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DIY Phone Stands For Home Or At The Office
Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy
How often do you forget (or lose) your cellphone stand? I have a wonderful little ball suction cup stand for my phone, except due to it's size, and the fact that I have a toddler who found it amazing, I can never find it when I need it! Laying the phone flat can lead to distortion or a glare, and leaning it against something can work, but when I make that attempt my phone always seems to slide down. So what now? I had a large paperclip sitting on my desk, and realized I could probably morph that into something usable! I then spent a few minutes scouring my desk to see what other items I could repurpose! Thankfully there were several promising candidates!
What You Need to Know Before You Start
Below I am using:
- 1 large paperclip
- 1 sticky note pad (at least 3/4 full)
- 2 large binder clips (about 2")
- 1 expired loyalty card
Let's Get Started
Loyalty Card: I have many loyalty cards laying in my wallet that I simply do not use or need. It requires 2 small folds. Lay the card horizontally. You'll make one fold on the left, an inch and a half in, and on the right about half an inch in.
Paper Clip: Bend a large paperclip in 2 places, one bringing the smaller inside upright at a 90° angle, then bend up a small portion of the piece laying flat, about .5". You'll have to adjust the bends based on your specific phone.
Binder Clips: I've used 2 rather large binder clips, about 2" wide. A phone can lean against one clip sitting on the table, but multiple can be combined in a variety of ways to create both a horizontal and vertical stand.
Post-It: This is probably the easiest solution and should work for virtually every phone. Simply pull back a number of Post-It notes, and lay your phone against it. Depending on your phone and the Post-It size you may be able to stand it both vertically and horizontally. You can also use one Post-It as a speaker amplifier for your phone or tablet.
This is just the tip of the iceberg! I couldn't find any rubber bands, I think that would allow for a number of additional stands. The bottom line is there are many everyday items that can be used as a cell phone stand. Get creative!