Hey gang, Valkor here. You’d think that in 2017, folks would learn to get some kind of accessory that keeps your smartphone secure while in your hand; day after day, during my commute, it’s almost as if every other mobile phone I see has a cracked screen. And the thing is, there are plenty of products on the market that will protect your device from such instances. Here at TOV, we’ve reviewed a couple like Popsockets and HandL, and there are plenty of others out there! So, let’s take a look at another such product that you might want to invest in called “Mobigrip Cellular Leash”. Then again…
Mobigrip is similar to Popsocket in that it adheres to the back of your mobile phone or case and you slip your finger through an "silicon bungee" that’ll make sure your phone stays in your hand. And it doesn’t stop there as you can apply the grip to a number of products to ensure nothing winds up crashing to the ground such as cameras, handheld video games, and even tablets to name a few. And because of silicone ring, you can be pretty flexible in how you take pics – including selfies, with your phone. I’m currently using a Samsung S8+, which can be rather cumbersome at times. But with Mobigrip, it made my day to day use of the phone less of a hassle.
Mobigrip comes in a number of styles; the one we’ve been given for this review was the standard version, but there is one called the “PRO version”, which comes with a metal kickstand. And you can choose from a different number of colors and logos; and while I didn’t see it on their website, you should be able to customize one with your own logo or image.
My first real opportunity I was given to test out the Mobigrip was on my recent trip to Disney World. It was also at that moment where I was shown the limits of the products. And for many who might consider picking one up, you'll want to be careful how you handle your phone if there’s a Mobigrip attached. And I’ll tell you why in the TOV Breakdown.
On the positive side, the Mobigrip Cellular Leash works well in keeping your phone secure in hand, saving you the cost of an expensive repair or replacement. And believe me, repairs are expensive. Plus the silicone leash makes it so that you can be a bit more flexible than you would if you used a Popsocket. I found taking photos or gaming while I walk (Pokemon Go) to be easier with Mobigrip as I can extend the leash to truly capture the moment. Or I can just let it dangle when I'm not using it. Finally, the Mobigrip uses a pretty strong adhesive, so no matter what that leash isn’t coming off. I’m talking through the harshest of weather including rain or the summer heat; at no point did the Mobigrip ever budge. But as much fun as I’ve had with the Mobigrip, I must say it didn’t last very long.
My biggest concern with Mobigrip was with the leash itself; would it hold in place after prolong use? And the answer to that is no. At one point, during my Disney excursion, and after taking photos as I switched between rides, the ring came out leaving me with just a puck stuck to the back of my phone case. And while my phone didn’t fall, the possibility is there where someone might stretch the ring too far, and their phone goes crashing to the ground. So if you’re gonna invest in a Mobigrip, be mindful as there’s the possibility the band can pop out. (Update: There is a warning that states notto stretch the ring too far).
While I have my issue with the Mobigrip Cellular Leash, I think it still does a pretty good job of saving your smartphone or other handheld devices from an expensive fall. If you want to see more or pick one up for yourself, simply click that logo to the right. And out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Mobigrip a 3.5.