If you are a PopSocket Virgin then you will surely ask about this new mobile phone accessory that is going viral. It is more than an accessory as it solves the biggest issues related to holding your phone. It makes typing easy, placing your headphones properly, taking selfie videos and pictures at it’s best.

That’s exciting right as everyone is a fan of musical.ly and Like videos, as it makes you famous and is a big platform for advertising too. PopSockets are famous among the Hollywood celebrities Serena Williams, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid etc.

These small discs can be seen everywhere popping out of the phone or tablet which make their usage easier. These stick to the back of the phone and can be pulled out for a number of uses like an accordion.

Know them in detail here:

What is a PopSocket?

PopSocket as the name suggests they are sockets that pop out of the phone or tablets so that their use becomes easier. PopSocket states on their website “PopSockets “pop” whenever you need a grip, a stand, an earbud-management system, or just something to play with. PopSockets not only make terrific phone grips and phone stands, they also make holding tablets and e-readers more comfortable and secure.”

It has over 136 graphics and 56 color choices for the sticky part, you have to choose among 7161 variations. If you don’t find any of the pre-made graphics to choose from, you can make your own for only $5 extra.

Story Behind the Invention

In 2009, David Barnett the founder of PopSocket came up with a solution for the problem of entangled earphones by gluing two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapping the earbud cord around the buttons.  It looked ugly but it worked.

While brainstorming for working on the ideas he made 60 different prototypes eventually making the buttons expand and collapse via an accordion mechanism, so that they could function as both a stand and a grip. In 2012, a Kickstarter campaign was started for an iPhone case that would have two PopSockets grip stands integrated into the case, they even gave a chance to show his dancing prowess to the world.

During the process of developing that iPhone case, Barnett started developing an individual PopSockets grip-stand that would attach to most phones and cases by way of a thin reusable sticky-gel pad. This individual PopSockets grip-stand went on to become the flagship product of his company.

Who can all use it?

  1.  Do you always break your phone by dropping it even if you have a phone cover and the screen is protected by a cover still you need a proper grip to hold it?
  2. Easy to watch a movie on your phone as it works like a stand too, so watch your favorite series handsfree and mounting it properly with a PopSocket.
  3. Got a musical.ly account and love making the best transitions and taking videos in every party or event than PopSocket is your best friend.
  4. A selfie lover and a chat love will love the accessory as it is quite convincing to use easily.
  5. If you are an introvert and earphones are something you carry along everywhere so get a PopSocket to cord them behind the phone always when you are not listening to songs.

How did it become trending?

The only way the marketing was done is word of mouth. It was loved by most of the Hollywood celebrities and personally used by them Also was promoted by The Wall Street Journal and NPR.The best feature available is that you can customize the design by paying extra $5 on the site.


PopSockets are the best thing to buy if you love making videos and become famous, as they allow ease to use the phone and you can buy them from Amazon.