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PopSockets - Finger Grip/Kickstand for Mobile Phones - Black-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love the idea...but it could be better

    Posted
    mandyceleste
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    I bought this with all my hopes and dreams ready for the solution to all of my phone problems -- something to make my phone easier to hold while I'm multi-tasking (just kidding -- I mean taking a selfie), and cheap phone holder that I could put virtually anywhere -- in the car, on the bed post, on the side table next to the couch, etc. It was brilliant! The popper wasn't too big that it caused too much bulk on the back of my phone, so sliding it in my pocket didn't cause a problem. The u-shaped holders were great (and cheap). I have one in my car, on the bedpost (who wants to deal with knocking the phone into the floor in the middle of the night--this thing keeps it tight), on the side table next to the couch (so useful - no more condensation water getting on my phone), even one at work on my computer monitor!!. Here's the problem.....the popper keeps coming off the back of my phone. YUP....I cleaned my phone before I put it on....I used alcohol like it said. YUP....I waited for it to dry....YUP...I did all the things like directed....So....that's a fail. But here's the saving grace...my husband bought one too. His phone is exactly like mine (well, his has a few more scratches). He didn't clean his. He didn't follow directions. His popper is still on. Mines in the trash. YES...I'm going to buy another one. But I'm waiting on my phone to get a little handy first. LOL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but sparkles don’t stay on

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    DB4LNurse
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    I’ve had this pop socket for about 3 months and haven’t taken it off since I bought it, so it goes through a lot of wear and tear (getting tossed around, laid on multiple surfaces, getting put in my back pocket, etc) and I’ve noticed quite a few sparkles have fallen off. It had a ton of sparkles when I first bought it and I didn’t think they’d come off anytime soon. I’ve never actually seen them fall off or see them on the surfaces the phone has been laid on, but they’re obviously coming off. I’ve attached a pic of the pop socket 3 months after use. I love the color, but just doesn’t stand up to the rest of time for too long.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but gets dirty quickly

    Posted
    panda6
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    I like it, but wish the main parts were not white. Gets dirty quickly and although you can clean it, you probably won't as often as it needs. Can't be used as a kickstand if you have a case that HAS a kickstand because you have to set it off center or higher... but if I put it higher then i struggle teaching it while typing. I blame the phone size for this one- my ideal phone size is an iPhone 5- I have the 7... nobody can reach across the screen with one hand already so if you get a pop socket, you'll likely want it off center to fit your fingers so you can easily maneuver with one hand. While I like it so far, I don't think it'll last for me. Not only does the off center placement affect the standing part, but then if you attach it to the dash, it spins upside down then- so, bottom line, place it in the very center of your phone and hope you can adapt to the change in your grip.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It was alright.

    Posted
    KitchenAidLover
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    I purchased several of these, one for my self and the rest as gifts. The instructions point to them being reusable, which I was pleased to read; however; after a few times of taking it off and washing the glue pad I've had some issue with it sticking back on. *(I had a few issues with my case and had to keep changes cases for a bit there so that's why I kept having to take the popper off and reapply.) But I did find out (through trial and error) that if you want to reapply, wash it, make sure its completely dry, and then reapply. LET IT AIR DRY DON"T USE A TOWEL TO DRY IT, LINT WILL GET ALL OVER THE GLUE PAD! I've used this on a hard plastic case and a silicone case, and have not had any issues with it not sticking! comes off easier on the silicone, but does not leave any residue on either case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Neat item, but not for everyone

    Posted
    Gldoorii
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    I really really wanted to enjoy this product and pictures and videos I've seen made it look like it comes off really easily and you can just move it around however you want. When placed in the center back of my iPhone 6 Plus it worked fine as a stand, but if I moved it down a little towards the bottom half (a great spot to use it for texting), then the phone fell over easily. Moving it around meant prying, and I mean PRYING, it off the phone/case and sticking it somewhere else. I thought it somehow suctioned on or had a specific type of mechanism that attached and detached with ease, but that's not the case. I'd recommend it for people with the standard iPhone or other phones, but not the Plus or larger models.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but not worth the money

