MagSafe PopSockets are finally here, after the well-known phone deal with business revealed they would be being available in January. The PopGrip for MagSafe sells for $30, which is 2 to 3 times more pricey than the adhesive versions, however the larger concern that people have actually been asking since the announcement is whether theyll be as trustworthy. I decided it was time to discover out.
The PopGrip for MagSafe is a retractable grip for your phone (as the name suggests) that can likewise work as a stand for seeing video or a hands-free video call. PopSockets has made versions of the PopGrip for years now (and if youve got a collection of enjoyable style tops, this will still work with those), but theyve generally utilized an adhesive to connect to your device. The MagSafe version utilizes Apples system of magnets that it presented on the iPhone 12 models and is suitable with everything from the iPhone 12 Mini to the enormous iPhone 12 Pro Max.
There have likewise been some efforts by third celebrations to make MagSafe installs that you can adhere to your iPhone, then stick a PopSocket to, however the PopGrip for MagSafe is an integrated, first-party version.
The PopGrip for MagSafe is bulkier than the routine PopGrips, but is simple to remove.
PopGrip for MagSafe
Okay, well lets provide the PopSocket the best-case scenario: how well will it stick to Apples silicone MagSafe case, which has both magnets and a fairly grippy texture?
PopSockets phone handle/ stand, which now connects utilizing the magnets developed into the iPhone 12 series of phones.
PopSockets makes it clear on the box that this should not be utilized with bare iPhones, and its easy to see why: the iPhones glass back doesnt supply a lot of grip. However sometimes the concern with accessories isnt “what do the instructions say” however “can I get away with using it like this?”
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Listen to PopSockets, and do not use this thing with a bare phone. If you put it on and shake it around a few times you may get lucky and believe that its fine, however I promise it will come off extremely quickly at some point.
That did make me question, though, what would happen if I had a plastic case that wasnt MagSafe compatible. It basically just falls off, even with a fairly thin MagSafe-less case.
Pictured: a terrible concept.
I d call that a pass!
That did make me wonder, though, what would occur if I had a plastic case that wasnt MagSafe compatible. That made me question what was the silliest thing I might do to really put the MagSafe case/ PopGrip connection to the test.
Its also worth keeping in mind that I wasnt able to evaluate the MagSafe PopSocket with other case products, like Apples leather or clear plastic cases, so its difficult to state if it would do. It does seem that, with at least one of Apples cases, the MagSafe PopSocket can hang with the adhesive variation. Well, you may have to stick with the sticky PopSockets, or purchase a MagSafe case if you really want that sweet magnetic removability.
Make no mistake, if you wish to remove the PopSocket from the phone, you can. If Im sitting tight at a perfect parallel angle to the floor and shaking with all my might, it will eventually come off, but that doesnt seem like a terribly practical situation and its been rock-solid in all my other tests.
Its also worth keeping in mind that I wasnt able to test the MagSafe PopSocket with other case materials, like Apples leather or clear plastic cases, so its tough to state if it would do. It does seem that, with at least one of Apples cases, the MagSafe PopSocket can hang with the adhesive variation.
Unlike my kind after years of not practicing, my phone is still intact.
As you can see, its not coming off– a minimum of not up until you want to pop it of to, state, wirelessly charge, in which case its actually really simple to eliminate. Maybe its simply the specific method I was shaking it that let it perform so well. I will confess that I havent historically been a heavy PopSocket user, but Ive been told that individuals put a lot of faith in the PopSocket adhesive. That made me question what was the silliest thing I might do to truly put the MagSafe case/ PopGrip connection to the test.
And certainly the response was karate.