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Introducing the Chinjuu DROID Stand, Where Art and Metal Meet Technology

The Chinjuu Droid stand is a look at where accessories could go if you were to start with a vision and finish it off with some high quality materials.  I’ve used just about every Droid stand on the planet and this by far is the most impressive one I’ve seen yet.  The build quality, feel and look all come together seamlessly, forming a product that I hope inspires other artists to see what their imaginations can create.  

This limited production stand is probably not for everyone, but the designer behind is expecting it to be.  In fact, he’s wanting feedback from Droid Life readers, so that he can decide if this is something to pursue.  Be completely honest in the comments.

Would you buy a Chinjuu?  What would pay for it?

More information can be found here.

  • Humm, it looks artistic, its only rival as far as I know is the Ezestand but this looks much better. However it would have been nice if it featured some adjustment to the angle, not everyone is going to enjoy that angle. I think it was a great idea to get everyone's opinion on here first before going into production. I'll do the same for my phone case/car mount/desk stand/camera stand!

  • Make one for the DInc, we're desperate. The Droid has a multimedia dock, but DInc users are still waiting.

  • Notwireless

    It's a shame with this stand…
    While it exudes class and a touch of luxury due to its design…
    Not being able to utilise an “L” shape adapter to hide the dangling wire kills the
    aforementioned traits of the product.

    I'll pass.

  • Irie

    I would definitely buy one for that price……………………….If it came with a free phone!

  • Tfkroberts

    I'd pay like $15 for something like this.

  • joeblaze

    I purchased the eze Stand bundled with a 6 foot charging cable for $15.00 and free shipping. Looks great and works fine.

  • Their website says it comes with a 6ft right angle cable. I'd definitely be interested in this, doesn't look I have to take the case off to put it in a stand, the only reason why I never bought a home dock and why I hate using the car mount.

  • TonyTitanium

    Anyone with a DInc wanting a dock should check this out. I got one. It's sweet. The lack of VZ and HTC accessories for it is pitiful but this was worth it.

    http://androidforums.com/incredible-accessories/132210-custom-made-incredible-dock.html

    http://www.tridondesigns.com/

    • Lakerzz

      Thats purrty sweet….

  • Dbillett1

    Cute. But how about something usable? Like for example, a flexible tripod stand so that I can take photos with my Droid using the timer while being IN the photos. It can be difficult to find a way to prop the phone up on its own.

  • Mec6250

    love it – I'd pay up to 50.00 maybe more

  • Rvrikard

    I like it…and I agree there needs to be built in charging cable and magnets to trigger dock. Based on the materials – I think $20-$40 dollar range is acceptable…

  • I think the stand looks artsy and cool. I foresee the same issues that I have with my EZStand that I bought from the link on the right of this page. The EZStand is light weight but when I push the physical buttons of the Droid X the stand moves back from the press (sometimes the phone wants to become dislodged) because there is no heft to it. There is rubber no-slip on the bottom, but there needs to be some lead or weight added to make it really seat to the table. I would think that this would have the same issue. Also, there “shelf” where the phone sits does not cradle it. Again, with physical buttons the phone would want to slide out.

    All in all I really like the design. It would really freshen up my desk at work. I'd buy it if the afore mentioned issues were addressed and it was priced in the $20-$30 range.

    • Kris

      Hi, I am the designer of the base. It has high quality non-slip surface. The phone rests on the shelf and it does not move or slip out when the touch keys are pressed. Price range of the stand will be $60-$100. I may create a version without the labor intensive surface finishing this base has and it would be 1/2 the price.

      • Liam

        Dude the stand looks great! But 98% of people would never pay that insanely high price for a stand like that. I do use a stand everynight with my DINC plugged in with the “bedside” app. I made a nice stand out of scrap wood and put a wood stain on it and it was free! Other people make them out of coat hangers for free!

