Everyone Uses PopSockets, But We Like These Alternatives Instead

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It’s the 21st Century, and we’re all attached to our smartphones 24/7. There’s not much your phone can’t do, so having it around all the time makes total sense. However, with the growing size of phones, it has become increasingly difficult to use them with just one hand. Any time you want to take a selfie or simply reach across to the opposite corner of your phone, you risk a catastrophic drop.

For that reason, phone holders are steadily increasing in popularity. These phone accessories attach to the back of the phone or to your phone case and give you an extra loop in which to place your fingers. The most popular of these are PopSockets, which pop up and have fancy designs. But we actually prefer these alternatives instead. They aren’t as expensive, and they have a fairly low profile. Get one for you phone and make using it much more convenient. You won’t believe you went so long without one!

1. Lamicall Finger Ring

BEST OVERALL

From media viewing to selfies and secure phone use when you’re out and about, the Lamicall Finger Ring can do it all. The multi-directional kickstand ensures you can find a comfortable viewing angle no matter where you are or what you’re doing. The finger ring is supplied with a strong adhesive on the back to ensure a secure fit, and the metal in the construction means it’s compatible with magnetic smartphone holders.

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2. KickTrack Phone Stand

BEST KICKSTAND

The KickTrack Phone Stand is available in a range of designs, including checkered, carbon fiber and white marble. It offers 360 degrees of rotation, allowing you to pick the exact placement for secure holding and comfortable film and TV show watching. Unlike many of the other options on our list, this kickstand is able to orient your phone in both upright and horizontal positions without any problem. The secure and durable stand can even be used on tablets.

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3. Gojizmo xPandaGrip Phone Holder

MOST ERGONOMIC

If your priority is a comfortable way to hold your smartphone securely in one hand, then the Gojizmo xPandaGrip Phone Holder is a great option. It comes in four different colors and gives you an easy and secure way to take photos, send texts and generally operate your phone. The finger-in holding method prevents your hand from becoming fatigued, and the versatile design allows you to use it as a table stand for easy, hands-free use of your phone.

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4. Kwmobile Universal Magnetic Finger Holder

LEAST BULKY

Classy and affordable, the Kwmobile Universal Magnetic Finger Holder will keep your phone safe from accidental drops. With a loop for your finger, the holder attaches to your phone using a powerful magnet. It also includes a kickstand for propping your phone up on any flat surface. This finger holder is available in five metallic colors.

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5. Libosa Cell Phone Ring Holders

BEST VALUE

On our list of the best phone holders, the Libosa Cell Phone Ring Holder has the same functionality as a PopSocket but at a fraction of the price. This pack comes with five ring stand holders that can help you take selfies and even act as a kickstand for your phone or tablet. The rings also rotate 360 degrees, meaning they provide a grip for your phone no matter the position of your hand.

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6. YAP!band

MOST TEMPORARY

The YAP!band keeps your phone safe and makes it easy to manipulate using nothing more than your phone case to keep it secure. The brilliance of this phone holder is that there is nothing sticky holding it on, so there won’t be any sticky residue left on your phone or phone case. In addition, this phone grip sits very close to your device in order to maintain your phone’s slim profile. It comes in three different colors.

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7. AOLIY Cell Phone Grip

BEST FOR BIG FINGERS

If you have larger than average fingers and often find average-sized finger holes to be too constricting, it may be worth giving the AOLIY Cell Phone Grip a try. This smartphone accessory lets you adjust the size of the space your finger fits in. This doesn’t just allow for different sized fingers but also helps to ensure a secure hold when you’re using your phone. The device is available in five different color options and includes 3M Nano absorption tape, which is reusable.

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8. Love Handle Universal Grip For Cell Phone

BEST SPLURGE

You love your cell phone, so why not give it a Love Handle? This stretchy handle keeps you from dropping (and potentially breaking) your phone or tablet by giving you an extra place to grip. It uses a no-residue, removable 3M adhesive, so if you ever want to remove it from your phone or phone case, you don’t have to worry about damaging your device. It is important to note, however, that this handle won’t grip onto silicone cases or the Pixel 3, iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 Black. For these phones, a different adhesive must be purchased separately.

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9. Phone Loops Grip Accessory

MOST DECORATIVE

It’s cool and fashionable, but the best part of this Phone Loops Grip Accessory is that it is flat, therefore adding no extra bulkiness to your phone. In addition, these grips don’t inhibit any type of charging, including that provided by wireless chargers. And the loops are made from non-elastic polyester fabric that will outlast most other phone grips. Finally, the 3M Innovation adhesive never leaves residue behind on your beautiful device.

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10. MONET Slim Wallet With Grip

MOST MULTIFUNCTIONAL

Do you want your phone grip to do more than hold your smartphone and allow you to comfortably watch media? The MONET Slim Wallet With Grip fits the bill. In addition to keeping your phone safe, the grip provides space for two cards, like credit cards, ID cards or metro cards. It’s available in a number of styles and colors, including purple, baby blue, supreme red and giraffe. The grip also sits flat when it’s not in use to stop it from catching on your pockets.

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