Review: The Rugged SpiiderGriip Makes It Easy to Keep Your Phone Close at Hand

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I met up with the inventor of the SpiiderGriip Phone Grip ($19.99) and had a chance to try the company's alternative to a PopSocket. There are several advantages the SpiiderGriip has that make it much more robust and reliable for active users than the PopSocket, such as a pop-out handle to insert one or two fingers in. The video demonstration shows rock climbers and weight lifters taking selfies with ease while running through their activities. 

Related: Review: PopSockets Are a Simple & Stylish Way to Secure Your Phone

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The SpiiderGriip attaches securely to your smartphone or case via 3M adhesive tape. If you have an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X and want to use the SpiiderGriip directly on the phone without a case, you will need to use a special but included adhesive strip. The grip provides 360-degree rotation, is quite well built (I appreciate that the SpiiderGriip is made in the USA.), and available in white, black, or pink. It also works as a phone stand or folds down flat when not in use. If you care about Qi wireless charging, this might interfere as it takes up most of the back of the iPhone but if that's not a concern, go for it!

Pros

  • Reliable adhesive for attaching to phone or case
  • 360-degree rotation, with multiple ways to grip
  • Made in the USA
  • Works as a phone stand
  • Choose white, black or pink
  • Folds down flat when not in use

Cons

  • Interferes with Qi wireless charging
  • iPhone X and 8 users without a case will need to use the included special adhesive

Final Verdict

The SpiiderGriip will keep a good grip on your iPhone!

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.