I listen to a lot of podcasts on my ipod touch. Recently the podcasts have put their program notes on the screen so you can read the contents of the podcast while listening. Prior to this update, it was impossible to lock the screen rotation and it was difficult to pause an ipod touch when it was in horizontal orientation. So I needed a vertical charging dock that I could plug my earphones into - which is harder to find than you'd expect!
So I got some binder clips out and started fiddling around with them one afternoon and came up with this. I use it everyday. It is quite sturdy and keeps the ipod at exactly the right angle!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies!
3 medium binder clips
1 ipod charging cord
1 ipod touch (has not been tested with an iphone, the phone is probably too heavy)
Step 2: Step 1
Place two binder clips on the charger, allowing the charger to stick out short distance from the top of the binder clips. Position it a bit to the side of center to allow for the earphone jack to fit along side.
Pull the back arms of the binder clip together and clip with the third binder clip. Both up and down work nearly equally as well, with both options having different benefits. I've only illustrated one option, try both and see which one you prefer.
Step 4: Finished!
Plug the ipod in and you are good to go!