I've been waiting years for a practical and chic iPod stand for my desk and I've finally found it. Centerstage, created by Griffin, is a thin plastic case with a small aluminum cover that flips open to turn into a stand to hold your iPod upright. It allows hands-free viewing and complete protection when carrying.
Best of all, centerstage comes complete with two separate backs - one for the 30GB iPod and one for the 60/80GB iPod - so no matter which 5th Generation iPod you own, centerstage will fit like a glove. Get your own in pink, silver, clear, black or blue from Griffin Technology  for $24.99.