The World’s Cheapest iPod/iPhone Stand

A post on a minimal iPhone/iPad stand reminded me that I never shared my secret to making an excellent and cheap iPod/iPhone holder. (This should also be compatible with most Android devices; however, Windows Phone users are on their own.)


  • One large metal paperclip
  • (Optional) Some insulation taken off of some wire or a bit of shrink wrap or whatever (or use an insulated paper clip)


  1. Bend the paperclip to look like this:

  2. Insert iPhone/iPod/whatever:


If you want to hold a tablet such as an iPad or Galaxy Tab or Surface, simply start with a coat hanger instead.

BONUS: a video showing how to do the actual paperclip bending


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