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  • DIY iPhone/iPod Touch Dock


    Noticed this DIY iPhone dock while trolling around on Flickr earlier; it's a bit old, but i couldn't pass this one up.

    Apple included an iPhone dock with the first release of the iPhone but has since removed the dock as a prepackaged accessory. The dock, a little bit of plastic with some little connection bits costs a ridiculous $49 via the Apple Store. That price was just too high for Flickr user sayesbury so he came up with his own innovative and unique DIY dock using the iPhone's packaging.
    I wanted a dock stand for the iphone, but I could not believe Apple want 35 for it.

    Seeing as the iphone already comes with a dock plate, it was just a simple matter of glueing the dock cable to the plate and mounting it onto a box.]

    You will have to trim the bottom of the dock plate so the dock connector will sit square on the plate.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: DIY iPhone/iPod Touch Dock started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. noop's Avatar
      noop -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      ok am i the only one whos phone didnt come with that plastic piece they are gluing to the box?
      I think me and you are in the same boat, because I didn't get the plastic dock plate either.
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
      Quote Originally Posted by noop View Post
      I think me and you are in the same boat, because I didn't get the plastic dock plate either.
      I don't remember getting the dock plate either...
    1. jacobgaul's Avatar
      jacobgaul -
      what dock will work with the 3gs with a incipio feather case on the phone and will NOT popup the accessory error message?
    1. Boker's Avatar
      Boker -
      made one too :]



      i would have iPhone in pic but iPhone is my camera.
    1. Teoyaomqui's Avatar
      Teoyaomqui -
      ah using the box.

      mmm, now if you just cut a hole were the speaker sits and make two holes on the front and you got your self an Acustic amplifier!!!
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Quote Originally Posted by noop View Post
      I think me and you are in the same boat, because I didn't get the plastic dock plate either.
      Me as well.
    1. jetfuel495's Avatar
      jetfuel495 -
      I'd do it with an iPod box. Much smaller.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      The plastic pieces only came in the 2g boxs so unless you got an original 2g you probably dont have one...
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
      Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
      The plastic pieces only came in the 2g boxs so unless you got an original 2g you probably dont have one...
      If you had a 2g, then it would have already came with a dock....
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      dude thats cool, i like that better than the factory dock
    1. iTouchNinjaz's Avatar
      iTouchNinjaz -
      I just superglued the iPod touch dock connector to it's charger and made a piece to sit it on. Looks like the real one, only a lot cheaper.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Teoyaomqui View Post
      ah using the box.

      mmm, now if you just cut a hole were the speaker sits and make two holes on the front and you got your self an Acustic amplifier!!!

      Who needs the air curve? lol
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      sweet DIY idea but it is pretty large
      nonetheless looks pretty cool