Ungrip, the gimmicky smartphone accessory that works
Non-Affiliation Disclaimer: Neither the author nor Notebookcheck hold any affiliation, sponsorship, or partnership with Ungrip or any other brands mentioned.
While we navigate the sea of smartphones offering nigh-indistinguishable value, we are faced with a similar battle on the side, albeit one that, for the most part, comes with stakes so low it may as well be irrelevant.
Yes, accessories. Does my new silicon case make my phone look fat? Urgh, that stand looks so ungainly. Selfie stick! Yes, those guys. The dumb little brothers of the smartphone world. They may not mean much but their place in the user experience package that comes with buying a device is undeniable.
We recently came into contact with one of those. Our reaction? "Hey, that's neat."
Ungrip is a smartphone finger-holster-thing that allows you to hold your phone without actually gripping it, by means of a finger strap attached to the back of your device. Of course, there are similar products on the market but this one stands out in one aspect—it uses a fabric instead of metal for the strap. That may not sound like but much but fabric gives you more flexibility in handling, and doesn't chafe your fingers.
The company claims the usage of 3M's industrial-strength tape, which supposedly allows for a load of up to 4lbs. The veracity of that claim is unconfirmed.
While it's no groundbreaking invention, there's a chance it may come in handy for those with penchants for dropping their phones.
Ungrip retails for prices in the $12 - $20 range.