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Overall good product, just take some things into consideration when buying...
on March 12, 2017
So as far as product description, this item does as advertised. It expands and grips to your phone via a sticky adhesive. The adhesive is covered by a plastic protector and you may or may not have a little difficulty removing it, just be aware that you gotta remove it.
Things to take into consideration:
You may have the experience of having to re-position it multiple times, to find a position that is comfortable to you.
The adhesive can lose its stickiness, but a little water and air drying will help clean it off and revive it.
If you re-position your pop socket, I highly recommend slowly pulling from the base where the adhesive is, and not at the top where your design is, because you can run the risk of damaging your pop socket.
Depending on the size of your hands, especially if you have larger hands, you may find that the socket does not expand enough for your liking.
Personally, I could not find a comfortable position for my pop socket while my case was on my Samsung galaxy s4. I decided to try it without the case and the socket was much more comfortable to use. This could be an issue for many, because obviously a case serves a very important purpose of protecting your device. I know people that use it on their case and find that it is not a issue for them.
Depending on what device your originally bought your socket for, you may find you like it better when paired with another device. I originally bought the pop socket to go with my phone, but I actually found that I prefer it better when used with my kindle.
If you are buying this to use as a stand for tablets, it won't work as well the larger the tablet is. I tried my 1st gen kindle fire laying horizontally and it held up fine, but then I tried my Samsung galaxy 3 tab, and it would not hold it up because it was too tall (even laying sideways) and too heavy.
Hope this all helps you make a more informed decision on your pop socket! :)
Edit* I wanted to add since buying this product, it has become more comfortable to use in general and over time to use with my phone with case on. Also, I mentioned that you will have difficulty using one to hold up larger tablets, but I dont know if having two popsockets would make a difference.
*May 2018...Also (after reading reviews that other had received fakes) I wanted to add that this popsocket I bought was sold and shipped from Amazon.com. The official popsocket site recognizes Amazon.com as one of it's authorized sellers. I'm no expert in popsockets, but I believe the one I received was genuine. Just be aware of the seller names to reduce the risk of buying fake products and check out the popsocket site yourself to see their authorized sellers.
I've also finally added pictures of my pop socket since buying it. I now have it paired with my Note 8. I've had it a little over a year now as of May 2018 as I bought it March of 2017 and it's still going strong.