Expensive phone stands and docks have their place if you’re looking for charging cables or other features, but if you just need a place to prop up your phone where you can see it, all you need is a piece of cardboard thick stock paper, and a little time. This video shows you how it’s done.
The video is only about a minute long, but it tells you everything you need to know. You’ll need a piece of cardboard or thick stock paper about 12 cm by 15 cm (it doesn’t have to be exact), and a pair of scissors. Score it down the center, fold it in half, cut out the stand shape, and you’re done. You can do the same thing with an old discount or loyalty card that you don’t mind cutting up, as long as it’s sturdy enough to hold your phone upright (Here’s another method that uses a credit card that we’re mentioned before.)
We’ve shown you other cardboard tricks like this before, including how to use your phone’s box as a stand, turn a suction cup into a phone stand, use one of those pizza box supports, even build one out of Lego. Suffice to say, the possibilities are endless, but if you don’t have any of those things around, odds are you have some cardboard you can use.