Ubond is a device that's been designed to be used as either a smartphone stand or a smartphone grip. When used as a grip, it's meant to be able to attach to the back of any smartphone or smooth-surfaced case via tiny silicone suction cells, while leaving behind no residue when detached. The aim of this device is to enable you to use your smartphone without experiencing hand pain or running the risk of dropping it due to an insecure grip.
The cost of Ubond is $19.99 plus $5.95 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Ubond at the discounted price of only $5.95 for a total price of $31.89.
Before you use this device, you'll need to decide whether you want to use it as a grip or a stand. To set it up as a stand, place the base (white with orange trim and black accents) face-down on a flat surface. Set up the smaller silver part of the device on an angle and place your smartphone against it, either horizontally or vertically. If you want to use this device as a grip instead, move on to the next step.
If you're going to be moving around with your phone, you can use your Ubond as a gripping tool. In order to do so, place the base against the back of your smartphone or phone case. Keep in mind that your phone case must be one with a smooth surface or your device may not attach to it properly. Otherwise, the group of silicone suction cells on the base of the device will cling onto your phone. Then you can pull on the orange trim to convert it into two straps to slide a few fingers through.
When you're done using your device as a stand, simply remove your phone from it and then pick up the device and fold it up. If you've used the device as a grip, pull it gently off the back of your phone and then fold it up until you need to use it again. It shouldn't be difficult to detach the device from the back of your phone, and you shouldn't find any sticky residue on your phone after you've detached it.
Each Ubond comes in a color combination of orange, white and silver, which is a fairly attractive blend of shades. Plus, since most smartphone accessories are black, white or gray, this color combination will enable you to find your device rather quickly if it's in a crowded drawer or bag.
This tool is both thin and lightweight, so when you attach it to your smartphone as a grip, you won't feel like your phone is much heavier than it normally is. What's more, its shape and size will enable it to fit into the pockets found on most pairs of pants or shorts and shirts.
Some smartphone accessories will only work with cell phones produced by certain brands, or even just with certain models from certain years, but your Ubond will work with all smartphones, regardless of size. As a result, if you get a new smartphone at any point, you'll be able to continue using this tool as you normally would. You'll also be able to lend your tool to a friend or family member with a smartphone if you think they can benefit from using it while you're not.
While using this device with your smartphone, you'll be able to lean the phone against the device (while it's a stand) or grip it either horizontally or vertically. Therefore, you'll be able to adjust the orientation of your phone to best suit the activity you're using it for, such as watching a movie, video chatting, taking a selfie or looking up recipes.
The silicone suction cups on each Ubond's base won't lose their power quickly, which means that you'll be able to use this device hundreds or even thousands of times without replacing it.
If your hands and fingers often get tired while you hold up your smartphone, you'll likely find this tool extremely beneficial, especially if you're suffering from arthritis or another condition that causes stiffness. By using your Ubond as a stand, you'll be able to free up both of your hands and rest them or use them for other tasks while you continue to use your phone. Even as you use the device as a gripper, you'll only have to hang onto your phone with two or three fingers.
Aside from possibly making you feel pain, hanging onto your phone with tired hands can make you more likely to drop it on the floor or ground, perhaps damaging it in the process. Using your Ubond tool to help you view and hang onto your phone will lower the chances of this sort of damage, though. Consequently, you may find that you no longer need to replace your smartphone as often as you did before. If you've got children under your care who often drop their phones, this device may help them out in the same way, too.
Having to remove sticky residue from the back of a smartphone or phone case is one of the most tedious things you might have to do. Unfortunately, smartphone grips and stands that make use of adhesive often leave this kind of stickiness behind. However, each Ubond device doesn't make use of adhesive, and won't connect with your phone via anything sticky, so you won't find yourself scraping off your phone with your fingernails after you've used one.
Many people like the color orange, but if you're one of the people out there who doesn't, you may not enjoy using Ubond as much as others do. There's no option to switch the device's orange parts for parts of another shade, but making this option available could attract more people to the device. It would be helpful if the orange could be swapped for green, blue red or some other popular shade so that the stand / gripping tool could appeal to as many people as possible.
Although each Ubond can be used to help you grip a large-sized smartphone, you shouldn't use this tool to help you grip and carry a full-sized tablet. The tool's suction power may not be strong enough to hold up something that heavy, and the tablet could end up falling to the ground. As a hands-free stand, this tool may be able to hold up a tablet, but you should keep an eye on it due to its small size in relation to average-sized tablets.
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