You just blew some cash on an iPhone, why spend any more on a dock? Using just the stuff that came with your iPhone you can make a sturdy and novel-looking stand.
For what they are, docks of all sorts—not just iPhone docks—can be a bit on the pricey side.
Who wants to pay too much for something that amounts to a hunk of plastic that holds a USB cable in the right spot? Not Flickr-user Sayesbury that's for sure.
He built a zero-cost dock out of the packaging and parts in the iPhone's box.
I wanted a dock stand for the iphone, but I could not believe Apple want £35 for it.
Seeing as the iphone already comes with a dock plate, it was just a simple matter of glueing the dock cable to the plate and mounting it onto a box.
You will have to trim the bottom of the dock plate so the dock connector will sit square on the plate.
The box the iPhone comes in is quite sturdy and once slightly modified makes a great stand. You could even weight the bottom of the box if you wanted it to be extra-stable. Check out the link below for additional pictures showing how the dock was put together.