Kensington Nightstand Dock turns your iPhone into a bedside clock

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Reader Michelle Pain sent this in: The Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a handy bedside clock. The right angle dock holds your device in landscape mode using a kickstand to clearly display the time. A free application features a clock that doesnโ€™t go into sleep mode. It has an optional screen dimming setting as well as weather info. Itโ€™s available for pre-order for $39.99. I just downloaded the app and can probably rig up a free alternative ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • tamaracks July 25, 2009, 7:50 pm

    Yeah, kind of lame that they claim a free app as a differentiating feature for what amounts to a $40 iPhone charger. Let us know if you come up with anything good to fake it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Stewart July 25, 2009, 9:05 pm

    Perfect for knocking over in the middle of the night, or when you mindlessly try to hit snooze. cracking the screen in either case.

  • Julie July 25, 2009, 11:07 pm

    @tamaracks All it takes is one of those AC adapters that you can plug a USB cable into. Just plug in the USB cable that came with the iPhone / iPod Touch and you’re good to go. As for the stand, there are a bazillion of them out there, or create one yourself from LEGOs or and old iPod dock ๐Ÿ™‚ — the free clock app works in portrait mode too.

  • Uli July 26, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Think positive – it’s the first flip-style clock app for free!

    As for the stand, a standard clothes pin (the european variety, spring loaded) will do just nicely. Or LEGO (Julie, I like the idea. Still have a huge box in the attic). Or anything.

  • Don Holt July 27, 2009, 6:10 pm

    Wouldn’t ya know it? Someone ALREADY did the Lego trick!

    Even has online [ url=http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego_iPhone_Dock/ ]instructions[ /url ] ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Julie July 27, 2009, 7:39 pm

      @Don Holt Not bad! BTW: Kensington is going to send me the NightStand. We’ll see how if it’s worth it…

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