      • Notwireless

        One word son…Demographics…
        Most people complain about an extended battery being $49.99

        While your stand looks very well done, if you're going to charge that much
        coin you'd better incorporate a built in L shape adapter to hide the
        dangling wire effect our chargers will create.

        If you also put in two LED's (one cool blue and the other purple)
        for charging % I would pay $60-$75.

        Just for a piece of metal, though, no way.

        • Vegagruven

          I am going to have to agree w/ you, Notwireless… First of all, Incorporate something to hide the dangling micro USB cable AND the HDMI cable. i made a plastic stand out of a dvd spindle case just to stand it up on my desk and the cable dangling down is a pain in the ass to situate. This stand would have to be able to charge my Droid X, (or at least power it) to not drain the battery while watching flicks on it. Second, a cool-blue and either a white or a purple LED for sure for charging. Third, priced under $70 IS THE ONLY WAY i would pay for a CHARGING, METAL, DESIGNER STAND. If it is just a Designer stand, i would NOT pay any more than $25. Amazon dot com has the plastic charging stand for $15!!!

  • Kolache102

    With a power dock feature, I would be interested…

    • http://artmsllc.com/images/FRONT%20W-DROID%20091920.jpg from this photo on the website, it looks like you can plug it in though, it doesn't appear to be the cable that comes with the phone. I like that you can have a case on your phone and still put it on the stand – something I cannot do with my multimedia docks (I don't think).

  • Datterdude

    In order to get me to buy this it would have to function as a dock. That means that I can seat it without having to plug a charger in first. The seating plugs it in. That is the most annoying thing about stands. So make it a stand and dock and I'm all over it. DINC

  • ReebX

    What we DX owners need is a stand shaped like a dish so it reflects the sound out where you can hear it.

  • Ateamlawn

    i like it, but becuase it's made of metal it will probably cost to much.

  • I like it, I thought thought about getting the dock, but it is a little much. It looks like it would accommodate the power cord thru the bottom. I would buy it if it was reasonable. Nice and simple, not to mention very portable!

  • Lakerzz

    Cool…it does look like it has a magnet when you look at the pic with the rear view…WHERE AND WHEN CAN I BUY????!!!!! Hopefully the DX fits on it though. 😛

  • gingersauce

    $15 price tag and im sold.

  • InvaderDJ

    Looks pretty cool and looks like it could fit a few different phones and form factors. Add a magnet so that the Clock app automatically launches and make it easy to thread a USB cord through it for charging and syncing and I would pay ~$25.

  • Jrecufan

    Like the design. Incorporate a “docking” component and I'd buy 3 of them!

  • I'm in the camp that would prolly pay up to $40-$45 for it (maybe a bit more if it has the magnet to start the multimedia dock – which it sorta looks like is going on in the first pic AND you had the ability to plug your charger in). Honestly it's a beautiful piece of art – I like the industrial look of it along with the flowing lines, sort of a hard/soft thing. The artisan is talented IMHO. Thanks for sharing Kellex.

    I would say I'm surprised by some of the cheap D-Lifers but, I am sure they're the same ones who balk at a $.99-$3.99 app in the market (you know…actually supporting devs….).

    • balthuszar

      i dont balk at 99 cents or upwards of 20 dollars for an app, however, i'm not paying top dollar for something thats simply pretty without being functional. if it doesnt start the clock, and you cant charge it, its only worth the same as a bent coathanger.

      • and that's why he was asking for feedback I think. Some people will be interested and willing to pay, some people won't. Heck….if your coat hanger stand was interesting enough I might buy that too. After all, right now the whole 'reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose' thing is huge now =)

        • Anonymous

          i guess our feedback was off by about 300%…he posted later on that this stand will cost upwards of 100 dollars…i about urped when i read that…

          • is that somewhere other than their website? i didn’t see any pricing for it there. i think i can safely say I, personally, wouldn’t pay $100 for it but, I’m sure someone will.

