A frequent complaint with DIY stands for iPhones—among other expensive phones and portable devices people watch movies on—is the lack of sturdiness. Who wants their $$$ device to slide off the table? This stand suctions right onto the back.
The video above lays out the setup pretty clearly but for those of you residing behind some Great Corporate Firewall or another, we'll lay out the steps for you.
Buy a cheap bag of suction cups intended for hanging window decorations and such. Make sure the suction cups have a diameter the width of your portable device or slightly smaller. The trick with this stand is to pull the hook off a second suction cup and hook it on a suction cup that already has a hook. The two hooks become the two legs of your stand. Stick the suction cup onto the back of your device, adjust the legs, and you've got a DIY stand in little danger of letting go of your device.
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