This is a super simple, multi-functional, sleekly styled device holder that will take you about ten minutes to make.
Without further ado, let's have a look at how it is done.
Step 1: Stuff to Find
- A large paper clamp (The biggest size)
- an elastic band
- some shrink wrap
- a lighter (or a candle)
A viceoops, I meant vise. None of us need more vices.
- some scissors or an x-acto knife
Step 2: Bend
Leave them attached to the body as it gives you a better leverage for bending.
Bend it as shown on both sides. Don't worry if you bent one the wrong way. We can fix that.
Once they are bent then you can remove them from the main body. Do this by placing them in the open position and squeezing the clip until the catch clears the main housing.
Step 3: Protect Your Goods
With the clips removed, cut four one inch strips of heat shrink tubing. Work these into position, each one should cover the bends that we just made. One to a side, two per clip.
Once they are positioned, heat with a lighter or a candle until the shrinking has tightened the rubber to the clip snugly. You will want to keep the area of heat in constant motion, you do not want to burn the rubber.
You could simply wrap the ends in electrical tape, but this makes a nicer finish and the rubber adds extra grip as well.
Once the bends are covered, you can put the clip back together. Just do the inverse of how you removed them.
Step 4: Backwards Pressure
Now go clip it to something and let it hold your device for you. I use mine attached to my sun visor for holding my phone. It puts the phone in the perfect position for talking using hands free. It is also a perfect spot for viewing without disrupting my field of view out the windshield.
Step 5: Final Thoughts
Another benefit is that it holds all sizes of devices.
Just place one paperclip behind the elastic (it will dangle loosely), flip it forward when you want to stand your device on a desk.
The clip is a strong one, and it would probably be a good idea to line the inside with some rubber or something soft to protect the surfaces that you might want to attach it to.