          • is that somewhere other than their website? i didn’t see any pricing for it there. i think i can safely say I, personally, wouldn’t pay $100 for it but, I’m sure someone will.

          • is that somewhere other than their website? i didn’t see any pricing for it there. i think i can safely say I, personally, wouldn’t pay $100 for it but, I’m sure someone will.

          • is that somewhere other than their website? i didn’t see any pricing for it there. i think i can safely say I, personally, wouldn’t pay $100 for it but, I’m sure someone will.

        • Anonymous

          i guess our feedback was off by about 300%…he posted later on that this stand will cost upwards of 100 dollars…i about urped when i read that…

        • Anonymous

          i guess our feedback was off by about 300%…he posted later on that this stand will cost upwards of 100 dollars…i about urped when i read that…

        • Anonymous

          i guess our feedback was off by about 300%…he posted later on that this stand will cost upwards of 100 dollars…i about urped when i read that…

  • jeesung

    looks cool. probably pay $15-20

  • Doc

    Yes! I would definately purchase it! I have a Droid X and tried the Motorola stand, but changed from a bare X to the Verizon case/holster combo and it won't work with that stand, it looks like this one will

  • timarnette

    I love this stand, I will be able to keep my case on my X. I have the dock but I have too take the case off every night.

    • I'll get you 2 of these and you let me have your dock lol. I have my droid x naked, not even protector screen and I treat it like shit. I shove it in my pockets, when I get home I toss it from distance to the bed or the couch and havent seen the smallest scratch. My point is, dont use a case 😛

      • Lakerzz

        Haha…this phone is Chuck Norris's beard…

  • Henry Bullock

    Great stand I need this looks like it will work with any case you have on your droid

  • Dan~O

    15 tops. It doesn't cut it as a charging station without power capabilities. Can't fold up and fit in a pocket for mobile use. Best I can say is it would look better on an executive desk than the stock stand.

  • richlost

    It looks front heavy, like it could tip forward if disturbed.

  • Dpry3580

    If I sill had D1 I'd pay 15 or so. Id pay more if it stays a numbered, limited item. I'm a collector. Signed limited Steven King stuff mostly. Droid S/L, now that would be cool. Plan on ANYTHIG selling out FAST.

  • Justin

    Doesn't look like any SOLID portrait support.. pass

  • I like it.. and would buy one in the $25-40 range under a few conditions:
    1.) Assuming you're not hardwiring a charge cord into it, I'd recommend cutting a small hole in the metal to feed the usb cable thru.. it looks great as is, but having a long power cord dangling in front and around the side of it will detract from the aesthetic flow.
    2.) That back, MUST have a magnet to trigger the dock mode.
    3.) An optional bracket that you can either detach, or not, to help hold the phone in place. One of the nice things about current docks, is they actually sit INTO something, so accidentally knocking it off is harder to do. This device, while the non-skid material will keep it from SLIDING off, it'll still be too easily to tip it over. I'd almost recommend just a small metal bracket that swings around with a bit of that same non-skid on it.

    Overall, I love the look of it. It's different, and doesn't seem to be like every other dock/stand out there… I'd buy up one of these in a heartbeat 🙂

    • 25-40 dollars? you dumb, you can get the OEM dock for 45…

      • Yup.. I’m obviously dumb because I’m willing to pay for something different. You can buy a small economy car for $10k too… or you can buy the one that has a few more amenities and addons and pay more for it.

    • Kris

      Hi Shawn, I am the designer of the base. True, there is a magnet in the back. At the angle of the shelf surface and the back surface, and with the length of the rear foot, it does not flip over

      • Notwireless

        Thanks for avoiding the rest of Shawn Markin’s itemised concerns.

        • Phil

          He only skipped the first point. He covered the magnet and the concern of it knocking off easy because of the angle

  • balthuszar

    i'd pay maybe 10 dollars for it as is…add the capabilities to charge/usb it and add another 20 bucks to it

  • Skyskioc

    what a waste !

