Ever wonder if you could twirl an iPhone on your finger? You definately can with the Ungrip!
Ungrip review – Don’t let this simplistic iPhone accessory fool you. It’s quite useful!
Today we’re going to do a review of the Ungrip. This is a fairly new product that’s on Kickstarter right now that definitely helps with the handling of our addiction to giant phones. The greatest strength of the Ungrip is the multitude of ways you can actually hold your iPhone. And also save you from getting phone face.
For our Ungrip Review, we’ve given it a score of 4.1 Eh’s. This product scores a little higher when compared to other 1-handed iPhone accessories such as the Spigen Style Ring and the Flygrip. Check out the comparison tool if you want to see all the other 1-handed and functional iPhone or android accessories that we’ve reviewed in the last while.
(out of 5)
iPhone 6(s+):19.99 USD
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- Securely use your iPhone with one-hand
- Hold your iPhone in many different ways
- Adds a bit of bulk to the back of your device
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- Will add a bit of bulk to the back of the device
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- No issues with the build quality
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- No chance of dropping device if finger is in the loop
- Doesn't offer any sort of additional protection
- Pairing this with a screen protector/case is recommended for maximum protection
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- Doesn't get in the way of the access anything on the iPhone
- iPhone is very stable when used properly
- Can't easily flip iPhone onto the exterior of your hand
- Can't use the Ungrip as a stand for device
|Screen Functionality||Screen Functionality (5/5):|
- Easy access edges of any iPhone when used properly
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In terms of design, the Ungrip attaches to your iPhone or Android device directly to the back or on a case. It uses a 3M adhesive that will stay on through many boughts of shaking (see the video for an example). The strap portion is detachable and there is a multitude of different colors that you could accessorize your iPhone with. There is an attachment point for a wrist strap that goes through both the strap and bumper.
Functionality – Looks nice AND is functional? Blasphemy!
The entire setup is quite simple but don’t let the simplicity discount how much better your iPhone will handle with an Ungrip. Unlike other products that are a little more rigid, the cloth strap allows you to hold your safely in a multitude of different ways so you can ensure that your iPhone stays in your hand when you need to view that Facebook cat video in fullscreen.
For us, there are two areas where Ungrip shines. We noticed the Ungrip the most when using our iPhones to capture photos or videos especially with the iPhone 6s Plus. For us, that sized iPhone usually requires two hands to safely take photos and videos but with the Ungrip, we can know safely do it with one hand while using the other hand to captivate Monty so that we get the perfect dog photo.
Secondly, it prevents #PhoneFace. #PhoneFace is a pretty serious thing because it hurts. And lets not fool ourselves, everybody has done it. Everybody has WTFBBQPWNed their face while using their device while lying down. Having a finger physically attached to your device ensures that when the smartphone does slip out of your hand, its not going to come crashing down on your beautiful face.
With all the glowing, positive things out of the way, is there anything wrong with the Ungrip? This would not be a Mobile Reviews Eh! review if we didn’t mention something that we didn’t like and the only thing we have an issue with (and it’s a TINY issue) is that we found that removing the Ungrip was a little more difficult as the strap would catch on the knuckle in the middle of a finger. This doesn’t occur on similar products like the Loopy cases and Spigen Style Ring. The Ungrip also doesn’t function as a stand for your iPhone either.
But all-in-all, if you’re looking for something to ensure that your iPhone stays in your hand, consider getting an Ungrip. They’re running a Kickstarter campaign right now so if this product looks like something you’d get, head over to their kickstarter page and help them out!