Many times I have found myself struggling to hold onto my device while trying to use it one-handed, either for watching videos, reading email or listening to music. Too often it ends up looking like a juggling display akin to the traveling circus, sometimes with the grand finale being the device smacking to the ground. With today’s devices getting larger, i.e. Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note, one-handed operation becomes more difficult. Flygrip, headquartered out of New York, came up with an ingenious idea – a smartphone accessory which will enable you to solidly grip your device! Originally intended for the iPhone, it holds no specific design which prohibits it from being used on other (arguably better) devices. So I decided to give it a whirl after they sent me one.
The Flygrip is definitely an ergonomic design which fits your hand nicely. By slipping two fingers into slots on the back, your grip is nice and comfortable and you have one hand free to use the screen without trying to hold onto it with both hands. It’s made out of hard plastic and feels very sturdy. There’s a hinge which allows your fingers to slide in and then helps convert the Flygrip to a kickstand for multiple uses.
IN THE BOX
- Flygrip with adhesive backing
- Additional adhesive backing
- Two “bumpers” for adjusting the fit
- Alcohol swab for cleaning prior to application
- Instructional booklet
I genuinely love the idea of this accessory and enjoy using it though it doesn’t fit with my case so I have to choose one or the other. It is sturdy and durable and looks like it will last for the life of my device, or longer. The only thing that I am not excited about, and I hope they fix in a future version, is the lack of a swivel for the Flygrip. When holding horizontally it felt extremely uncomfortable on my wrists and not as ergonomic as holding vertical. That being said, I highly recommend this as your next accessory.