  • i dont see the “art” part of this. i could probably go to home depot and build something like this in no time lawl

  • Bestberet

    Its nice looking but as far as I can tell it's not adjustable. I need a stand that will double as a camera tripod, adjustable so I can point the lens where i want.

  • I have zero use for a stand that is nothing more than a stand. I keep my phone at the bedside but I have yet to wish I could get it to stand up. Are you guys laying in bed watching porn that requires both of your hands be free??? lol I don't get the whole stand thing.

    NOW if this stand were a charging dock so I didn't have to have my (very short) cable plugged in, I would be interested in it. As a charging dock, I'd pay $15 bucks. As a stand, I wouldn't buy it.

  • otter34

    Is there a video for unrooting droid 1, froyo?

    • Chrisvaios

      otter34, im trying to figure out why you would post this in this specific thread…. just saying….

      • otter34

        Actually I forgot about the forum until I read your post!! In the past the best way to get an answer was to post in the newest thread because everyone forgot about the older ones quickly

        • Muddy B00ts

          No matter where you are on the site, it's at the VERY TOP on that toolbar. Says “forum”. I missed it at first too.

  • GulMiguel

    It truly is a work of art; however, there are two items which make it less than desirable for me:

    1) No Droid X compatibility mentioned
    2) No built-in plugs for USB and HDMI as the existing multimedia stand which I have, but hate because I cant use my original case with it. I had to return it and buy a leather holster instead.

  • STEEELISKT

    Hm…. is it just me or is one of our Droid-Life authors getitng into the droid accessory business?

    Well spoken intro for this device that “some guy” made. It looks good but I mean….

    “The build quality, feel and look all come together seamlessly, forming a product that I hope inspires other artists to see what their imaginations can create.”

    lololol

  • JagoX

    I'd pay $20 ($30 max) for it…I've been looking for a nice sturdy stand since I got rid of my iPhone & it's stand (which was a nice aluminum stand.)

  • i would pay 5 dollars for the material and 5 for the design. $10

  • Mithedhel11

    I would pay 20 for it. Simple but perfect match. It accomplishes what it is supposed to, it holds my phone . Looks spot on for d2. I can see the r2d2 chirping from it right now.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    nice. very aesthetically pleasing & modern. make it in carbon fiber and I would consider it.

  • Brickforbrains

    I agree with many others that designing around both phone orientation and charging is the way to get me to buy. If it triggers dock mode that's an added bonus. Also if it came with long right angle cables like EZstand I would definitely drop 25-35 bucks on it. The design itself is awesome

  • OK I think it looks alright but my first thought was it looks like a backwards Mac stand…….

  • Lil' Mac

    I like it, but it needs to be able to put the Droid 2 into the docking mode. I'm not sure, but I have read on here that for the Droid 2 to go into docking mode it would have to have a magnet. If that is true then by all means, it should. It should also stop charging the Droid 2 when it is fully charged like the stock Motorola charger that comes with the Droid 2. The Motorola dock that Verizon sells does not stop charging when the Droid 2 is fully charged like the power cord that comes with the Droid 2. If the designer accomplished all of this I would pay $20 to $30 for it. I like it.

  • KickStand

    Im not too fond of any phone accessory that takes up table space when not in use. Im still hoping to find a phone case with a kickstand feature simulating that of the HTC evo. perhaps it's a suggestions I shud throw towards seidio. If you like the kickstand idea.. please suggest to seidio as well.. the more demand, the more likely they'll produce it

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know what kind of phone you have but there is one for sure available for the X on the vz site.

  • BG

    What if incorporated wireless Powermat charging capabilities? Would people be willing to use a Powermat type cover?

  • Ilhe1s

    I would def buy one if you added a piece of metal in the center so that I may put the phone horizontal. I would be willing to pay $20-$35.

