PopSockets Advanced Reusable Adhesive Collapsible Phone Stand

Last updated date: November 28, 2022

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PopSockets Advanced Reusable Adhesive Collapsible Phone Stand

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We looked at the top Collapsible Phone Holders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Collapsible Phone Holder you should buy.

Update as November 28, 2022:
Checkout The Best Collapsible Phone Holder for a detailed review of all the top collapsible phone holders.

Overall Take

This midnight black collapsible phone holder matches almost any phone or case. It's reusable and washable. You can buy more than one for multiple devices, thanks to the affordable price.

In our analysis of 21 expert reviews, the PopSockets Advanced Reusable Adhesive Collapsible Phone Stand placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

A PopSockets grip is more than a stylish phone accessory. It’s an opposable thumb for your phone. It lets you take selfies like a pro and share with your circle of fans, friends or embarrassing family members. It lets you text things you may or may not later regret with the greatest of ease. It lets you stand your phone up on an airplane tray table to watch a movie. When you’re done, it collapses flat like your bangs in a rainstorm. PopSockets grips are repositionable and stick to most devices and cases but may not stick to silicone or waterproof materials. The product includes a special 3M adhesive disc for attaching your grip directly to a glass-backed phone. You may also buy a separate “mount” to attach your phone to your dashboard, mirror, refrigerator, air conditioning vent or wherever you snack on content. And now, a little something for all you specification geeks: Diameter: 1.56 inches, Height: 9 inches when expanded, 25 inches when collapsed. Covered by PopSockets’ limited warranty. See warranty below for full details.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

3,885 user reviews

What experts liked

Comes in all black - an ideal color for blending with almost any cellphone or case. One of the brand's lower-priced models.
- BestReviews
June 1, 2019 | Full review
It expands to the desired height to ensure you can grip your phone more securely, or use it to prop up your tablet when watching videos or even on your e-reader to help you maintain your grip better. It is waterproof so you can attach it to your GoPro and use it to secure your grip even under water. Smart, practical and discreet, this is the perfect accessory to your smartphone to ensure you don’t end up with a cracked screen or worse when trying to take selfies, or even take calls and you lose your grip on your device.
- Product Expert
September 25, 2018 | Full review
It still has all the same features, of course, so you can quickly pop it out when you're about to take a selfie or want to prop the device up on a hard surface, then collapse it again afterward so your phone fits back in your pocket. The adhesive backing is repositionable, and you can even wash it in warm water if it picks up a little dirt and doesn't stick as well as it used to.
- Lifewire
March 26, 2019 | Full review
Functions as a convenient stand so you can watch videos on the fly. Compatible Brands-For Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung
- Gist Gear
June 23, 2019 | Full review
This expandable grip attaches via a reusable and washable adhesive, so you can attach it to most devices and cases. You can use it whether you’re holding your phone in landscape or portrait, and it can also double as a stand.
- Spy
March 14, 2019 | Full review
It comes with a unique design that allows it to double up as a convenient stand so that you can enjoy content on the fly.
- Our Great Products
September 19, 2019 | Full review
Offers a secure grip so you can text with one hand, snap better photos, and stop phone drops. Functions as a convenient stand so you can watch videos on the fly. Repositionable and sticks to most devices and cases. Allows for hands-free use with the Popsockets mount.
- Lemonade
February 13, 2018 | Full review
Offers a secure grip so you can text with one hand, snap better photos, and stop phone drops.
- Bipflip
Affordable, so it's no biggy to switch them out often
- Pack Hacker

What experts didn't like

Adhesive has been known to get tacky, eventually resulting in the PopSocket falling off the phone. Some durability concerns.
- BestReviews
June 1, 2019 | Full review
Popsockets grips are repositionable and stick to most devices and cases but may not stick to silicone or waterproof materials.
- Bipflip
Only works as a kickstand if you position grip near the center of your phone
- Pack Hacker

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read. She writes about the ups and downs of parenting on her blog.

