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The Oona smartphone stand – minimalistic suction controlled holder

The Oona smartphone stand

The Oona smartphone stand caught my attention on Kickstarter after I had spent some time trying to find a minimalistic smartphone stand for use in the car, and on first look it could be just what I was after.

The Oona smartphone stand

Image source: theoona.com

The Oona is made for holding your iPhone (or other smartphone) on a surface that can take suction cups for attaching, such as a car window, a desk surface etc. The concept is simple and looks fairly well executed, but like many others out there that have come across the Oona, the worry is, will the suction cups hold the iPhone safely in place? The developers of The Oona says that they have done extensive testing and perfection of the suction, but they also recommend that you don’t use it at any other heights than you are willing to have your phone drop from.

A quick review of user feedback online seems to indicate a mixed response, where they like the design and concept, but some report a failure of the suction cups to work properly, especially if used directly onto the iPhone back instead of on an iPhone in a plastic case. That is especially a worry if you plan to use it in the car, as risking the iPhone dropping down can not only potentially damage the phone, but also disturb your driving and cause accidents.

While I wait for mine to arrive for testing, I would love to hear from users out there that have tested out The Oona, so please leave your feedback below.

Price & availability

The Oona stand can be ordered from their website at $29.95, or try eBay.

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