Last year we showed you a speedy way to turn a credit card into a temporary phone stand for media viewing. Today we've got a crafty reader-created tutorial on making a more permanent stand by moulding it with a lighter.
You can shop around on eBay and pick up a little plastic dock for your phone — you might even score it for under $10 with careful shopping — or you could make this nifty stand for free.
Using just an old key card, a pair of scissors and a lighter, Lifehacker reader meseta crafted a custom-fit phone stand. He cut out the legs to fit his phone precisely and then moulded them into place by heating them with a lighter. Check out the video above to see the process in action or visit his Instructables guide at the link below for more information including the best way to soften the plastic based on the kind of lighter you have.
Bend a Credit Card into a Phone Stand Using a Lighter [Instructables]