Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they're overrated - here's why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead
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- While many of my colleagues and friends love their PopSockets grips, I think they're overrated.
- In my experience, the Speck GrabTab ($9.95) is a better phone grip and stand.
- It might not come in as many colors or patterns, but it's more secure, more comfortable to hold, and less obtrusive.
Their usefulness is clear, plus they come in hundreds of different designs (including swappable ones) to suit your personality, but... I still don't love them.
The accessory I prefer over PopSockets grips is Speck's GrabTab ($9.95).
The sliding design is also conducive to a range of finger sizes and holding positions. You can loop any of your fingers through, or loop more than one finger as well. Personally, I've found the most comfortable position (shown in the top image) is putting my middle finger through the loop while my other fingers rest lightly on the back and my phone sits in my palm.I used to think PopSockets Grips were unnecessary - now they're my favorite iPhone accessory under $10Advertisement
Despite the fluid flexibility of the grip "mode," the GrabTab is sturdy and secure as a stand. When you slide the loop all the way to the end, it clicks into place and lets you prop up your phone. I've never realized how convenient a stand is when watching videos, but I've discovered (likely light years behind the general populace) just how nice it is to keep my hands free as I follow along cooking and workout videos or watch a TV show while eating lunch.
The GrabTab's slim construction is supposed to allow for wireless charging, but according to other reviewers, this capability can unfortunately be hit or miss. If you're looking for a wireless charging-compatible accessory, the GrabTab may not be reliable. However, as a general grip and stand, I've found it to be very reliable. It sticks firmly to my phone case and stays there, no matter how hard I try to pry it off, and always feels comfortable and secure in my hand.The one area I will say that PopSockets is miles ahead in is the range of color and design options. Though there are a handful of solid colored, striped, and patterned GrabTab styles, they can't compare to the full rainbow of PopSockets available.Advertisement
With these flaws in mind, the GrabTab still prevails for me and is where I would spend my $10.
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