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Old Jun 7, 12, 1:32 pm   #1
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Lowtech $6 solution for smartphone charging problem

Great design deserves to be recognized.

I found the Bobino Driinn phone holder in the giftshop at the Post & Tele Museum in Copenhagen and fell in love with the simplicity of this piece of rubber and plastic.

A picture of it in use in my hotel room (the day I bought it) is below.

I also wrote a review in Frequent Business Traveler with a somewhat more detailed explanation.

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Old Jun 7, 12, 2:52 pm   #2
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Or a similar idea that costs nothing

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/12...on-bottle.html

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Old Jun 7, 12, 3:00 pm   #3
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Or a similar idea that costs nothing

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/12...on-bottle.html
Does using the soap bottle result in a cleaner mobile after charging?
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Old Jun 7, 12, 3:13 pm   #4
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Does using the soap bottle result in a cleaner mobile after charging?
No, it cleans obscene ubsolcited SMS that come during the night.
I think bot the solutions are for people who are extremely organised. If I can't place my cell phone on an bedside table, a dresser or a desk, I place a magazine on the floor and place my cellphone on it.
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I don't think I would go for #1. With no sides, it is a broken phone waiting to happen with the slightest bump.
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Old Jun 11, 12, 4:30 pm   #6
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I don't think I would go for #1. With no sides, it is a broken phone waiting to happen with the slightest bump.
On the other hand, I imagine it folds flat for compactness when traveling.
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Old Jun 11, 12, 4:34 pm   #7
  
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Seen also at Tchibo (German retail co.) in each of past couple of years. Not red though.
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Old Jun 11, 12, 4:37 pm   #8
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I don't think I would go for #1. With no sides, it is a broken phone waiting to happen with the slightest bump.
There is a no-skid pad for starters (on the folding model) plus most outlets are somewhat close to the floor. I see the value in this as keeping the device off the floor, where it is far more likely to be stepped on.
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Or a similar idea that costs nothing

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/12...on-bottle.html

I love this idea. But instead of doing it with an old lotion bottle, how about using a foam rubber can "coozie"? It would fold down very nicely for packing purposes.
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Old Jun 19, 12, 6:20 am   #10
  
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do all you you folks stay in hotels that do not have desks ???
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