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A fairly inoffensive-looking stand for your gadgets from less than $5 of materials. Yes, my phone looks weird. But it is seated gracefully and stoutly on the finest of space-age materials. Read on.
 
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Step 1: Stuff you need

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As you can see, the stand is very simple, and is made of just two items.

Purchase the following:

  • Metal bookend
These are found at homeware and dollar stores.

  • Non-slip mat
These are usually at automotive stores, although mine came from a Japanese store.

Step 2: The ugly side

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Wrap the non-slip mat around the top of the bookend and tape it securely in place.

You can reposition the mat many times -- the tape peels off easily, even after being in place for months (in hot climates YMMV).

If your phone or gadget is large or heavy, you may want to tape some thick card across the center as reinforcement.

Step 3: Bend it. No, bend it more.

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Bend the upright part of the bookend back. Even further. Yes, keep going. Now see how it springs back? Do it again. Don't worry, it won't break.

As you can see in the picture, mine is about 60 degrees from horizontal.

Step 4: Done!

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Put your gadgets on it!

Marvel at their seeming adhesion!

Laugh in the face of gravity!

Try not to stare at where the keypad broke off my phone!