DIY web site Instructables details how to build a simple gadget dock for the low price (less than a dollar) of a large binder clip and a small rubber band. In a nutshell, you just pinch the plug with your binder clip and use the clip's arms as buttressing supports for the dock. I didn't have a large enough binder clip, but after fumbling a bit with a smaller one with my iPhone, I can see how this could actually work—though it might put undue stress on heavier gadgets, especially if they use small plugs.
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