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PopSockets grips not only make terrific grips, stands and earphone-management systems, they also make holding tablets & e-readers more comfortable & secure. PopSockets grips are also fun to play with, featuring a premium aluminium button.
Creative, lightweight and useful
PopSockets are a creative way to secure a smartphone or tablet, especially when on the go. Simply pop it on the device, and let it sit. Then, use the tab to expand. It can also act as a stand or a holder for selfies. Tilt the PopSocket to create different angles. Smartphones and tablets can be erected horizontally or vertically, in landscape or portrait modes.
Add a single PopSockets grip, or a pair of PopSockets grips, to the back of almost any device to transform its capabilities. Includes disc for users of iPhone 7/8/X/XR/XS/XS Max and textured cases.
In 2010, the PopSockets founder was looking for a way to stop his earbud cord from getting tangled, and he achieved this by gluing two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapping the earbud cord around the buttons. As ugly as the buttons were, they worked. In the course of improving on the idea, he developed about 60 different prototypes, making the buttons expand and collapse via an accordion mechanism, so that they could function as both a stand and a grip.
In 2012, Barnett launched a KickStarter campaign for an iPhone case that would have two PopSockets grips integrated into the case. In addition to getting successfully funded, the KickStarter campaign enabled Barnett to show the world his dancing prowess.
Two years later, in 2014, Barnett launched the business out of his garage in Boulder, Colorado, and has subsequently sold over 40 million PopSockets grips around the world.