I remembered seeing an iPhone stand built out of binder clips on Lifehacker and figured that would work out well at my desk at work. I did a quick search and found the original post at Clut of Mac but the details were sorely lacking. Since this isn’t rocket science it only took a minute or so to fabricate my own iPhone Binder Clip Stand and make a few “improvements” to the design.
Step 2: Bend one of the Wing Ends to make a J (Not a V now just a J to cradle your iPhone)
NOTE: I used the gap between two of my cube desk pieces to grab the end bit and then bent over the wing holding onto the base of the clip. No tools necessary!
Step 3: Enjoy Version 1.0 of Your iPhone Binder Clip Stand. Flip out the Bent Wing and Place it on the Desk with the Straight End Acting as the Vertical Support.
(OPTIONAL) I wanted to be able to have my iPhone in the stand vertically also but a single binder clip
didn’t provide enough support to hold up the iPhone vertically. So Binder Clip Stand 2.0
Step 4: Take the Second Binder Clip and Piggy Back it onto the First Stand.
Note: This is a bit tricky to explain but check out the picture for more information. The second clip should grab on the first clip and will end up being parallel to the desk. Setup the first one as if you have an iPhone on it and the from the back squeeze the second binder clip so it is wider than the first and go straight into the first until the front edge of the top of the clip is pushing the vertical iPhone support up a bit. You now have a double sized base and it will support your phone standing vertically.
Mod It (OPTIONAL)
I had an orphaned USB Thumb Drive cap in my desk drawer and it fit perfectly over top of the end of the binder clip to provide a large pad for the back of the phone and a bit more stability.
Be Creative! Look around and see if there is something you can re-purpose to make your iPhone Binder Clip Stand more functional or with more style and send me a link of your creation.
[UPDATE] Check out my flickr iPhone Binder Clip Stand set for lots of proper hi-res photos. I am updating the photos on this post as well as I have time.
I apologize for the crappy image quality but I took it with my iPhone and well you know …
Check out and comment on my Instructable also.