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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 an S4. and i dont really have an issue using my thumb. I read somewhere this is used so you dont have to have fingerprints on your phone. How greasy are your fingers? Its an odd balancing item. my phone has a kickstand so i gave it a go with this. It worked, but if you touch it while on it.....mmmmehhhh. If you like using a stylus, die hard for it, have a set of keys, and dont mind having it on you at all times, its for you. but my thumb works for me, my keys is just one key, and i dont like carrying extra things.1
Love that it's very accessible and can be carried on my key chain... Functionally great way of keeping my screen fingerprint free...3
I like that this was an unexpected addition to my Birchbox this month. I would never have bought this for myself, but will most likely use it now that I have it.4
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