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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.
    Originally Posted by :
    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. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      this is pretty neat.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      haha. I dig it
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      i took a dremel to my 1st gen iphone dock to make the new one fit hehe
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      very cool. I saw this a while back and thought it was great so I made one. Too big if you ask me though so I am working on another slimmer design...
    1. zerobrand's Avatar
      zerobrand -
      I tried to do my own last year for the 3G, but it looked like **** :/
    1. ztevenx's Avatar
      ztevenx -
      coool! where can i find a guide how to do it?
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Looks like the phone would flip over.

      And im willing to bet it does.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Not bad for a do It yourselfer.
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      Id rater not have my phone docked than in this gaudy looking trash. Also i think the docks were 30 bucks last time i looked.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Sorry to hijack, but I saw an iphone 2g dock going for 5 in tk maxx, I brought it but didnt have the drill.......40 mins, 1 cut finger and a sore arm later.......


      Slides in nice and smooth


      Ps How do you put full size pics in your post (not them thumbnail type pics)
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      id make one but i wouldnt use the iphone box! its way too big
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I would rather just spend the $30 on a clean piece of plastic rather than have this Frankenstein'd monstrosity on my desk.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Sorry to hijack, but I saw an iphone 2g dock going for 5 in tk maxx, I brought it but didnt have the drill.......40 mins, 1 cut finger and a sore arm later.......


      Slides in nice and smooth


      Ps How do you put full size pics in your post (not them thumbnail type pics)
      Host the image on tinypic.com
      and use the link for Fourms... Copy/Paste it Here
    1. haani's Avatar
      haani -
      ha got mine for 17 from ebay!!
    1. modmyiguy's Avatar
      modmyiguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I would rather just spend the $30 on a clean piece of plastic rather than have this Frankenstein'd monstrosity on my desk.
      Although it may not be that visually pleasing for some it will do the job just fine for DIY's who could care less about a shiny piece of $30 plastic. You can make it in 5 minutes and it could also be used to hide/store your other random accessories on your desk ie wall charger plug, paperclips etc. Also it will keep your USB sync cable from seperating at the dock plug which seems inevitable. If I docked/synced my phone more often I would consider it myself.
    1. roeiboot's Avatar
      roeiboot -
      i dig it as well.... looks nifty.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Thanks Zeal
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      neato, props to the creator.
    1. HITCH's Avatar
      HITCH -
      looks very nice..
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      ok am i the only one whos phone didnt come with that plastic piece they are gluing to the box?