- This article originally appeared on Android platform Central and was introduced to our back to school guide
The phone of pens may seem like an unnecessary add-on, from - "How can you help holding on to the phone?" — but I have a few questions for you. How often does your child give up their phones? How often do you see them hunched over their phone to watch videos instead of hanging up and looking at a more natural angle? How often do you see them stretching their fingers after a long night of texting their friends and sending weird selfie memes? If the answer to any of these questions was "a lot", then do it yourself, your child, and your wallet a favor.
Buy them phone grip. You can even buy them cool for less money than a pizza night!
A penny of prevention is worth a pound a broken touch screen
They can make shockproof, drop-proven smartphone cases all day long - and they do a great job - but nothing beats preventing a phone from falling out of your hands in the first place. This is the first and foremost reason to buy you a kid yourself: so that they don't break your phone and force you to shell out for a repair or replacement.
I'll take a $10 clutch for a few hundred dollar maintenance bill any day of the week, which is why every phone that crosses my desk gets a PopSocket, ring, or other clutch on the second I did a first case. Whether it's Pixel Petit or a giant galaxy, I have an easier and more reliable time to hold on to the handles than I do in an apartment, one case supported.
Phone handles are healthy even when your child's phone habits are not
I'm kind of an introvert, but when it's about in the world, it's hard not to notice the technician - the technician, and the habits - of those around me, especially when they are bad habits, I'm still actively fighting with myself. I'll find whole families hunched over their phones, teenagers overestimating their fingers, trying to text with one hand and propping their phone up on their kicks, taking selfies and scrolling through Instagram.
I'm not a posture queen by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm painfully aware of the extra load hunched over phone or laptop can result over time. Joke all you want about blackberry big and text necks, and RSI is a painful and often irreversible thing, something I know firsthand: even years after changing into phone grips, my left little finger yells at me every day I miss my GrabTab in consideration affairs.
Now a phone grip isn't going to magically cure your child's bad posture hunched over the phone, but it can greatly help in their hands by giving them something easier and more comfortable to grip. The ability of most grips to act as stands can also help improve their poster by allowing them to support their phone at an angle rather than hunched over it flat on a table.
Kick bad habits and poor performance with phone clutch plasterers
Phone stands are awesome, but they're only useful when you have one. Since most phone grips are double at a minimum landscape stands, adding one at a time to your child's phone can help make their phone and homework time more productive as they then have a kickstand with them they can use on any flat surface.
I often use my phone when writing on my Chromebook, and it's especially useful when I use phone grips, like the knitted style pop ring and move over the winback, which keeps the phone upright rather than landscape. Plasterers can be done by looking at a simple phone around your child's neck, to reduce them too, you need to stoop, which exacerbates the grip to the sides.
Handle phone is cool
When your child sees a phone clutch with Darth Vader or a stitch on them, they just see a cool character that they want for all things. This gives PopSockets a unique advantage in trying to get your kids to want to use the phone grip, especially now that PopSockets swaps out, which will allow your child to swap Darth Vader for The Dark Knight depending on their five favorite shirts they wear.
Like PopSockets and the GrabTabs spec, they have the pride of the collection, meaning if your middle or high school is already behind them, they can show it off on their most visible accessory: their phone grip. PopSockets' Poptivism takeovers even give money to partner charities like March for Our Lives, Maiden and Trevor Project.
So let your child choose a phone grip that speaks volumes about their style. Call it a back-to-school gift, though it's more beneficial for them and extra insurance for you.