My iPhone 4S has a shiny, slippery back. I worry about it sliding around my desk, especially when it vibrates¬†as phone calls, emails, text messages and other alert notifications arrive throughout the day and night. I’ve considered those special-purpose “sticky pads” you can buy at stores like Best Buy and Target. Although they would certainly would do the job, they’re way overpriced for such a simple task.

An easy DIY alternative is to use padded shelf liner. It’s inexpensive, available in different colors and can be cut to any size you’d like. I use several custom-cut rectangles as charging areas and resting places for my iPhone, iPod, GPS watch, etc. The cushioned, non-slip material is perfect.


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