One of the most annoying things about using a smartphone is that it can take a lot of work to hold. You're dealing with slippery glass, sharp edges, and curved glass that makes it impossible to find a comfortable grip on your device. This can lead to you dropping your phone, which is never fun.
A stand is a great way to keep your phone handy while cooking or doing other tasks that require your hands to be occupied. But what if you prefer to avoid using cases?
Most phone grips and stands are designed for people who want to use their phones with a case on. Those that aren't designed for cases can be uncomfortable or awkward to use, which is why we've put together this list of the best phone grips and stands for people who hate phone cases.
Luckily there are tons of products out there that can help you keep your device in your hand and make it easier to use.
Here are the best phone grips and stands
The Right Angle
The Right Angle is an aluminum stand with two viewing angles (upright or down). It works with any smartphone model today — including the iPhone XS Max, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro.
Another aluminum stand, the Ring, looks like a ring or bracelet when worn on your wrist — when you need to use your phone as an alarm clock or calendar, slide it into place and rotate it so that the hole in the center fits perfectly over your earbud cord or charger cable.
A spongy stand for multiple viewing angles
The Spigen Style Ring is a raised ring with a rubberized interior that lets you prop up your phone on any surface. It has four different viewing angles and works with most smartphones from 4 to 6 inches in size (including the iPhone XS Max). The rubberized interior keeps your phone from sliding off if it accidentally goes upside down while propped up, and it's easy to move around thanks to its rounded edges and small footprint.
A flexible kickstand
The film Flexible TPU Case is a sturdy silicone case with a foldable kickstand built right into its backside. The kickstand folds out in landscape orientation, so it's easy to prop up your phone while watching videos or reading text messages — even while lying in bed. The case is available in black, blue, and gray and has an optional screen protector to protect against scratches.
The Anker KARAPAX Universal Phone Stand is designed specifically for iPads; it also works well with other tablets and smartphones thanks to its 360-degree rotating hinge. The KARAPAX also has built-in magnets that keep your tablet securely attached to the stand when not in use, so it won't accidentally fall off if bumped while using the device. It comes with a microfiber cloth for cleaning the screen and a nylon carrying case so you can easily transport it from place to place.
Clip-On Phone Stand
This simple but effective solution allows you to carry your phone around with you easily. It clips onto the back of any smartphone and can be used as a stand for watching videos or playing games on the go. It's a great solution for parents who want to keep their hands free while watching their kids' favorite YouTube videos. It can also come in handy when you're traveling and want to use your phone as a GPS or map, so you don't have to hold it while driving or walking around town.
The Pop Socket
The Pop Socket is a handy little gadget that you can attach to the back of your phone. It gives you an easy place to rest your fingers while using your smartphone, so they don't get sore from holding it for prolonged periods.
With these phone grips, there is no need for a bulky case or cover. They will protect your phone from minor drops and scrapes, but they are not made for extreme usage. These are simple grippers that are easy to install and remove.