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This sleek zinc keychain could probably get by on looks alone, but don't be surprised if you find yourself touting its more practical charms. Besides doubling as a handy stylus for any touchscreen, the special clamping mechanism also connects sturdily and safely to the side of your smartphone to serve as a stand—so you can keep your hands free and your business in sight.
I have to say, this a total waste of space. Seriously, who uses a stylus anymore (excuse me, but that is what you have fingers for). Also, for anyone that has a case on there phone, it wont fit in this stand. And finally, even if you enjoyed both of these factors, anyone willing to pay almost $30 for this is out of there mind. Come on birchbox, you can do better!1
I was just thinking that I needed a kickstand for my phone then my birchbox arrived. This gadget can be used for multiple functions and it seems to be made of high quality materials.5
This product works well as a stand, even with a case on my phone (iPhone 4S). Using it as a stylus is a bit unresponsive and cumbersome to use. It may be nice to have a stand for watching movies on flights, but this definitely isn't a product I could see myself using regularly.3
I received this in my box and used it on 3 different devices- an Android Phone, an iPhone, and a Tablet. I have to say, this just wasn't as responsive as the $5 stylus I bought at a bargain store. Now, all three of these devices have clear screen protectors on, and maybe that's throwing it off- but from what I've seen and heard about Quirky I would have not expected this to be a problem. On top of that, the actual point where it touches he screen is very broad for a stylus and that kind of gets rid of the point of using one for me- I use one when I want more precision.
As far as the stand goes- I think it works depending on the product. Couldn't fit around my android phone because the case was just a little too thick. Worked perfectly with the iPhone, even with a case. And my tablet either had to be almost totally upright, or it was still fall backwards due to its size.
I wanted to really like this product, and I'll probably keep it around as a backup, but I strongly feel there are cheaper and better alternatives available anywhere.
This is a pretty cool gadget to have sitting on my desk!4
Loved the idea but the quality needs to be better. I have it attached to my key chain already and could use this in a whole host of situations, but when I move the lever up to make sure it stays on the key chain the top comes off. The top is not essential to keeping the phone/pad in place but what could be a cool product now just appears cheaply manufactured. Maybe I can use some Crazy glue to put it back in place but I have literally used in for two hours.1
The Quirky upright has a great back story. Unfortunately, the actual product is more limited in scope. The stylus worked as advertised, and worked on both the Samsung GS3 as well as the Nexus 7. However, the stand failed to the hold up the Nexus 7 due to the odd weight distribution.1
I've used quite a few styluses before, and in the past have always been really excited for my birchbox. This is just really really disappointing. 1. The stylus doesn't really work. It doesn't register well, and you have to press really hard. 2. It doesn't glide well along the surface of my iPad or phone. 3. It's so short, you may as well just use a finger.
Very disappointed. And I normally love love love all the products in the BirchBox!
Tried theirs and really loved it, cool idea and because it can be a key chain never have to loose it, unless I loose my keys4
I ended up giving this away, to a teenage who also never used it. When I first received it I thought it was novel enough, but didn't care for the keychain/ stylus/ stand design. I don't know why I would need a stand for an iPhone, don't know when I would pull out a stylus instead of using my finger, and didn't care to add another piece of bulk to my keychain.2