Boris Smus

interaction engineering

iPhone car kit: roll your own

Shortly after buying my first iPhone over a year ago, I found the right, low-budget solution to my in-car music needs. The ingredients involved are the following commonly found household items:

  • One Compact Disk
  • Some Duct Tape

The idea is to take the iPhone dock and stick it onto the CD with duct tape. Next, jam the CD into a tight slot in the dash of your car (easy to find for a Del Sol owner). Finally, attach power cables and/or AUX audio jacks to the dock. The result is a flexible, shock-absorbent mount for your everyone's favorite phone. I've used this hack for well over a year now with no problems. Here's how it looks in the interior of my car:

In a word: awesome.