I usually enjoy using my iPhone to watch YouTube videos, especially when I’m away from my desk, but after a while it does become a little bit of an effort to hold it up.
Until now, the only solution was leaning my iPhone against something else so that I could get a decent viewing angle. Well, that’s until I used the Breffo Gumstick anyway; a very small, flexible and extremely durable smartphone stand that’s just as portable as your smartphone itself. In fact, it’s roughly the same length as my iPhone 5.
Like the Breffo Spiderpodium stands for smartphones and tablets, the Gumstick is made with a steel interior and the exterior is covered in that familiar soft-touch rubber, making it nice to work with.
It’s much stronger than I initially thought it would be and very flexible too; I’ve been bending and twisting it for almost two weeks now and it has held up really well. That combination of strength and flexibility means that you can quite easily position it however you’d like, so whether you need to have your phone in an upright position or in landscape for watching videos, setting it up will only take a few seconds.
Leaving aside the huge convenience of being able to take it anywhere with you and positioning your phone however you want, the Gumstick is designed to be a universal stand — ideal for people with more than one phone. I personally used it with my iPhone 5 and Moto G since getting it, and it comfortably accommodates both in portrait and landscape modes.
Because of its grippy texture, the Gumstick does a great job of keeping its position on most surfaces. Tapping away at the screen when it’s in portrait mode makes the phone bobble slightly, but the Gumstick has managed to maintain its balance and keep the phone upright throughout my time with it.
If you’re constantly looking for ways to ‘dock’ your phone like me, the Gumstick is a no brainer. It may be simplistic, but it does what it intends to do perfectly and for £14.99, you really can’t go wrong.