Review: The Ohsnap Magnetic Phone Grip Wants to Replace Your PopSocket

You may have tried PopSockets phone grips and stands, but the folks at Ohsnap think they have build a better mousetrap. There are indeed advantages to the Ohsnap Phone Grip (starting at $19), which Ohsnap gave me to try. First, it's slim and gets even slimmer by sliding out so you can wirelessly charge your smartphone when the Ohsnap is removed. It's also magnetic so you can easily mount your phone on refrigerators or other metal (not aluminum) surfaces.

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Unlike PopSockets, the OhSnap Phone Grip has a rotatable finger strap that springs into action when you touch the back center of the unit. Two ends curl up and can connect to each other via a tiny hook. It's less intuitive than a PopSocket, but once you get the hang of it, it's a superior, more reliable way to hold your phone. The Ohsnap attaches to your phone via a strong adhesive instead of PopSocket's removable and reusable offering.

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Pros

  • Strong adhesive and magnets
  • Grip can slide out to allow wireless charging
  • Can mount to metal surfaces
  • Assorted color choices
  • Finger grip is sturdy

Cons

  • Sliding out clip for wireless charging is annoying
  • Adhesive is semi-permanent, not moveable
  • Pricier and less intuitive than Pop-Socket

Final Verdict

If you want to grip your smartphone better, you might want an Ohsnap Phone Grip to use when you need it, and slip out or fold flat when not needed..

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Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.