PopSocket is a phone grip and phone stand accessory for your mobile devices that expands and collapses by way of an accordion mechanism. Add a single PopSocket, or a pair of PopSockets, to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. PopSockets “pop” whenever you need a phone grip, a phone stand, a headset management system, or just something to play with.
The PopSockets Case for iPhone 5 comes with a pair of PopSockets that collapse flush with the outer surface of the case. Individual PopSockets come with our PopTek adhesive pad, which attaches to most phones, phablets, tablets, and many cases by way of a thin layer of reusable, residue-free, adhesive gel.
The Poptek Adhesive Pad
PopTek is a thin sticky-gel pad that attaches PopSockets to most devices and cases. The pad is reusable, and leaves no sticky residue. If your PopTek pad gets dirty when detached, simply wash it with water and let it air dry to return its original stickiness. But don’t leave your PopSocket unattached to anything for days — if that happens, the adhesive will permanently dry out.
The PopSockets reusable adhesive forms bonds of various strength with different surfaces. Always test the strength of the bond with the surface before use.
PopSockets may be used as a supplemental aid to holding a device only when the device is otherwise securely supported. Using PopSockets as a primary support for your device may result in damage or injury due to the unexpected release of the PopTek from your device.
Goes Almost Anywhere
While the PopTek pad does not stick to all devices — especially those that have a soft-touch or waterproofing coating and those with generally uneven textures — it does stick to most typical devices. PopSockets work great on most smartphones, tablets, and many cases too.If you’re unsure about your particular device or case, just ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for other uses, feel free to get creative! We often find ourselves detaching PopSockets from our devices and using them for various functions. Whether you place them on your Nintendo 3DS for gaming, your GoPro for a supplemental grip in the water, or on your bedroom mirror to hang jewelry, the possibilities are endless. Where do you put your PopSockets? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
ARE POPSOCKETS SUCTION CUPS FOR ATTACHING MY DEVICE TO SURFACES?
No. But we are developing a stand for mounting your PopSocketed devices in your car, office, nightstand or elsewhere. Stay tuned.
DID POPSOCKETS WIN THE WIRED.COM FUELING INNOVATION CONTEST?
HOW THICK ARE POPSOCKETS?
6.3 mm (.25 inches) when collapsed.
WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF A POPSOCKET?
38 mm (1.5 inches).
HOW THICK IS THE POPSOCKETS CASE FOR IPHONE 5?
15 mm (.59 inches) thick, including iPhone 5, with PopSockets collapsed. For comparison, the Otterbox iPhone 5 Armor Series case is 17.8 mm, and the Otterbox iPhone 5 Defender Series case is 16.2 mm. The Otterbox cases might give you greater protection when you drop your phone, but you’re less likely to drop your phone in the first place when gripping it with PopSockets. Furthermore, we publicly challenge any employee of Otterbox to a dance-off for charity.
IS POPPING POPSOCKETS ADDICTIVE?
ARE POPSOCKETS COMPATIBLE WITH HANDS OF ALL SIZES?
Yes. You can move PopSockets For All around the back of your device until you find the most comfortable and functional positioning.
ARE POPSOCKETS PATENTED?
Yes: US 8,560,031
DID NPR MORNING EDITION REPORTER STEVEN HENN SAY THAT POPSOCKETS ARE PRETTY COOL?
WHAT IF MY POPSOCKET ACCORDION DETACHES FROM MY PLATFORM?
Watch this video.
WAS POPSOCKETS NAMED ONE OF THE “COOLEST TECH YOU HAVE TO SEE AT CES 2015” BY USA TODAY?
HOW CAN I PURCHASE POPSOCKETS FOR RESALE?
Contact email@example.com for re-seller information.