  • The350zWolf

    I've been thinking names for this item… how about “Droid's last stand” or better yet, “Droid's one night stand”

    • Vantercol

      How about “Droid stands alone”

      • The350zWolf

        Or “Droid stands corrected” All pieces of modern art need a name ;^)

        • Vantercol

          That’s great I like it.

    • Threeromans

      How about I can’t Stand it???

  • Speedracex

    I like it, please add some holes in the back so I can route my charger cable

  • Yes I would pay for it. But it would depend on the price. Not crazy about it being designed for a right-angle cable, but it does look pretty sweet.

  • nah not worth it even for 20. ill stick with my Droid1 dock for my Droid2

  • The350zWolf

    I like it quite a bit from the point of view as a piece of modern art, and like you said, it's not for everyone. This would look nice in an office with modern decor. I would buy it mostly as a conversational piece to put on my coffee table or corner bureau and occasionally put my phone there while I entertain guests or sit down to play guitar. Definitively needs the micro usb plug to be really useful.

  • Jamerson90

    I think 15 to 20 would be reasonable. I cant justify spending much more considering I already have a dock at home. I think it is a beautiful work of art though, and would love to have one.

  • hmm no price? That could be a sign of trouble 🙁

    • Yagermeister

      The creator is simply using our feedback to help him decide what price he should list it at. I wish more companies did this!

  • PhoneCush

    Metal is hard to cary around. Best stand I have ever use is PhoneCush. Search ebay for PhoneCush and you'll see what I am talking about.

    • The350zWolf

      Silly question, but why would you be carrying around the phone dock?

      • Yagermeister

        I actually carry around one I created from a business card holder when I travel to use it for my radio/clock in the hotel.

        • The350zWolf

          Yes, you are right because I also take one of mine when I go to conferences, about twice a year, but I just toss it into my luggage and the metal one would not make a big difference. I got the impression from the original comment that PhoneCush would be lugging it around all the time.

  • Cave

    20 bucks if it has some sort of power supply, and a magnet for dock mode. I'd do it right away!

  • Mr. Joshua

    I like it and would probably buy one in the 20 dollar range. But just to confirm – is that a magnet on the back? I would only want it if it did in fact trigger the home dock mode.

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    The design is fantastic. I could see paying $20 for it, but I'm pretty cheap. I'm sure it's much better quality than the $30 ones Verizon sells.

  • Munozadmunoz

    My husband can make this for cheap, might get him to do it JUST FOR ME!!

    • The350zWolf

      Awww, only just for you??? Don't want to share???

  • Dewman2

    Without a plug it's no good. I can cut up a 2×4 to hold the phone.

  • James

    Droid X, and I would throw down 20 w/o cables. 40 if he builds in HDMI and Power cabling

    • Anonymous

      And surround sound speakers.

  • Swurvo34

    Haha stand…hilarious!!!

  • Tom Burge

    I'd buy one, depending on the price though. It'd be hard to justify more than $15 for me, but I am cheap.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. You’re not being cheap, that’s about as much as you could justify for a stand. All it does is hold the phone and look pretty. There will always be people willing to pay too much for something that looks nice, so I don’t doubt that he could sell them for forty bucks a piece. But as a useful device, it’s only worth so much.

      If I were to make them, I’d offer a high-end, polished looking model along side a cheaper but functional model. Could make a plastic stand that pivots at a lower price and a polished aluminum stand for people looking to part with some cash.

  • Mrpicolas

    Lol kellex you know where I stand on this one 🙂

    • joesred

      Where? (naive)

      • Mrpicolas

        I already told him I want one its nice looking

  • e3pin0

    It's nice looking but I'd really be interested in a stand that incorporates the power plug but lifts it off the table like this one.

    It'd really be great if you could incorporate the micro USB plug for it to sit horizontal like in the picture or vertical.

  • DB

    Needs some felt padding, but otherwise it's pretty slick. I'd pay 30-40 for it.

  • hamholla

    i like it, make one for the droid x!