May 1, 2010

The world's cheapest iPod/iPhone stand ()

by fluffy at 10:06 AM
A post on Matt Haughey's blog reminded me that I never shared my secret to making an excellent and cheap iPod/iPhone holder.


  • 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:


#13071 Duke of the Bump 05/04/2010 01:20 pm
    This works extremely well!
    #13072 Duke of the Bump 05/04/2010 05:32 pm
      Oh, and I didn't have any insulation, so I just wrapped the pointy end with some scotch tape.
      #13073 fluffy 05/04/2010 05:33 pm
        That works too! It's just there to keep from scratching the back, really. There's no electrical reason to insulate it.
        #15194 Anonymous 12/12/2012 06:44 pm
          Thanks for the idea. I used a metal clothes hanger and made 3 stands out of it. I used ear plugs to cover the top and also used flexible pvc tube to protect as well.
          #15195 fluffy 12/12/2012 06:46 pm
            That works too! Any stiff wire is perfect for this.