    Posted
    Milly
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    I only purchase this because I needed a cheap item to complete my 3 cellphone accessory for a discount. A bestbuy employee recommended this and I thought it was cute but pointless yes I 've seen the trend for these. Later on that day of purchase I used it and it keeped slipping off from the moisture underneath it. I could image worst if your in a warmer climate. Like I said their cute shows off ur style, but you will need to readjust it over and over to stick it on. I had it for less than a week. I found that if I keep my hands dry and applied less pressure on it it can stay on a bit long attached to my otterbox case. It's okay if you have money to throw away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest

    Posted
    TwinMom
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    Best Buy was great because the prices were still average and they had a lot of style options. The actual PopSocket has been a disappointment though. I wasn’t sure where I wanted to put it but read that it’s easy to take off and move without losing adhesive properties. This is not true, I chose poor placement and have tried 6-7 different times to remove and move but haven’t been successful. The PopSocket also doesn’t support the weight of my iPhone 8 the greatest, it collapses in. Having it on the back of my phone case also makes it difficult, to use my wireless charger, not impossible though. It has helped in taking selfies and texting though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Thing About Pop Sockets

    Posted
    MarvelGrl90266
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    Pop Sockets are really helpful in standing your smart phone and taking selfies. The THING about pop sockets, is that sometimes the adhesive does not stick well or completely to smart phone cases. I have a LifeProof case for my iPhone that I’m obsessed with but hate that every now and then, a few months down the line, the pop socket can no longer stick to my iPhone case. So it’s a bit of a bummer. I actually can’t say that I recommend this unless you have money to spare to keep buying pop sockets every 3-4 months. Just being honest here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Performs as described

    Posted
    Wrangler
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    My son wanted this for his hand me down I Phone 6 plus. The phone was in excellent condition so we also purchased an Otter Box Defender case. The PopSocket adhered well to the case but when you pull the socket out to grasp it it allows air to enter the Otter Box case that you have to chase out. It also is bulky and makes it almost impossible to put your phone in your pocket. One other issue is that you can't lay your phone flat anymore and this makes using some features difficult such as your calculator. If you don't pocket your phone and wish to have a better way to hold your phone this is great but it creates issues for many practical phone uses.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Useful phone accessory.

    Posted
    Joker
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    Works great on my Galaxy Note 8 speck case. Make sure you measure placement twice for ease of holding when using the phone and accessory, but they function great for stability while browsing, or taking a picture (especially front camera selfie) and for propping a phone to watch a movie/show/video. Pretty solid sticker back, doesn't seem to budge, which also means once placed moving it will be an issue. Have a solid half score a the designs in this range wasn't wide, and as nice as the design on top is you can tell it's a print screen style application on plastic so it looks a little on the cheap side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK Gadget for Holding Mobile Device

    Posted
    TexomaPaul
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    This is an OK gadget for holding a mobile device, but not so good as a stand. I purchased the Popsocket for my iPhone 8-Plus attaching the gadget to the middle of my phone case. The Popsocket sticks well to the case following cleaning with an alcohol pad. I use the Popsocket to assist in holding my iPhone 8-Plus and stability in taking photos. The Popsocket does not work as a stand for the iPhone 8-Plus; Perhaps because of the size and weight of the phone. It would probably work well as a stand for a smaller device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had adhesion issues recently..

