Turn An iPhone Box Into An iPhone Dock

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.

DIY iPhone Dock [via The Unofficial Apple Weblog]


Comments

    Hard to believe that Apple here in AU want around $60 for the no frills plastic dock that used to come standard with the original iphone. Where's Belkin when you really need them? Anyone know a good alternative product? (Not looking for speakers and audio stuff - just a good charging stand for my 3GS.)

    it has to be said -- that's really naff!

    it hard to believe with all the money you fork out for an ipod/iphone you couldn't afford a dock of some sort.

    that said, it shows what a shit apple is to not include even a basic unit it would probably add <20 cents to the cost of the unit -- you needn't look further than (rotten).apple.com to see they're chronically gouging customers on accessories.

    DX has them with free worldwide shipping for as little as $5:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.19160
    you could find something from China/HK on ebay for similar coin.

    cross-generation compatibility is an ongoing affliction of apple products (oddly enough, the same issues exist with original accessories) -- just check each item works with your device before you buy.

    personally I wouldn't spend too much on a dock, as you'll inevitably buy a stereo/hifi system with a built-in dock at some point.

    Nice one Jason, I think that's brilliant, why throw money at a problem when you can produce something unique and recycled.

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