An Overview On Collapsible Phone Holders

It’s admirable to try and limit your screen time. Too much exposure to the blue light wavelengths on your devices is rough on your eyes, and constantly leaning forward to read your phone’s screen can give you a dreaded case of stiff, painful “tech neck.”

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However, too much of your life is dependent on your cell phone for you to hang up the mobile towel forever. Anything that makes your phone easier on your eyes (and the rest of your body) is a welcome addition to your life. Collapsible phone holders are a popular, inexpensive solution to many a cell phone woe.

Collapsible phone holders were an instant hit when they were launched in 2014. The colorful accessories stick to the back of your phone case, and the top “pops” out to create a handle for your phone. You can pop it back in instantly so that your phone flattens for storage in your purse or pocket.

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Collapsible phone holders give your phone added stability when taking photos, and they reduce the likelihood that you’ll drop your phone while reading or texting. As our parenting expert and mom of two Kate Desmond reports, a collapsible phone holder allows you to more safely hold your phone while you’re carrying something — be that a child or groceries.

“A collapsible phone holder allow you to be nearly hands-free,” Desmond says. “You can pop up the socket, slide it between your fingers to carry your phone, and you can still carry 17 grocery bags from your car with ease.”

You can also use them as a kickstand to watch videos on a tabletop, or add them to the back of your tablet or e-reader for added stability. This allows you to set up your phone for easy viewing, whether you want to watch a video while you cook or entertain bored kids at a restaurant. Desmond points out that children seem to love collapsible phone holders for more than viewing pleasure.

“The amount of joy children get out of playing with a PopSocket is equal to or bigger than the joy they get from staring at your actual phone,” she says.

Collapsible phone holders come in a range of gorgeous colors and finishes. Once you’ve decided which design you want to show off, take a look at our Tips & Advice to make sure you know how to care for your collapsible phone holder.

One note of caution:

“Make sure the placement is just right before you stick the collapsible phone holder to your device,” Desmond says. “The first time I had one I made the mistake of putting it too high up on the back of my phone, and it made it awkward to carry.”

The Collapsible Phone Holder Buying Guide

  • Collapsible phone holder are universally helpful, but they won’t stick to all phone cases. If you’re using a case that’s silicone, waterproof, soft or highly textured, your collapsible phone holder won’t stick to it. 
  • The positioning of your collapsible phone holder will affect how you use it and how you use your phone. Putting it in the center of your cell phone’s back is great when you’re using it as a kickstand to watch videos on a tabletop. Some people prefer placing it closer to the bottom of their phone for a more secure grip. 
  • If you have a phone with wireless charging capability, you might need to make some adjustments to make sure you can use your collapsible phone holder. Older collapsible phone holders will need to be repositioned near the bottom of your phone so that your smartphone can connect with your wireless charger. However, this means that your phone won’t lie flat when it’s placed on a tabletop. 
  • Newer PopSockets have swappable PopGrips. The base sticks to the phone, and you can remove the top of the PopSocket for wireless charging. You can also switch the top out for other designs. 
  • If you need to remove your collapsible phone holder, just push the top down and then work your fingernails under the base. Once it loosens, pull it off slowly.
  • If you have leftover adhesive stuck to your phone case after you’ve removed your collapsible phone holders, you’ll need to carefully remove it with a solvent that’s safe to use on plastics. Applying mineral oil and scrubbing with a damp, soapy cloth might work. You can also try scrubbing it off with a little bit of hot water and a stiff brush. 
  • To clean your collapsible phone holder, remove it from the back of your phone and run it under cold water for about three seconds. If it’s underwater longer than that,  it might lose its stickiness. Lay it upside down on a dry cloth and let it air dry for 10 minutes. If it isn’t completely dry after this, blot the base with a paper towel. Then reattach it, and don’t use it for at least an hour. This gives it plenty of time to re-adhere to your phone.