Make A Phone Charging Stand With A Pair Of Binder Clips

Introduction: IPhone Binder Clip Stand Ver 2.0

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 Cult 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.

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Step 2: Bend One of the Wing Ends to Make a J

You want to bend one of the wing ends into a J that will hold the end of the iPhone. 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! Remember you don’t want a V just a big enough J end to hold the phone edge.

What are iPhone 12 clips?

The Clips app on your iPhone is a powerful video-editing app that you can use to easily combine videos, photos, titles, and music into videos to share on social media. You can take photos and record videos in Clips, with special editing modes and tools available.

Bonus Accessories

PS4 Phone Mount 

Photo by Rob Gillian via Lifehacker
Photo by Rob Gillian via Lifehacker

If you love playing games using your phone, then this DIY phone stand is perfect for you. you will only need a PS4 controller and two binder clips.

Let’s proceed on how to make a DIY PS4 to phone stand.

Step 1: Bend Your Binder Clip. 

Get two binder clips. One is large and the other is medium. (The larger clip should be bigger than 1 5/8″ medium clip.) Get the large binder clip and bend the tips. You can place the tips in your desk drawer. Close the drawer then, using a firm hand, press down the clip to a 45-degree angle. When you fold back the clips, the bent should be inward and facing each other.

Step 2: Wrap the Binder Clips Together. 

First, you have to remove the handles of the medium binder clip. Then, put the Large clip on top of the medium clip. Imagine putting two triangles together, side by side, forming a rectangle. Using two rubber bands, wrap them tight to keep them together.

Step 3: Attach the PS4 Controller. 

For this step, you’ll need two heavy-duty rubber bands. Diagonally tie the binder clips and the PS4 controller together. Make sure that the binder clips are on top of the controller and the large clip facing forward. You should form an “X” from the diagonal wraps. Start over the top of one side of the binder clip. Then, go all the way down diagonally to the controller, besides the analog stick. (This will not affect the movement of the analog sticks.) Do the same with the other side of the binder clip and the controller. You can also double wrap each rubber band to secure the controller. 

Step 4: Mount your Phone. 

Mount your phone inside the binder clips. You can add a rubber band and wrap it two to three times around the binder clip handles to have a better grip. Use your imagination in whichever design you like. Now, you’re ready to level up your gaming experience with your new PS4 phone stand!

Phone Charging Dock

Screenshot from Howcast on YouTube
Screenshot from Howcast on YouTube

If you don’t want to buy a charging dock, you might want to check this out. Making a DIY phone-charging stand lets you enjoy the perks of having a stand and charging dock at the same time. You can do this by using the CDs you have lying at home.

Step 1: Stack the CDs. 

You can stack 5 to 10 CDs depending on the height that you want to achieve. You can use glue to make your dock fixed in place.

Step 2: Attach the Charger. 

Insert the Charger inside the CDs’ hole until the tip is just a little more than the height of your stacked CD.

Step 3: Insert Stuffing inside the CDs. 

You may use anything from like rock stones or pebbles that would hold the cord of your charger in place.

You may add a base to your phone charging stand dig project to make it sturdier. Now, you are ready to use your unique charging dock for your mobile phone.

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