Picture of The Ridiculously Clever Dock
Hi Again

Recently The USB devices grown in masive quantity , with usb drives , iPods , PSP , MP4 , Cell Phones, ETC....

I Decided To make a very low budget USB dock , And very , very easy to use and Do .

So, I decided To post this instructable

BTW:No More crappy shots , new camera , yeash!1!

Update : My Dream Came True, Now Im In Make Blog !!!111!
Update 2 : lol I am also in Lifehacker
Update 3 : My Dock Also Appears In Flickr , In Digg , IN iPhone Savior , IN http://www.everymod.com/the-ridiculously-clever-dock/ And In A lot More !!!!1

Step 1: The material And price list

Picture of The material And price list
1-A Binder Clip/Bullclip/Mauly - It Spent 9.00 Pesos ( Approx 0.90 Dollars)
2-(Optional)A Small Rubber/Elastic Band - Free - salvaged ( They cost about 1.00 a package with 50)
3-The Cable Of Your Dockable Device
4-Your Dockable Device

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wow no comments!its awsome
haha im relplyin to me!
dedevil10246 years ago
thanks a bunch, i was looking for spare docks from apple around my house because I am setting up this dj thing to run through my ipods really easily, but i needed somei=thing for it to be proped up on while charging, then I went on instructables, saw this built it in under a minute and walla
madamoisele6 years ago
This is beyond awesome. Thanks so much!
Joanassie7 years ago
Just saying to everyone: It's called a SYNC CABLE!
kobezbro7 years ago
alright this is mine taken in my room but my camera cord was broken so it was taken a couple months ago

this isnt my dock anymore because i lost the clip (i found it on the floor at school and thought of this) and the pics were taken on my nightstand

now i turned my nightstand into a dock by making a half-*** in desk(nightstand) dock with speakers but it is temporary so i can take the cords out and cover up the hole and the instructable and pics will be here.

also the first pic with the ipod on has a picture of my baby brother passed out on the floor when he was tired and he was not harmed

and sorry i keep rambling but as for the dock, i think it was a great idea my ipod cord shell case thing was scratched up but so is my ipod.
five stars *****!
acaz93 (author)  kobezbro7 years ago
hah! pretty clever i must say ... i see you also have a small mess over there ...
kobezbro acaz937 years ago
yeah those drawers were from a walmart plastic drawer set and i made a mini speaker dock out of them and i was gonna make an instructable but my webcam wasnt recording when i cut the holes but glad you like it
but wont the clip squeese the wire to death? like after a while... by the way great instructable... exactly what we need... simple effective tricks that WORK!! :)
acaz93 (author)  SunShine.11117 years ago
Most of the time , the clip stresses and it looses a little bit of force
bullitje7 years ago
it simplicity owns
Bradman7 years ago
This design is great for light USB devices, but it would put too much strain on the connectors of both the cable and devices for something like an iPod. Great idea none the less.
epumer7 years ago
BUENISIMO! voy a hacerlo y despues te cuento como me salio! gracias!
epumer7 years ago
hey! isn't the ipod video too heavy to be hanging like that? i mean, doesn't the dock cable or the ipod break or anything after many use? putting it on and off many times... do you get what im saying? sorry if my english is not very good, im from argentina!!
acaz93 (author)  epumer7 years ago
no te os preocupeis no es tan pesado , En general , El conector no se rompera tan facilmente , es probable que la distribucion de peso sea mas uniforme si bajas un poco mas el conector , yo soy de mexico FYI
Caveman4777 years ago
my friend and I added more to the dock to make a charging speaker dock, and I used the binder clip for support so my device won't fall backwards And used mesh material from my amp and then put speakers behind it and added an ornament to make it shine. I can also tilt it sideways to play videos. On a shoe box. Hope you like it.
acaz93 (author)  Caveman4777 years ago
COoOoOol , Good use of the binder clip , is it epoxied ? BTW: were did ya obtained the Squier Logo?
I just hot-glue-gunned the binder clip to the box and got the squire logo from my amp.
Soileau7 years ago
Wouldn't that put strain on the ipod?
acaz93 (author)  Soileau7 years ago
Actually , Not , most of the strain is in the connector , you don't need to be worried , your device don't weights 1000 kilos (aka a Ton)
Thornburg7 years ago
Dude people that work hard and actually try to make theres look good are beaten by a ridicously stupid idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-iPod-nano-dock-out-of-an-iPod-Mini-dock/ IS A LOT BETTER
PSPerson7 years ago
to everyone that says it would break the dock connector: this would not be true with the iPod nano line: it is really light
acaz93 (author)  PSPerson7 years ago
That Is VERY VERY VERY true actually all the ipods , are supported , if not , help dock connector , wrapping it with duct Tape , And Put the Connector lower , so it is only exposed the connector
fnords7 years ago
that IS ridiculously clever. can it support one of the older, heavier ipods?
acaz93 (author)  fnords7 years ago
If It holds , a PSP , It Should hold a First Gen iPod
syribia acaz937 years ago
Excelente idea y aguanta la PSP O_o , creo que voy a probarlo al rato :) (Hoy no tengo ganas de escribir en ingles ;) )
jordand syribia7 years ago
syribia said: Excellent idea and holds the PSP O_o, I believe that I am going to prove it in the short while:) (Today I do not have desire to write in ingles
no she said Excellent idea and can withstand the PSP O_o, I think I am going to try it in a bit:) (Today, I do not want to write in English;))
you said something like exelent idea.......cant spell in english.im only in spanish one so i dont know every thing you said. adios
acaz93 (author)  syribia7 years ago
pero algo es cierto , se ve un poco raro con el PSP al reves ..
bedbugg27 years ago
omg this is great! i hate binder clips when i only have one and cant make a weapon with it...now make somthing out ofn a plastic coathanger! i hate those too
acaz93 (author) 7 years ago
i'd proudly thank you for The more than 27000 views

Thank you very much
I'm sry I didn't read the whole instructable. I just read the first page. this is pretty cool but I already have and ipod dock that charges and plays music but this is really cool cuz of how simple it is.
jamnoopers7 years ago
nicely done
acaz93 (author) 7 years ago
lolOMGZRofllmFao > 20k Views < >_> >_< <_<
Brennn107 years ago
clever indeed!
DIY Dave7 years ago
Good idea, but it won't work on my mp3 player because it is not made to be used on a dock so the plug for headphones is on top. Do you know how I could do it on my mp3 player.
acaz93 (author)  DIY Dave7 years ago
Maybe It Will work , but Several mp3 may need to be positioned so the usb is on the bottom , maybe a photo of your mp3 Will help on how to position it
it would probably damage your ipod but it's pretty cool.
egreen7677 years ago
I wonder if it would hold my Zune.
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