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I noticed this funny looking door knob thingy attached to the back of his mobile phone and asked, what the heck is that?
He couldn't wait to show me the purpose of yet another little gizmo.
Honestly, I was prepared to give it an eye-roll, but after his explanation and demonstration, I thought, hmmmm, I could use one.
It's a Way to Hold Your Cell Phone, Tablet or eReader Securely, or to Stand it Up
You can attach one or two of these gizmos on the back of your Mobile Device, Tablet or eReader as a way to secure it for standing or as a way to securely hold it between your fingers. You can also use it to wrap your earbuds around (simple storage).
It literally pops open when you want to use it and closes flush against your device when not needed.
It's also the kind of gizmo you can 'play with', popping your Popsocket open and closed open and closed open and closed .... I watched my son do this most of the night. It's one of those little habits that will keep your hands busy and also drive your mother crazy! But since it serves a useful purpose, I'll let the popping go. Actually, I couldn't hear it - I could see him fidgeting with the gadget, which prompted my original question 'what the heck is that' in the first place.
Securing Popsockets to Your Device
If your device or cases are made of silicone, leather or have a waterproof coating, Popsockets may have trouble securing to them. However, for most cases and devices they'll go on without a hitch.
If you're wondering how often a Popsocket can be opened and closed, it does have an estimated life span of approximately 12,000 pops, but hey, for the price that'll take you a long way.
Watch this helpful Animated Video on Popsockets
By the way, they come in a number of cool colors and designs as well. Find them HERE.
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