Patrice Gomez
STAFF WRITER

Do you drop your phone constantly? Is it hard for you to take selfies? Do you usually use other objects to hold up your phone? Well, there is a new gadget that will remedy all of these problems, and this cool little device is called the PopSocket. It has surged in popularity throughout the summer and is considered a must-have for any smartphone user. The simple design uses a small handle that attaches to the back of a phone using a sticky silicon adhesive that is both easy to put on and remove.The PopSocket has three settings a person can use to adjust the grip to their preferred specifications and, once the job is done,  they can reset it to a flattened position. 

According to the website popsockets.com,  “PopSockets are fashionable accessories that help transform your mobile devices. PopSockets offer a secure grip for texting or snapping the perfect selfie, and propping your phone up for catching the latest video. Just ‘pop’ [and] expand one whenever you need a grip or stand for those brilliant pix, videos, or posts.” 

The PopSocket can act as an additional grip for any phone, big or small. It reduces the stress of potentially dropping your phone and makes it easier to move your thumb around to scroll.  

Another cool feature is that you can attach two PopSockets to your phone and wrap headphones around them, mitigating the messy tangles of wire. It can serve as a stand for those who like to watch videos for long periods of time, reducing arm fatigue in the process. For selfie enthusiasts, the gadget helps with creating a better angle so you can get that perfect selfie. Personally, I find playing with the expandable grip of the PopSocket a fun and efficient way to relieve stress I’ve built up throughout the day.

Steebo, creator of Steebo’s Tech, reviewed the PopSockets when they officially came out. “It feels really natural to grip between my fingers and it’s giving me excellent control of my phone,” said Steebo. “I can literally wave my phone around in the air and defy gravity without worrying about it dropping.” The PopSocket is incredibly adaptable — it can go from a stand, to a tripod, to a headphone organizer. 

Popsockets are sold on Amazon, Target, and the PopSocket website for about $10, and come in a variety of designs. You can even customize them on the website. It’s the perfect little gift for a tech-savvy individual. If you need a device that can serve a multitude of purposes, the PopSocket is the perfect tool for you!