Cardly Stretchy Cell Phone Stick On Wallet

Last updated date: September 10, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

The Cardly Stretchy Cell Phone Stick On Wallet has two separate pockets that let you customize your configuration. You can put up to four cards in the back pocket, or combine a couple of cards with a key and some cash in the front pocket. This phone card holder uses 3M adhesive to stick to the back of your phone case without leaving a sticky residue. We liked how easy this one was to apply, as well as the fact that it came in a two-pack. In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Cardly Cardly Stretchy Cell Phone Stick On Wallet placed 4th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 11, 2019:
Checkout The Best Phone Card Holder for a detailed review of all the top phone card holders.

Expert Summarized Score
7.4
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
351 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With its patented 3M adhesive it ensures that it does not leave any residue on the phone when you remove it.
- HQ Review
This phone card holder comes with a lot of benefits. This allows you to store your money and to carry a few of the essentials that you need to regularly access, like a credit card and work ID.
- Buy Me Top 10
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

Carry your everyday essentials without the pocket-bulging excess of wallets or large cases. Only use 1 or 2 cards? The stretchy material contracts to hold them snug. Each Cardly Card Holder fits nearly any phone or case with space on the back at least 2 ¼” x 3 ½.” Any older model of smartphone or case with at least a 2.25” x 3.5” space on the back. Cardly is almost exactly the size of a normal credit card. Works as a phone case card holder. May not have the best stick on cases that lack a smooth surface such as ones with ridges or texture.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Cellessentials Card Holder Back Phone
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Wallaroo Premium Leather Phone Card Holder
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Cubi CardNinja Ultra Slim Adhesive Credit Card Wallet
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 1
4. Cardly Stretchy Cell Phone Stick On Wallet
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 3
5. AgentWhiteUSA Cell Phone Stick On Wallet
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Cardly Marble Cell Phone Stick on Wallet Card Holder
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
7. SHANSHUI Silicone Adhesive Wallet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Gecko Travel Tech Adhesive Phone Wallet With RFID
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Case Art Plus Adhesive Credit Card Holder
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Phone Card Holders

Students love phone card holders. Instead of carrying a purse or wallet, they can simply stick their IDs and payment cards in a pocket on the back of a smartphone and head to class. But phone card holders aren’t just for college students. They’re perfect for keeping up with your ID cards at the gym, while out with friends or even for everyday use.

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In fact, these adhesive card pockets have become so popular in recent years, they’ve evolved far beyond the basic versions you could initially buy. You can find a wide variety of designs along with different pocket options to fit various preferences. But it’s important to make sure each of those pockets is designed to prevent your cards from falling out, whether that means nonslip material or a tightness that keeps your cards in place.

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The adhesive used to attach the holder is also important, especially if you’re putting it directly on the back of your phone rather than on a case. You’ll need a holder with adhesive strong enough to stay in place, but it can’t be so strong that it damages the back of your phone. Many manufacturers use adhesive from 3M, maker of Post-It Notes, but there are competing products that can provide similar results.

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Once you’ve narrowed your choices to the card holders that will stick to your phone, you’ll need to take a look at the pocket design that works for you. How many cards you’ll be able to hold depends on the thickness of the cards you’re adding.  But typically, you can squeeze two to three cards into a phone card holder. Some phone card holders can stretch to hold even more, though, and still others have an extra front pocket that comes in handy for storing miscellaneous items like your office key or cash.

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DYWM Fun Fact

Of the many things invented by accident over the centuries, Post-It Notes may be among the most famous. The adhesive was invented in 1968 by a 3M chemist named Dr. Spencer Silver. But the company didn’t have an application for the invention until 1974. One of Dr. Silver’s colleagues, Art Fry, was looking for a way to mark his place in his hymnals in choir when he thought about giving Dr. Silver’s adhesive a try. He was amazed at how effective it was in keeping his bookmark in place within leaving a residue. Fry was the one who came up with the idea of putting the adhesive on the back of notes. In 1980, Post-It Notes launched nationwide.

The Phone Card Holder Buying Guide

  • The first consideration when you get your new phone card holder is whether you’ll attach it directly to the back of your phone or to the protective case you have on it. But if it’s going directly on your phone, you’ll want to make sure the adhesive doesn’t damage it. Some phones use 3M adhesive that sticks well without leaving a residue. But others, on the other hand, use a special type of adhesive that promise to sticks better to the newer glass-back style of cellphones.
  • It’s important to note that some iPhones are designed with fingerprint-resistant backs, which means you will need a case to make the adhesive stick. Since glass-back phones are becoming increasingly popular, a case may be in order for any type of phone card holder you buy moving forward, though.
  • Capacity is a major deciding factor in a phone card holder. The vast majority of phone card holders will hold up to three cards, which may mean your student ID, driver’s license, and a credit card, at most. There’s also a style of phone card holder that features a unique stretchy design that lets you slip in as many as eight cards. This also gives you the flexibility you need if you want to tuck some cash into it. A third type of design has two pockets: the back pocket, which holds up to four cards, and the front pocket, which can hold cash and/or a car or office key.
  • As handy as a phone card holder can be, it won’t be useful at all if your cards slide out. It’s important to look at how tight each pocket is, but some phone card holders are built with a non-slip interior grip that keeps your cards in place.
  • It’s also important to look at the materials used to make your phone card holder. A holder made from 100% genuine leather may be the best bet if you’re looking for durability.