Here’s a cool DIY on how to make an iPhone dock with binder clips!
Here it is boiled down into just 61 words: Clamp a medium sized clip to the iPod end of your cable, connector side out. Remove the wire handles and tuck the cable along the fat edge. Take a bigger clip and clamp that onto the smaller one, so that the cable runs between the gap. Remove the handles. Add iPod. Try not to knock it over and break the connector.