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PopSockets Review – One of the better one-handed usage products for mobile gamers
Today we’re going to review another 1-handed usage tool called the PopSocket. The PopSocket is unique as it requires you to pop it open to use.
The extended socket allows you to hold your iPhone easily in one hand and doubles as a stand. If you spend a lot of time gaming on your device, this might be one of the better 1-handed usage products for you.
For our PopSockets review, we’ve given this 1-handed smartphone accessory a score of 4 Eh’s out of 5. It has the same score as the Spigen Style Ring, Ungrip, and Loopy cases but there are a couple of areas where the Pop Socket performs better those other products that aren’t taken into account in the scoring system. If you’re looking to see a side by side comparison of these 1-handed smartphone aids, check out the comparison tool.
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Design – Basically a collapsible plug on the back of your device
In terms of design, the PopSocket attaches to most case but don’t put them on silicone case, leather cases or iPhone cases with a waterproof coating. The PopSocket will add a bit of thickness to the iPhone but that’s to be expected with any one-handed usage accessory.
To use the product, all you have to do is to pull the socket out. This can be accomplished by one hand though it is easier with two. The PopSocket also doubles as a stand which is a big plus over the Ungrip and to a certain extent, the Spigen Style ring. The one complaint we do have with the design of the product is the cap on the end of the Pop Socket feels a little sharp. The sharp cap shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but it is something we’ve noticed.
The PopSocket does make a bit of noise when you pull it out which really shouldn’t be an issue unless you’re like Aaron, who likes to fiddle with stuff while he sits around, staring at Monty.
Protection – Better than a case but not as “protective” as other one-handed accessories
Regarding protection, the product itself isn’t going to offer much for the iPhone. We’d strongly getting a screen protector at a minimum, or you could try a set of Bumpies/Utomics, which is what is on the iPhone 6s Plus in our video. We found ourselves constant placing the iPhone face first with the PopSocket fully extended for ease of access.
The PopSocket doesn’t offer as much drop protection as other products such as the Ungrip and Loopy case because your fingers aren’t physically attached to your iPhone. Dropping the iPhone while using the PopSocket is going to be unlikely but it’s still worth noting.
Functionality – Go ahead, play your mobile game for an extra three hours
The handling of your iPhone on the PopSocket is top notch and is better than the others due to the size of the Pop Socket. We found that our fingers were less tired with the Pop Socket because we didn’t need to grip the device at all. With the Ungrip, you needed to hold the iPhone in place whereas the iPhone with a PopSocket just sits in your hand. If you’re going for an extremely long gaming session, you can even switch your hand to a more neutral hand position which is nice.
To increase the usability of the PopSockets, you can get the PopClip, a mounting accessory that allows you to hang the Pop-socketed iPhone basically in your car or anywhere else you would like to attach your iPhone. The Pop Clip includes a spare 3M sticky just in case you want to use the setup somewhere else.