    Posted
    Funnymom
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    We are NOT pop socket newbs in my house. Had them & a love hate relationship for several years. They are comfortable to hold, but can catch on things. My main dislike is that you have to chose between these or wireless charging. Wouldn't it be cool if they could conduct some how? But lately the last few haven't been sticking well. We clean the case with alcohol first, Have even started trying to attach them at night & let them set before using. They're just not holding on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    pop socket

    Posted
    fairyprincess
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    I bought another PopSocket for my phone and put it on the back of my phone case. This item helps me to use my phone one handed. It pops down when not in use and then you simply pop it up when you're ready to use your phone. It allows you to hold your phone more securely and worry less about dropping your phone. It has worked very well although I have noticed that over time, the strength of the pull-out does decrease and it is sometimes harder to get the unit to hold the phone when it is fully extended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wish there was an easier way to charge with it on

    Posted
    jkblueeyez
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    I want to love this, but it has some issues. It does make taking photos (selfies and other photos) much easier. It has 2 levels of "opening". The first is nice to keep it tight on your fingers, but it isn't quite far enough out for my fingers to fit. The second makes it way too loose on my fingers so it's not effective to not drop the phone. My biggest issue, though, is that my phone charges wirelessly. Putting a PopSocket on the back makes it so I can't use my wireless rapid charger. To me charging is more important. I wish there was an easier way to remove it and replace it to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    Posted
    Sassenach
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    I bought this after seeing so many people using PopSockets on their phones. I went to my local store, which didn't have much of a selection, and picked out this one. It looks just like it does in the picture. However functionally, I don't get the hype. It's hard to find a comfortable spot on my iPhone 7. If I put it on the bottom it props my phone upright, but then leans awkwardly when I lay it flat. If I put it in the middle, it props my phone sideways, but feels awkward when trying to hold my phone by the PopSocket. Overall it works fine, but I don't understand the hype.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best for slim fingers.

    Posted
    Psycho
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    So basically this is a pretty decent product in so far as it has remained attached to the phone without peeling off, and opens and closes with ease. My one issue with it is the fact that it's a little thick in the center when fully extended so you can't really get it down by the web of your hand which is a more secure way to hold the phone/tablet, especially for people that have arthritis and have had broken fingers, etc. Otherwise you can pretty much hold it between the last two joints on the end of your fingers and if that is secure enough for you then you're good to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Like the idea, but not great for my short fingers

    Posted
    timbo
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    I know a lot of people like these, but I still prefer a ring stand mounted toward the bottom of my phone. This product seems to be really well made and tough. When I grabbed it with my short fingers, I really couldn't reach much with my thumb on the screen, so ended up needing my other hand anyway. That's what I was hoping to avoid with this item. Oh well, wanted to try it but not a great fit for me anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's okay if you don't have a heavy phone

    Posted
    GalaxyS8PlusUser
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    I bought the pop socket because I noticed my granddaughter seemed to enjoy hers. It seems to work very well for giving you an option when holding the phone. However, it doesn't work as well standing on a surface if you have a larger, heavier phone. I have the Galaxy S8+ with a heavy duty otter box case and this seems to be too much weight for the Pop Socket to remain extended when sitting in a vertical position. However it will hold while sitting in a horizontal position. So it just depends on what you need and the dimensions of your phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Must have gotten a defective one

    Posted
    Msbutterfli
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    I've had a Popsocket before and had no issues with it whatsoever with it staying on. Matter of fact, it was just the top piece that eventually fell off. This one here lasted maybe a day and a half. All instructions were followed (again NOT my first one) but it didn't work out. Unfortunately I got it on Black Friday and had already destroyed the packaging or else i would have returned it. My ring holder from Dollar Tree is working way better. Sorry Popsockets..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a cute little gadget

    Posted
    missy1442
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    I had no idea what it was when i ordered it online. It's a cute little thing to fidget with. Has a super strong sticker I suck to my clear case. It works ok as a sideways stand but not as a stand on an angle long ways, due to the camera-but I like using it to hold my phone. Looks good love the pattern. But it makes it bulkier when in your pocket and it has come apart 2 different ways while taking it out of my back pocket. I was able to fix it both times and i've had it for 2 months now. I think it's something kids would like.

    I would recommend this to a friend