I recently had the privilege to attend CTIA 2012 in New Orleans recently and what I walked into was Smartphone accessory world! Tons of manufacturers were there trying to decorate your phone with the latest and greatest technology from chargers to cases. But one product stood out; not just here but worldwide! Featured on the May 11, 2012 Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, the FLYGRIP stole the show as the top accessory for the Smartphone! Let me explain to you how it works…
Using a 3M adhesive, you stick the Flygrip onto either your phone directly or to your case. Once installed, you can use the Flygrip 3 ways; First way is to actually hold it in your hand. Using your middle and ring fingers (don’t worry. They have 3 sizes to choose from), you can have the Flygrip between your fingers to “hold” your phone in place. It is perfect for navigating the screen using your thumb or when your hands are tired. In fact, many doctors agree that prolonged gripping of your phone can lead to early stages of arthritis! That is one way to use it. Now, if you take the clip and tuck it under a groove in the device, it becomes both a portrait AND landscape kickstand! No more teasing from HTC EVO users that already had a kickstand. It works great either way, allowing you watch movies or keep track of the sports scores without having to prop your phone up against something. And when you are done with the device, it folds up nicely, right to about ¼ inches which means if you have a holster you enjoy placing your phone in, as long as it is wide enough for an additional ¼ inches, the phone will still fit just fine!
There are both pros and cons with this wonderful product. On the great side, its customizable. From colors to design, you can make your Flygrip look like pretty much anything…in fact even Lady GaGa has a customized version of her own Flygrip! There are 7 colors to choose from along with the ability to add stickers to the device to give it your own personal touch. The next big pro of the Flygrip is its diversity. Heck, using 2 Flygrips you can even keep a 9.7 inch iPad in place. I have already seen these used on Iphone, Androids, Kindles, Blackberries, Tablets, and even feature phones. The third great thing about this is that what when you have it on, it is almost impossible to either drop your phone or have it knocked out of your hands (which has happened to me a few times) The only grip I personally had with this was the adhesive. It is permanent so it takes a little butter knife and tugging to get one off, and they only give you one additional adhesive…which means you only got 2 shots to get it installed correctly so make sure you REALLY want this directly on your phone or your favorite case.
All in all, I love this product. The reps at CTIA were very friendly and helpful explaining the benefits of the product and the ways to use it. (Thanks Abbie and Chih Chin!) I truly believe this will be a staple product for Smartphones for years to come!