Looking for the most versatile stand option for your iPhone or other device? Spigen’s new $10 Universal Metal Kickstand gives you a super-solid, always-there stand that will let you prop up your phone for a perfect viewing angle wherever you are.
Kickstands built into cases usually mean you have to put up with bulky or flimsy solutions that most likely wouldn’t be your first choice otherwise. The Spigen Universal Kickstand on the other hand is an extremely minimal and well-built design that you can use directly on your device or optionally on your case of choice.
Perhaps the best part is that the clever all-steel design makes it fit in nicely with the high build quality of the iPhone itself. And a built-in spring makes for semi-automatic opening with a simple flick of your thumb. The flicking gesture to unlock the stand is smooth and truly addictive.
It’s often our preferred alternative to lugging around a larger stand or dock, for example, as an incredibly lightweight stand to cut down on tech accessories when traveling, or for any impromptu video or photo viewing on-the-go when you wouldn’t normally have a stand with you.
But it’s also handy at home for a nightstand, desk or kitchen countertop, or other places around the house to avoid having to purchase or move around multiple stands. And the Spigen Metal Kickstand manages to be sturdy enough to continue using the device while viewing, even with its minimal and lightweight design.
How it works:
The Universal Kickstand comes with a pre-applied 3M adhesive that attaches the kickstand to your phone. The kickstand itself stays securely locked when not in use thanks to a magnetic closure, and a flicking gesture will let you unlock the stand one-handed.
You’ll be able to remove the kickstand from your device without much fuss down the road, and it is possible to reposition or switch to a new device while the adhesive lasts or with a new adhesive strip in the future.