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Build an iPhone 5 Charging Dock for $1 [DIY Project Video]

Are you experiencing frustration since no one has built and released an official charging dock for the iPhone 5 yet? Then this quick little DIY charging dock project may be the perfect solution to your problem and serve as a good ‘hold-over’ until a factory version is released.

Build an iPhone 5 dock for $1 [via There I Fixed It - Cheezburger Network]

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  • Published 09/28/12

Comments (14)

  1. r

    wow, you’d think with all those tools & materials at his disposal he would have mad something less fugly

  2. Asian Angel

    @r – I can totally agree with you on that point… I would not have been happy with something that was that ‘incomplete’ looking myself either. >_>

    At least it does serve as a jump-off point for ideas though (and hopefully something a lot prettier!). ~_^

  3. Jeff Sadowski

    Simplicity is beautiful. Good howto.

  4. Willie Park

    I would not have been happy with something that was that ‘incomplete’ looking myself either.

  5. Jeff Sadowski

    Because of all the bad reviews I think some engineering perspective is in order.
    Question:What is the job at hand?
    Answer:To hold the phone at a viewable angle while it is charging.
    Question:Does the design he built do said task?
    Answer:Yes.

    It is not pretty but it does the job. His same basic process could easily be used to make something all the critics would want. Maybe rounding the edges, and a clean paint job would have satisfied the critics but he gave ideas that apply to other phones as well. I might build a holder for my Andriod using his howto.

  6. MeM

    It does the job in a rather fugly way.

  7. stagz

    Its says “Build an iPhone charging dock for $1, what did you expect! Can’t people ever stop complaining. It gives you the basic idea, now make your own, “less fugly”

  8. SoL8

    In the vid it looks like it didn’t cost him really anything. However, taking into account his access to equipment, I would have expected a lot more.

  9. Michelle

    You should have never put this on line, you’ve forced Apple into patent court again.

  10. Luigi Stugatz

    For an $650 iPhone 5 you would think Apple would GIVE you the $29 adapter so you could use your existing accessories… you would think? The adapter made in China can not cost Apple over $2 including shipping.

    I know Apple will not go broke if I don’t buy their products… I will go back to an abacus before I buy anything from these freeking crooks. The connector change is a typical example of how Apple makes you grab you ankles… and is amazing how many people do it with a smile… some even wait on line for days… pass the Vaseline.

    With their previous products they took a standard USB protocol and put their own proprietary connector on one end so they could shove it up to the hilt… and the masses grabbed their ankles with a smile.

    Don’t get me started with replacing batteries!!!!!!!!

  11. Luigi Stugatz

    For an $650 iPhone 5 you would think Apple would GIVE you the $29 adapter so you could use your existing accessories… you would think? The adapter made in China can not cost Apple over $2 including shipping.

    I know Apple will not go broke if I don’t buy their products… I will go back to an abacus before I buy anything from these freeking crooks. The connector change is a typical example of how Apple makes you grab your ankles… and is amazing how many people do it with a smile… some even wait on line for days… pass the Vaseline.

    With their previous products they took a standard USB protocol and put their own proprietary connector on one end so they could shove it up to the hilt… and the masses grabbed their ankles with a smile.

    Don’t get me started with replacing batteries!!!!!!!!

  12. portableanswers

    good work man.

  13. Robert

    WOW! People just love to complain about everything these days. Cool charging dock!!

  14. Robert

    @Luigi Stugatz, why are you on this page? Just stop considering Apple products all together, you’ll be a lot less angry. The people at Apple apologize for not building you the worlds most perfect phone, adapters, battery, earbuds etc.

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