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  • 5 Pencils + 4 Rubber Bands = Your New iPhone Stand

    I'm always bugged by the fact that my $29 iPhone 3G dock doesn't let me set the thing landscape.

    Some guy named Roland devised a high-tech stand using 5 pencils and 4 rubber bands to watch his iPhone movies and such. A clever little creation indeed. You never know, this may even work with pens.

    Of course there's no nifty built-in charger for this stand, but at the low price of $1.12, I'm sure you can finagle some way to make it happen.

    Show us your versions.

    Thanks for the tip, Roland.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 5 Pencils + 4 Rubber Bands = Your New iPhone Stand started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      I still prefer the Paper Clip version:

      Dean and Ying's Blog - iPhone Paper Clip Stand
      Yes simple and very cheap.Also you can have differend coloured ones (plastic coated)
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      After seeing this stand, it reminded me of the awesome paper clip one. From THAT, I saw gunnysir talk about the lego thing, so I went and found some legos and made myself a pretty nice stand.

      2 8-dot pieces
      4 4-dot pieces

      The 4-dot blue pieces are for carpet support lol
      Optional are 2 2-dot pieces on the other end of the red pieces...
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Sorry, but this is retarded. It's not news, it is nice but it is not news. New info about redsn0w is news. A story of how a guy made a lame iPhone holder; not news.
    1. brett k's Avatar
      brett k -
      Everyone in my office has a paper clip stand now LOL
      we call them "Clippy"

      @ajl917, can we see your phone on the stand?
    1. itb165's Avatar
      itb165 -
      i have one of those rubber small att chairs and i put the iphone charger under the bottom up to middle of the seat and my iphone sits in it
    1. mactoids's Avatar
      mactoids -
      Hey, this design would look pretty nice using thin bamboo instead of pencils. Hmmm, might have to try that. Thanks.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brett k View Post
      Everyone in my office has a paper clip stand now LOL
      we call them "Clippy"

      @ajl917, can we see your phone on the stand?
      Well I dont have a picture on me, but I would say it's at probably a 70-75 degree angle. Also, my iPhone has a case that is silicone, do it will stay in the case easily; Im not sure how an iPhone with no case would stay...
    1. jb4's Avatar
      jb4 -
      yeah I know it's nothing special..but I figured I'd mess around with my sons to build something...

    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      ^^^ lol That's awesome
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      What!?!? They're not the Faber Castells??!?! I just ordered 500 of them to market these stands now I have to cancel the order and order the Staedtlers instead! I can't believe it!

      Ahem.. sorry about that

      On a more important note, I would like to know why the gentleman who created the paperclip stand decided that bending a paperclip in 6 places deemed not only a complete photographic/written instruction manual complete with progress photos but also a YouTube video on how it could be done. I think I speak for all of us when I say that if we are capable of modifying a minicomputer such as the iPhone and making it look completely different from the factory then we can probably look at a single picture of a bent paperclip and make the bends ourselves without visual aids or videos.

      But I could be wrong ::dodgy::