Price: $ 9.95
If you have the idea to add a stand and comfortable grip to your phone, you do not want to be sold or sold on the virtually ubiquitous PopSocket the bulkier ring stands like the iRing, the slender bacon GrabTab could be for you.
Here's what we
- Slightly slimmer than alternatives like the PopSocket
- Thin enough to allow this wireless charging
- Provides very secure grip
And what we do not  The variety of colors and prints found in PopSocket line is lacking
We are not strangers here at Review Geek stuff before were PopSockets, iRings, Stands and more.
The popularity of these products speaks to a simple need: People want a better way to keep their phone safe and support it for watching videos.
What It Is
Speck's GrabTab is one of the newer market entrances, taking a different approach than PopSocket and similar products. Instead of wearing a mushroom pop-out handle or a folding ring, it's an ultra-thin, adhesive pad that you can push up with your finger.
Next to a small locking tab to hold it closed (the small rectangular cut-out at the bottom of the GrabTab base in the photos above), there's another locking tab that holds the GrabTab locked in the standing position, when you push the loop all the way up.
Real World Use
The biggest question that most people will have is simply "Is it better than a PopSocket?" – but what sold us The GrabTab was not that it was better, but it was different.
If you want a pop-up handle that is completely omnidirectional from a phone holder, then do not worry about wireless charging or the pop-up holder is not the most stable in the world that is PopSocket pretty great – especially if you do not keep your phone in your pocket, where the PopSocket prints strangely and it's difficult to pull out the phone.
And to be sure the most important thing of all is that you can do it Adjust the crap out of the phone handle until you put your own face on it … then the PopSocket is exactly what you are looking for.
On the other side If you want to have a pop-up holder that holds the phone firmly in place where you hold it without feeling that way The phone can move freely or turn out of hand, has a more stable state and is not bulky In the pockets of the GrabTab is quite appealing.
When I used the GrabTab for the first time at CES 2019, I liked immediately . My wife and daughter have long been PopSocket users, but I've always found that I did not like the feel of the PopSocket in my hand (though I liked the seemingly million-and-one designs they can be found in) , The phone had a firmer grip than just the case itself, but I never got used to the sense of circularity.
The GrabTab, on the other hand, feels as if you are wearing a very wide ring securely fastened to your hand (which you actually are). Not that I'm used to moving my arm in my hand with my cell phone, but if it were me, it would be very hard to pull the phone through the GrabTab with my finger. Speaking of firm attachment: you do not have to worry about the thing coming off (it will be removed cleanly if you want to remove it, but it's a slow-moving process). The only negative is that you can not turn the phone into a different position by nature, as with a PopSocket or a rotating iRing design with rotating hand (since no other grip position is really practical).
If the GrabTab is not used as a grip point, it also works a bit better as a base. The finger loop is rounded, yes, but the part that actually touched the table has a larger area than the edge of the PopSocket and it is slightly curved. If you compare two phones of the same size in landscape format on the table, the GrabTab is much more stable.
Then there's the pocket factor. As much time as many of us spend on our cell phones (and I certainly spend them too much), our cell phones spend much more time in our pockets, bags and purses than in our hands. Considering the number of times my phone goes into the bag in one day, a handle that constantly sticks to the seam of the bag and makes it difficult to pull out is child's play. Fortunately, the GrabTab folds flat (it's only about 3mm thick) and it's barely noticeable in your pocket unless you push your fingers over the case and look for it.
This thin profile makes it almost compatible with charging mobile phones. While it's possible that your case profile may become too thick for wireless charging, we've found that we were able to get the charge up and running despite the combination of a rugged case (albeit with a slightly more disagreeable placement on the charge pad than on the charging bag) usual).
One of the few minor complaints we have about the GrabTab is that the tab does not always return to a completely flat position. If you leave your cell phone in your pocket, we've found that this is an absolute problem as the pressure to be in the bag, in combination with (we assume) body heat, has apparently reset the tab. However, putting your phone in a purse or bag may not have the same "reset" effect. Either way, the tab was not geared to the base, was not a deal breaker for us.
For those who do not want a PopSocket and want to avoid having a big ring or tab on their phone, the GrabTab is a pretty straightforward solution – and at a small price below $ 10 a fairly cheap product you can buy for a spin.
Price: $ 9.95
Here's what we like
- Much sleeker than alternatives like the PopSocket
- Thin enough, to provide wireless charging
- Provides very secure grip
And what we do not
- lacks The variety of colors and prints in the PopSocket series
- Tab is not always perfectly flat when it is not used
- Can hold the phone comfortably in one position only