Need a Quick iPhone Stand? Use Sunglasses
Sometimes you need to prop up your iPhone, sometimes you need an iPhone stand, but who carries a stand around with them? Probably not many of us, but if you do wear sunglasses (and maybe reading glasses too, let us know), then you already have an instant iPhone stand just waiting to be put to use.
The setup is fairly straightforward; set your sunglasses top-down on a flat surface and slightly open the arms to form an X shape, then rest your iPhone on top. The clouds will part, the sun will shine, and birds will sing.
It works! Really*, as you can see in the pictures we tried it with a dusty pair of Ray-Ban aviators unearthed from a 12th century Peruvian alpaca altar. So whether you’re trying to share a video with a group of people or just watching something yourself, and you really want to look like the most innovative person on earth ready for some Nobel prize award, just whip off your sunglasses and impress the world.
A fun but fairly simple idea, this was found on Twitter (why yes, you should follow us) from @cultofmac and @kooda. Their much fancier picture looks like this, sure they’re using an Android phone but we’ll ignore that, pretend it’s an iPhone, nobody is perfect after all:
* Remember when we said it works, really it works?! Well, someone else on Twitter gave this a try and made an amusing video of the attempted iPhone sunglasses stand failing considerably. Enjoy the mild LOL from @myrandabarnes:
— MYranda (@myrandabarnes) March 25, 2015
It didn’t work for her, but it did work for us. Maybe it will work for you. Maybe it won’t. You will have to find out. The suspense is surely keeping you awake until you try it.
Ok really, how well this works seems to depend on how stiff your sunglass hinges are, but it’s kind of neat when it does work, even if it’s in the same realm as DIY iPad stands, meaning they’re not going to wow the crowds, but it could work if the need arises.