Product Type: iPlunger mobile phone accessories
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iPlunger: Mini Stand for iPhone and iPod
Member Name: catsholiday
iPlunger: Mini Stand for iPhone and iPod
Advantages: Simple compact and easy to use
Disadvantages: Easy to lose!
This rather strange little item was sitting by our computer for some time and eventually I asked around and discovered it belonged to my step son. I asked him what mini toilet he had that needed plunging and he roared with laughter and gave me a demo as to how it worked.
ITS CORRECT USE
He showed me that it stuck by suction on the back of his iphone and then he could watch videos or whatever without holding his iphone. Okay I thought, why? Can't you just hold the phone after all it isn't exactly heavy is it? Well since then as it has been lying around I have used it several times and find it is actually very handy.
I don't watch stuff on my phone much but at breakfast when my husband is enjoying his cricket magazine I look around and find my book is upstairs beside my bed and then pick up my phone and strat playing around with things to watch.
I used to just lie the phone flat on the table but it s never quite at the right angle and so I picked up Sam's little plunger and now I am hooked. It is just such a very simple idea and it means you can watch things with the gadget at just the right angle. You can place it where ever you like on the back so the gadget is vertical or horizontal and depending on where you put the plunger means that the phone I at a steep angle or a less steep one.
ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU NEVER NEEDED UNTIL YOU HAD IT
I really would NEVER have bought one before I had used my step sons as I wouldn't have thought I had a need for one. Since he has left it lying around I have used it several times and might even go and buy myself one if he does decide to remove it from the kitchen/TV stand/dining room or where ever else he leaves it that I find it.
My son has been staying for a couple of weeks from Canada and he spends quite a long time watching documentary videos and as there are so many of us in the house he takes his iphone and watches them in another room so he doesn't disturb others using the laptop.computer.TV or whatever else they are plugged in to.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
It does indeed look exactly like a mini toilet plunger with a wooden handle and a rubbery plungey part. The rubber part comes in red or black nut my step son's is red. The plunger part sticks by suction to the back of the gadget and then the wooden part holds it at an angle. To give you the exact sizes - it is 4.8 x 11.4cm.
SIMPLE BUT IT WORKS
It is deceptively simple and had I not been told what it was for and had a demonstration as to how it worked I probably would never have bought it. It looks like the kind of thing you get as a stocking gift that gets thrown away by the end of January but in fact it is far more useful that I would ever have thought.
It can not only be used a stand to watch things on the gadget but it can also be used as a mini tripod sort of stand to take photos if you want to have a way of holding the iphone a bit more still than usual.
Another really handy use for it is when you are 'skype'ing or using another video call on the phone as it leaves your hands free and means you can be more comfortable than sitting holding the phone which can get quite hot after some time.
It is sold as for an iphone but obviously it could be used with other gadgets that are small that you might want to watch videos on or it can also be used for mp3 players to give a better sound especially if not being used with good speakers.
It ranges in price from around £3.99 to around £7 in M&S so shop around especially as the sales are on now.
It is a great little gadget simple and efficient but not life changing. You can live without it but when you have one it does so much so very simply and isn't really that expensive. I imagine my step son's will get lost in his pit of a room as it is quite small which is probably why he leaves it down stairs. Oh well, handy for me I guess!
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Summary: A very clever little gadget that is so simple yet handy