Holders can hold your mobile phone tightly and securely. You will mostly find them in cars, but they are also suitable for bicycles or motorbikes. There is so many more opportunities to use mobile phone holders. The market offers wide range of both universal holders and those designed for a specific type of mobile phone. We can also include tripods and selfie sticks in this category to help you take better photos.
The use of mobile phone holders is as old as the use of mobile phones themselves. Their initial purpose was to make the phone available when used with the hands-free kit. Nowadays, this type of usage remains, but we also have another one, no less important: many people use their phones as GPS navigation while driving, which increases demands on the holder itself. The phone must be held tightly, but at the same time the angle should be adjustable so that the user can see the display clearly.
There are three ways to install the phone holder to the dashboard.
Again, there are three ways.
If you know you will need to charge your phone in your car, look for a holder that can do it. On the market you can find those with integrated charging (either with microUSB connector, newer USB-C or Lightning for iPhones ). There are also car holders that support wireless charging.
The purpose of the bike or motorcycle holder is very similar to that of a car phone holder - to have a phone available when driving, whether for navigation or hands-free. However, the method of attachment is different, the holder is usually attached to the handlebar. The phone is fastened to the handlebar with two or four jaws which hold the phone tightly. You will also find number of special protective phone cases on the market, which are designed to be attached to a bike or motorcycle. Apart from holding the phone, they also offer protection against humidity and scratches.
If you use only the holder itself, it does not. It is definitely worth it to have your phone in a protective case designed for sports purposes or to use a combination of hard cover and protective glass or foil.
Is it part of your job to be on the phone all the time? Positioning the device horizontally on a table may not suit everyone. With the desk holder, you can position your phone so that you can see the screen clearly from your point of view. An interesting option is the charging stand, which keeps your phone upright while charging it.
This, of course, depends on the type of the holder. Some have a broad base and some are equipped with a suction cup. This will make sure the phone stays where it is.
Tripods are commonly known as part of photography equipment. However, since camera features of mobile phones have greatly improved, tripods have become part of the equipment of those who prefer to take photos with their phones. Their purpose is the same in both cases - to keep the device standing still and thus preventing blurry photos (which can be otherwise easily caused by gentle vibrations when holding the device in hand). Tripods for mobile phones are designed to fit mobile phones, they cannot use the standard mount with a standardized screw, which can be found at tripods for cameras. So choose only those tripods that features fastening plate or you can buy an adapter that can be attached to a standard tripod, initially designed for cameras.
In the case of tripods it is not necessary to know the exact dimensions of the phone. The fastening plates are universal and adaptable to the size of your phone.
Just like tripods, selfie sticks and stabilizers are used to make your photos look their best. Both offer a better phone hold so you can find new, often unexpected angles for your photos. Selfie stick, as the name implies, offers more comfortable self-portrait photography, stabilizer will be appreciated especially when shooting videos. They help to compensate vibrations that negatively affect equipment quality. Some selfie sticks have a foldable handle which can be transformed to a tripod.
An important parameter is the type of handle itself. It should have a comfortable grip and a non-slip (e.g. rubber) layer on the handle. Weight is also important. Ideal weight is about 80g to 100g. Such selfie stick if light enough not to cause pain in your arm and at the same time is sturdy enough not to shake. Also remember that the chosen selfie stick may not be compatible with your mobile phone. They are often universal, but it is always good to check the compatibility first.