Have you ever come across an item that looked vaguely familiar but you weren't quite sure what it was used for? If you've never seen a PopSocket it may give you this feeling all over again. If you know what they are then you're ahead of the majority of people, especially those who aren't into the latest media accessories, but PopSockets are one of the most useful devices on the planet when it comes to versatility. For anyone who is still wondering what they are, it's good to find out because you'll probably have more than one use for it. Here are 10 things that you didn't know about PopSockets
1. PopSockets are great for runners who carry their phones
One of the best uses for a PopSocket is to affix it to your phone so you have a firmer grip on it. They can literally protect your phone and make it safer by giving you a solid hold of it. One of the biggest complaints of joggers is that their phones tend to be slick and when they're running, they have a tendency to drop them and experience the agony of watching them bounce off the pavement or sidewalk. A PopSocket can eliminate this problem.
2. It makes a great media stand
PopSockets made excellent media stands. They're great for using to hold the camera so you can get in on the picture when taking group shots with a self-timer. They can be a real lifesaver when you need an extra set of hands. You can even use your PopSocket to hold your smartphone as an alarm clock that sets by your bedside at night. These are just a few of the amazing and novel things that PopSockets can and are used for.
3. Mount your phone on your laptop
If you don't have a built-in webcam in your laptop, you can use PopSockets to mount your smartphone on the top of your laptop or other devices while you're making a video call. This is another way that the device lets you go hands-free to do other things. It's great when you can set your phone down without losing the person you're trying to talk to.
4. It can be used as an earphone management system
The long cords that come with some earbuds are really cool when you need the extra length, but they can also be a pain and get in the way when you're active. Your PopSocket can take care of this issue. All you need to do is wrap the earbuds around them and they will hold them in one place and keep the cords or wires free of tangles.
5. They can keep your phone dry
Have you ever had your smartphone with you near a water source and had a regrettable accident? All it takes are a few splashes of water, accidentally dropping the phone in the pool, bathtub, sauna or toilet or spilling a glass of water on it to spell disaster. To keep your phone safe on or near wet surfaces, all you need to do is pop your phone into the PopSocket and it will provide water-resistant protection while holding it safely away from potential water damage from wet surfaces. They're also great for keeping your phone elevated off of wet surfaces such as kitchen or bathroom countertops.
6. PopSockets are amazing media grips
Have you ever struggled to take a one hand selfie because you kept dropping your phone? PopSockets give you such an amazing grip that you'll wonder how you ever got by without one. They keep your phone secure in your hand so you can more easily text, talk on the phone or take selfies without the annoying slip of a slick surface phone.
7. They even work on large devices
You now know that PopSockets are great to keep smartphones more secure, but they're also great to use with larger devices as well. They 're effective for enhancing the grip on GoPros, readers, and tablets as well. With the PopSocket you can make your experience using larger devices more secure and comfortable.
8. They help you to pass your phone
If you want to pass your phone to someone who is seated across from you, all you need to do is use the PopSocket to slide it across the table with ease so you won't' have to waste the energy to get up out of your seat. It keeps your phone secure.
9. They're even good for gaming
Think we've gone too far here? Well, it happens to be true that with the PopSocket, you can use your tablet or phone as a joystick. All you need to do is to attach two of them to the back of it. How handy is that?
10. PopSockets are fun to play with
Now you know the things that PopSockets are useful for. They also happen to be fun to play with. It's also a good way to figure out more novel uses for them. Pop and unpop them and let your imagination carry you away. You may find that they're as effective at relieving tension a stress ball.
Written by Dana Hanson
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