SD Portable Multi-Angle Smartphone Desk Stand Review!

Before starting the review, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mobile Fun for sending out this product for me to review. They sell a lot of great phone holders so please check them out. The product I reviewed was a SD Portable Multi-Angle Smartphone Desk Stand sold by Mobile Fun.

 

 


What’s Good About This Stand

The stand in the most laid back position

The stand in the most laid back position

A s the name of the product suggests, this is a multi angle smartphone desk stand and what that means is, you can place your smartphone in the stand at various angles, useful for different functions. You might like to have the phone in landscape mode and laying quite far back in the stand while watching movies and maybe more of an upright position when reading emails. The stand is portable, it would look good on any desk and add a bit of style rather then keeping your phone laid down on a desk. The feet of the stand are rubberized, meaning it’s not going anywhere once the phone is placed on it.

Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S III, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPod Touch 3rd Generation, all compatible with this stand

Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S III, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPod Touch 3rd Generation, all compatible with this stand

The mechanism to adjust the positions is very easy to use, just gently push down on the stand and lift the bar and place it into one of the four notches to lock into place. The stand conveniently folds very flat when you’re not using it, making it very easy to carry in your pocket or any small bag. As mentioned above the stand allows your phone to sit in either landscape or portrait mode and the stand fits a multitude of smartphones as well as some 7 inch tablets like the Google Nexus 7 which is an added bonus.  The front of the stand where the phone sits is also rubberized so it will not damage/scratch the phone, rather it will provide a comfortable and snug fit for your device.

What’s Not So Good About This Stand

The Google Nexus 7 in landscape mode on the stand

The Google Nexus 7 in landscape mode on the stand

There are two slight negatives I can see with this stand. Firstly, it wouldn’t be very stable holding a 10 inch or greater tablet device, but then again this is a portable smartphone desk stand so that’s not too much of a gripe. Secondly, it feels a bit flimsy when it’s folded down completely, the pieces do lock into place and there’s no danger of the stand opening itself, but if you press your finger on the bottom part, you can tell it’s a little loose.

My Real Life Uses of this Stand

I primarily asked for this stand for review back in August because I wanted to use it for app reviews; the stand would keep the phone in place while I took shots at different angles as you can see in the video below:

However, due to how portable and lightweight it is, I also took it with me to O2 and PocketLint’s Speed Rating event and used it in my hands on video of the Nexus 4 which you can see below:

Final Thoughts

 I am very happy with this stand and it suits my needs in terms of portable devices (smartphone, iPod Touch) and even tablet devices (Google Nexus 7) allowing me to watch movies, read emails and even use them in technology videos I do such as application reviews or software reviews. The stand is only £8.95 and due to it being multi angle and fitting a wide range of devices, it’s definitely well worth the money. The build quality could be a bit better in some areas but for under £9 you can’t expect too much and the stand does satisfy all the functions you would expect it to.

Apple iPod Touch 5th generation in landscape mode on the stand, ideal for gaming

Apple iPod Touch 5th generation in landscape mode on the stand, ideal for gaming

Ultimately, I would recommend this stand for anyone looking to add a bit of style to the way they keep their smartphone on a desk or any surface and also use it for media consumption, reading emails or even doing app reviews.

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Written by Purav, PDTechHD (My personal account is PDTalkinTech)

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I’m a 23 year old Maths Graduate, who has a great passion for technology and in my spare time I make videos on YouTube to show my passion. I'm also co-admin here at TeckComesFirst and I joined this site back in January 2012.
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