Published on November 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Very Flexible Computer Speaker Mounts

Materials: TERTIAL Work Lamp

Description: The inexpensive TERTIAL work lamp ($9 USD) functions as an excellent arm to mount light objects. I always like my computer speakers to be at a certain height for better sound. Freeing my desk of addition speaker wires is even better.

The construction is easy. Unscrew the light socket and snip off the wires. They can be pulled out of the metal arms with a set of pliers. Attaching your speakers to the metal plate is the most challenging. Bend the concave plate so it is flat. I drilled a two holes into my speakers and plugged them with a drywall anchor that was cut short. Find a small screw and the drywall anchor will act as some sturdy self-made threading as you fasten the screw.

Now you can articulate your speakers in whatever way that hits your ear just right. I like to point the speakers towards me when I am in another part of my apartment, so it doesn’t just work for optimizing your sound at your desk.

~ Bill Dwyer, Philadelphia, PA

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14 Responses to Very Flexible Computer Speaker Mounts

  1. Ivan says:

    I’m not sure about how to unscrew the lampholders – (I want to do this simply to change the es to BCC )

    Do I unscrew the external retaining black plastic cord grip gizmo, or unscrew the lampholder body from inside the top/end housing?

    I can’t tell if there are locking tabs on one or the other side and I’m afraid simply twisting off the cord grip gizmo, which looks like the obvious solution, might just snap something

  2. Annabel B says:

    Combined with the Brada ipad stand hack this would be perfect for any tablet. Great idea!

  3. nycitysky says:

    Great idea for all kinds of stuff..thinking…

  4. Anonymous says:

    for heavier objects:
    you can always use 2-3 arms in parralel to mount 1 object if the aestetics and available space permits. only you need to modify the swivel points at both ends of the arms to achieve smooth rotation – to have one axis instead 2-3.

  5. san says:

    I`m waitin for google music invite… can anyone pls send me one … [email protected]
    thank u :)

  6. Techie Talks says:

    Wow looks great. The speakers are also well mounted and look neat…

  7. Eric Nentrup says:

    I agree with Wass. Not sure how practical this is for speakers, but for an iPad, iPhone, Digital Photo Frame, or other cheap, small LCD display, it’d be GENIUS.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I used one to make a Microphone mount.

  9. Wass says:

    I have the same exact lamp. This hack inspired me to do the same thing but with an iPad.

  10. Manuel G. says:

    Amazing idea! i’m seriously thinking about doing the same, the only problem is that my creative speakers weight about 1kg each, so i would need to replace the springs with stronger ones.

  11. Kyle says:

    I did this a few years ago for my surround sound TV speakers. It worked okay, but I found that some of the mounts lost tension after a while and the speakers would slide downwards and look disappointed.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t you use the integrated power cable to connect the speakers (so you wouldn’t have to tape the cable to the lamp)?

  13. MadMooby says:

    Totally brilliant!

  14. I love this idea. That’s really clever!

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