Keep Your Phone Off Your Dirty Surfaces and Use These Portable Stands Instead

Keep Your Phone Off Your Dirty
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Most of us can’t survive without our cell phones. Well, technically we can, but we really don’t want to. Can any of us remember someone’s phone number other than our own? How did we make plans with friends before cell phones, or check the weather, or get directions, or take pictures? Cell phones have become an extension of ourselves. According to a survey done by Deloitte, Americans check their phones 47 times per day. That is a lot of opportunities for germs.

Scientists at the University of Arizona found that cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Gross, we know. We’re not about to stop using our phones, but we do need ways to keep them functional and stop them from turning into wireless pieces of germ magnets.

One of the best ways to decrease the number of germs and bacteria living on your phone is to wash your hands frequently. Not bringing your phone into the bathroom is also a surefire way to cut down on germs and distance your cell from the disturbing toilet seat comparison we made above.

Another great way to keep your phones from being portable infection machines is to keep them off common areas by using a stand. Lightweight and portable, cell phone stands are little, clean resting areas for your phones. Often placing your phone on an angle, they’re the perfect way to give your hands a rest and give your phone a lift, which makes things like streaming videos, reading ebooks, and video chatting easier.

Phone stands make sense in public when you’re sharing spaces with thousands of other people, but they’re also helpful at home. Following a YouTube tutorial for a new chicken recipe? Keep your phone safely off the counter and away from ingredients (no chicken juice on the phone) while you cook.

Whether you’re streaming, charging, or just want something to give your phone a lift and an angle, we’ve got you covered with some of the best portable phone stands on the market.

1. ToBeoneer Aluminum Universal Desk Stand

Made with thicker and stronger aluminum than competitors (4mm), the ToBeoneer Aluminum Universal Desk Stand is a lightweight and versatile stand that can hold any smartphone, including Androids and iPhones. Designed with a low center of gravity that makes it strong enough to hold any phone, the stand has a rubberized base to keep it firmly in place. Our team loves that ToBeoneer is so confident in its product that it offers a lifetime no-hassle refund guarantee.

ToBeoneer Aluminum Universal Desk Stand

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2. UBeesize Portable and Adjustable Camera Stand Holder

Stable on any surface and compatible with any smartphone, camera, GoPro or webcam, the UBeesize Portable and Adjustable Camera Stand Holder comes with a lifetime warranty that means your stand will keep working long after you’ve replaced your phone with the latest model.  The adjustable octopus style legs can be used as a standard phone stand or wrap around objects to get hard to reach shots. Paired with a wireless remote that works up to 30 feet away, the UBeesize turns your phone into an amazing camera that can get group shots and wide angles.

UBeesize Portable and Adjustable Camera Stand Holder

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3. Mr Zhu Universal FoldStand

Keep any phone off the table with the Mr Zhu Universal FoldStand, which comes with the added bonus of a second stand for free. The lightweight plastic stand folds flat for easy storage and can hold any smartphone or small tablet. Customers note that if you iPad or tablet had a heavy case it may be too heavy for the FoldStand, but it can still hold phones with thick cases.

Mr Zhu Universal FoldStand

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4. ieGeek Tablet Phone Stand

If you like to watch TV shows or movies or video chat with your smartphone, you need the ieGeek Tablet Phone Stand. Perfect for watching videos, reading an ebook or chatting with friends while on the couch or in bed, the display holder clamp can be adjusted to fit just about any smartphone or tablet with or without their case. The stand weighs less than one pound and folds flat, making it easy to take anywhere.

ieGeek Tablet Phone Stand

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5. Anker Fast Wireless Charger

Charge your phone up to 10 per cent faster than other wireless chargers with the Anker Fast Wireless Charger, a phone stand and charger in one. With more than 30 million customers, the Anker Fast Wireless Charger is helping both Samsung Galaxy and iPhone users easily charge their phones while doubling as a stand, with the wireless charging able to work whether the phone is placed vertically or horizontally on the charger. Phones can be charged wirelessly even with their cases on, with Anker saving users on average up to 30 minutes of charge time.

Anker Fast Wireless Charger

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