A PopSocket is a weird looking plastic circular gadget that you attach to your phone and devices, and they are VERY popular around the world. These gadgets have many uses like helping you out by getting a better grip on your phone to make it easier for you to take pictures and text, and you can prop it up on any surface while you kick back and relax. When pulled out, the socket opens up like a spring. Once your fingers are placed between the PopSocket and your device, you should instantly notice a tighter grip.
I got the PopSocket because I find my phone is a bit heavy and if I’m using it for too long my wrist and fingers start to hurt because of the positioning of my hand on my phone. Also, if I’m laying down and use my phone it tends to slip through my fingers and land on my head or chest. I know, kinda silly right? 🙂 So, if you find either of these things annoying like I do you might want to get yourself one of these babies.
In the past I’ve used fake pop sockets and they WEREN’T VERY GOOD. After just a few months of usage, the adhesive came off and the design started to fade, making it look like some crap. This is my first real PopSocket and I noticed there were some instructions, but not in-depth instructions. Like, should you clean the back of the device before applying? Where should you apply the socket, and little things like that. Apparently, you are just supposed to know how to place it on, but with a little common sense you should be good to go. To help you out, I put together some tips to think about before applying your PopSocket.
Questions, questions, questions!
So, you’ve got the PopSocket – now some important questions you might be wondering after reading instructions.
With or without a case? It can be applied to either, but I strongly recommend a case. Without a case you might have a difficult time removing the PopSocket, which could lead to damage and markings especially if you try to sell your device.
Positioning: Decide where to place before applying. In the middle, high or low? Before you mount the gripper on to your phone, try placing the socket in different spots to see if it’s more comfortable between your fingers and hand when it’s placed in the middle, higher or lower. Getting comfortable with it before placement will protect your fingers and wrist so you want to make sure it’s not uncomfortable for you.
Should you clean your device before applying? Yes, for sure. Wipe the back of your device with some rubbing alcohol and let it dry before applying.
What you need to know before applying? According to the website, once the PopSocket is applied, firmly press down and leave it for at least 8 hours. Doing this will make sure the adhesive is securely attached to the surface, ensuring it will work even better. My advice is to apply it before going to bed so the phone won’t be touched.
What devices will the socket stick to? It’s compatible with most smartphones, cases and tablets. Keep in mind PopSockets may not stick very securely to waterproof cases, silicone or leather.
How to apply? Easy – just peel off the protective seal without touching the adhesive, then apply very carefully and make sure it looks even.
Can the PopSocket be reused? No, so you might want to carefully choose where you put it.
Why you should get a PopSocket:
- Have you ever been lying in bed and boom, all of a sudden your phone smashes into your face? Get a PopSocket and get a grip!
- No more holding your phone when watching a quick video or playing a game, just place it on the table.
- If you own a business, they are perfect to give out!
- Wireless charging compatible.
- Surface feels smooth when holding.
- Browsing experience and overall experience is much better when holding.
- Snap the perfect selfies.
- Control earbud cord by just wrapping it around the PopSocket.
- Lots of customization options – you can use your own image, or choose from the range of options and looks. You can even add another PopSocket for even more grip.