I'm not sure it's a great idea.
     
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
  7. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Wow, kinda surprised given the glowing reviews.
     
  8. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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    What happens when someone has to leave the house?

    I mean, usually each person has their own phone/number.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Yeah, something like this, just hoping for something a little less ... cheap looking.
    Both my wife and I have our own smartphone - one now has what used to be our home number. So, while we are at home we are sharing that number, and that is what family and such will generally use to call us. Want to have a central location, and be able to use it to, such as when we both are talking with our son.
     
  10. Atshen

    Atshen

    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    crabnk.
     
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Don't laugh. If I could find (or build) one of those cheap, I would.
     
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  12. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    How about a little shelf?
     
  13. Aberdumbie

    Aberdumbie

    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Sounds like a perfect application for Velcro. I love the stuff. Velcro and post it notes hold my life together.
     
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  14. Atshen

    Atshen

    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    And duct tape.
     
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  15. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Me too.
     
  16. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Well there is A LOT of options if you really dig. There are holders that plug into the outlet and have a shelf for your phone to sit in. You can do the wireless charging bass and have it on that.

    You can also get creative with products from this company: ProClip USA | Car Phone Holders and Dashboard Phone Mounts

    The thing is, there are so many options out there.
     
  17. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    This all day. You can just set the cell on the little shelf, and it's so retro/cool. I think I will make one.
     
  18. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Not only that, but put it over an outlet, drill a small hole, and have the charging cable come out of it. Or maybe use the area where the headset wire would come out and go into the phone.

    You know, if done right this thing would sell like hot cakes...to us old fogies I am sure.
     
  19. Aberdumbie

    Aberdumbie

    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    This is TB.... Gaffers tape....
     
  20. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Out of curiosity I Google "cell phone mounting on wall" and went to images. The choices are endless. Do that and see if anything tickles your fancy.
     

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