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PopSockets: The Phone Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed

PopSockets: The Phone Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed
Kayla Burke

Let me take a minute to tell you about the most beneficial and trendy accessory I have found for my mobile device that has saved me from my slippery fingers and loose grip on my extra slick phone case and that has left me wondering how I ever managed without this bizarre looking object. The PopSocket is just what you need in a society filled with mobile devices that are so imperative to our everyday lives. There are so many accessories out there that aim to make our lives easier and to benefit us in ways we never thought possible, but accessories that are great AND simple are the best kind of all.

What Is a PopSocket?

PopSocket is a collapsible grip and stand that adheres to the back of your mobile device. It can be used on a wide variety of devices and attaches to most phones, tablets, and cases (with the exception of silicon and waterproof cases) and the best part, is that they can be repositioned!

Popsocket Phone Accessory

The Origin of the PopSocket

PopSockets were first developed in 2012 in Boulder, Colorado by the now Chairman-of-the-Board, David Barnett.

PopSockets were only available for sale online until the summer of 2014 when the first PopSocket was sold in the Into the Wind store in Boulder, CO. Since then, PopSockets have been sold at many major retailers such as our very own Nebraska Furniture Mart.

What Are the Features?

PopSockets can be used for a plethora of things; they make great phone grips and stands, but they can also be used on tablets and portable gaming devices to make holding and handling easier for a wide variety of your electronics. Two PopSockets can be placed on a device to be used as a phone grip or stand and double as a wrap for your headphones! While PopSockets do not stick to all devices and cases they do stick to most typical devices and cases. There is also no shortage of color options and patterns to choose from here at NFM, in the past couple of months we have added even more options than what we started with; maybe you would like a PopSocket that reflects your love of sports, or watercolors in shades of pinks, purples and blues, or maybe you just want solid black – we have PopSockets in colors and patterns to fit everyone’s vast array of styles!

Another great feature to the PopSocket is its companion product, the PopClip. The PopClip allows you to mount your device to any vertical surface for convenient hands-free viewing. Whether it be on your dashboard or on your bedpost to hold your phone while charging, it will bring you convenience and peace of mind wherever you are.

I can tell you from experience that this little doodad has saved my face from a many of bruises and black eyes – and since my phone is rather large, I can say that I am thankful for that! I can lie down free of worrying about dropping my phone on my face, I can take a selfie at the lake and feel secure knowing that I won’t drop my phone in the water. I am not much of a television watcher but I do love apps that allow me to stream movies and TV shows and I love being able to use those apps on my smart phone wherever I go. The PopSocket assists in making my experience that much better in knowing that I can prop my phone up without the hassle of putting it in my lap for support. The possibilities are endless when you have a PopSocket paired with your portable devices in hand. Just “pop” and you are ready to go.

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