Monday, December 14, 2015

Clip holder on arm for celphones

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I have to say I've been looking for one of these forever. My wife and I sometimes lay in bed just looking at things and sharing links with each other. Being the lazy person I am, my arms tend to get tired holding something up in front of my face. A flexible arm like this with a generic clip means you really can place it anywhere. Included is a basic stand that's nothing special but if you wanted a stand too; it works fine.

Build- It's mostly plastic and there's really no getting around it with this type of product. It keeps everything fairly light and none of the pieces. One end has a clip with a sturdy spring for it's size while the other has one that opens like a claw to accept your phone. The arm itself is a very stiff piece of what I can only assume is an aluminum alloy to keep it's shape but still allow for repeated reshaping.

Function- Overall I like the product but it has minor things at each end I'd like to see changed. The clip that grabs furniture has a strong spring but because it is two flat paddles coming together there is a very specific shape it is most suited for. I've used it from 3/4 of an inch up to almost two and it doesn't fall off but it would hold a lot better if it had a deeper grip. You end up with a little tilt of everything if there is too much torque on the arm and you have to compensate for it with an adjustment of the bendy-bit.  Then there is the phone end. If you just have a phone then you'll be all set. I have a Nexus 7 that I'd like to put in it sometimes but I find it holds it for at most 5 seconds before the tablet just shoots out. When you open the claw far enough to insert the device the "fingers" if you will end up at an angle that can barely clamp that size and once it slides in the rubber pads enough there's nothing to hold on to.

Even with my complaints though it does do the job of holding a phone where you want it. Minor things aside I'd recommend it if you find it for the right price. I received this product free in exchange for nothing more than my honest opinion.

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