Have you ever wanted to wave at someone while holding your mobile in your waving hand? Well here is a gadget that makes it possible to do that safely. The Handable Cell Phone and Tablet Grip made by Mobile Innovations and known to its friends as Handable is the answer to that need, and a few other needs as well.
I was sent a couple of them to review for you guys, and to be honest when they arrived in their rather cheerful boxes I was wondering quite why I should want such a thing, as I have never had any trouble holding my mobile, ereader or any other mobile gadgets.
Anyhow, I unpacked one of them, the black one (the other being a rather happy plum colour) and carefully following the instructions I fixed it to my mobile phone and slipped it on. Once I had worked out how the thing worked, not exactly rocket science, it is very simple to adjust comfortably, and actually does what it is claimed to do. I found that holding my phone was still comfortable, and I could happily let go of my phone, and it stayed firmly in place even when I energetically waved my hand around. I then tried carrying out some normal mobile phone acts… texting, making a call and taking some photos, all went well, and I found the freedom to change my grip on the phone without putting it down was rather good.
As you can see from the photos, it really is safe with this gadget, and I rather enjoyed picking up a cup of coffee with the same hand my mobile phone was in as well.
It can also be used with tablets (want a safe grip on your iPad anyone?) and ereaders as well. Actually it can be used for anything that you can hold in your hand, such as a compass if you are a hiker in wild places for example.
As they point out on their website, these holders are also really useful for people with gripping problems, or shaking hands, as whatever happens, their gadgets will remain firmly in their hands. Quite a good idea I reckon.
Actually, the only problem I have with it is that now my mobile phone doesn’t fit so well in its leather case, so before buying one of these holders for your mobile, give some thought to that problem.
Other than that small cavil, they are well made, cheerful looking, fulfil their specified task totally and are not too expensive either.