It’s time to get a handle on your phone. Because smartphone screen repairs are devastatingly expensive, and a steady hand is the key to great selfies. The smartphone accessories market offers many solutions designed to attach to, support and hold your smartphone in place but Clckr’s universal phone grip and stand is one of my favourites yet. Clckr is an easy-to-install smartphone band that can help you get a grip on your phone, helping to prevent accidental drop while also making it easier to watch media content and make video calls on the go.
The attachable smartphone band allows you to put a handle on the back of your smartphone, allowing you to easily hold your phone when performing tasks such as taking selfies, making video calls, or just scrolling through your Instagram feed. Simply slip your hand through the grip on the back of your phone and enjoy the peace of mind of having a strong grip on your phone. This little accessory is indeed a game-changer for keeping a steady hand when taking selfies and I’ve never felt more secure when holding my phone when I’m out and about and need my phone on hand.
While in-hand use is arguably the most important part of a phone grip, Clckr can do so much more than that. The phone grip also doubles as a sturdy portrait and landscape kickstand, giving you two phone accessories in one compact package. There are many phone grips on the market that are great at helping you prop up your phone in landscape mode, but most of these options can’t hack it vertically. Clckr is one of the few that actually makes for a darn good vertical kickstand, making it a great option for watching hours of Instagram stories or making a video call.
This handy accessory is super easy to install. The back of the stand is coated with a high-strength adhesive that is revealed upon removing the backing sticker. To use, simply stick it to your device or phone case. If your phone has a glass back you can use the clear sticker included in the pack to get a secure fit. It is advisable that you install the Clckr at the bottom centre of your handset, as this will provide the best configuration to use it as a grip and a stand.
Once it’s installed, gently tug on the top of the grip to pop it out. You’ll feel a satisfying click, and it is now ready to use as a hand strap for holding your phone as you walk around. The strap doesn’t bow up or flop around when not in use; it snaps back into place to stay flat and out of the way. To activate kickstand mode, simply click the top of the strap into place to convert it from flat to kickstand mode. The kickstand securely locks into place when you want to use it in portrait or landscape mode, giving you peace of mind it will stay in place without falling over.
Available in a wide selection of materials, finishes and colours, you can customise your look with Clckr and have it match your style. According to Clckr the accessory is also wireless charging compatible, so you don’t have to remove it when charging your phone on a wireless charging pad. It’s also worth mentioning that you can remove and reposition the Clckr with little effort, so there’s no need to buy a new one when you’ve bought a new phone. From the looks of the quality of the adhesive, you should be able to remove and place it on a different phone several times before the adhesive gets too weak to stick on well. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue when you remove it, which is another win.
Should you buy a Clckr?
Move over PopSocket, there’s a new phone grip in town. I’ve been a PopSocket girl for years, but the Clckr has really converted me with its ability to stand so securely in landscape and portrait mode. It offers a lower profile than a PopSocket, so it doesn’t get snagged on the edge of your pocket and feels less bulky. For me, Clckr also has a much more secure grip than a PopSocket, wrapping around 3 or 4 fingers instead of gripped between 2 fingers.
Clckr makes watching videos a breeze, especially in the kitchen when I want to cook along with my favourite YouTube chefs. I tested the Clckr universal accessory on my Huawei P20 Pro, and it fit perfectly. You may struggle with placing it on smaller phones, where the relatively large accessory may dominate the back of the phone but if you have a larger phone it will work a charm. If you have a newer generation iPhone, Clckr also offers smartphone cases with a built-in Clckr stand.
This clever and inexpensive accessory is a great way to add a secure grip and convenient stand to your smartphone. If you’re a clumsy carrot like me, you’ll love it.
The Clckr range of universal phone grip and stands are available online from Takealot starting at R199.
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