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5 Funky Tablet/Smartphone Stands You Just Have To Check Out

Jessica Cam Wong 12-12-2011

smartphone standsMany people nowadays own smartphones or tablets, or even both, so if you’re planning on gifting your gadget-touting loved ones with any type of accessories, you might as well get them something they will not forget. There are many type of accessories for smartphones or tablets you can get these days – cases, decals, etc.


Stands are definitely an area where products designers have come up with some very curious concepts. Don’t believe me? Just read on and find out some great, offbeat designs that will surely make a good impression on whoever you decide to buy it for, whether it’s loved one or just yourself.

ELECOM Jaguchi Stand for Tablet PC [$59.99]

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If this isn’t an interesting tablet stand, I don’t know what is. This ingenious stand is shaped in the form of an airborne faucet with running water and finally, a puddle of water to create the illusion that your tablet will be floating on water.
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This tablet stand is available in two tones: blue and clear. It’s available on Gizmine for $59.99 excluding shipping.

iStuck Phone Stand [$5.99]

So the previous stand wasn’t exactly a stocking stuffer item, but this next one might just be. At $5.99, this silicone stand props your phone, while resembling bubble gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe.
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The stand product page claims that it can hold your iPad as well, though I’m not so certain it will since it only measures 2.5 inches long by 1.25 inches in diameter. There are some buyers that have left reviews saying it doesn’t stick so well to wooden surfaces, but seriously, it’s only $5.99 AND looks great!

iPlunge Phone Stand [$5.99]

Are you looking for a cute stand? This is perhaps one of the cutest things on this list: a smartphone stand in the shape of a plunger.
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Not only is this stand cheap at $5.99, it also makes a great stocking stuffer.

ELECOM Megane Smart Phone Stand [$39.99]

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Many people prefer eye contact lenses nowadays, leaving eye glasses almost like a rare, vintage item. Well, it doesn’t have to be the case anymore with this clever eyeglass-shaped stand for your smartphone. It has suction cups to stick to and prop your phone the unpretentious way.
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It’s sold for $39.99 and comes in several colors: black, pink, brown, blue, grey and white. And in case you didn’t notice it, this design seems to have come from the same company that came up with the airborne faucet stand, so you know the company has a knack for funky, unique gadget accessories.

iVori Smartphone Stand [29.99 euros or about $40]

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This stand is a bit different in that it doesn’t exactly prop your smartphone in a vertical position. Instead, it sits on a desk, and the coolest part is that you can use this stand’s receiver to make and receive calls via your phone. The product page claims this stand is suitable for any smartphone with a 3.5mm headset jack. It’s about $40 dollars (29.99 euros).

Alright, you’ve seen some funky potential gift-worthy stands on here. If you prefer to go the DIY route, there’s always this article How To Make Your Own iPod/iPhone/Smartphone Stand When you've spent quite a few bucks on your MP3 player or smartphone, the last thing you need is an overpriced accessory that you can easily make yourself. Plenty of individuals on the Internet have... Read More you can check out to see a collection of DIY smartphone stand recipes.

Have you seen any other similar accessories for smartphones or tablets that have the most imaginative designs? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    December 13, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Stands with suction cups don't work well if you have a plastic phone case or case with uneven surface as it fails to create a vacuum. I have the little plunger and it is totally useless with my phone case.

    • Jessica Cam W.
      December 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Hmm, I wouldn't have known. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  2. Koz83
    December 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    cool stands!!!  by the way, in a recent e-mail, makeuseof asked readers to start sharing - okay but where's the "share by e-mail" (today's snail mail) option?

    • Aibek
      December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      hey there,

      we are about to launch a new theme, probably tomorrow or day after you should see it on the website.
      there will be an option to share content via email there.


      • koz83
        December 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

        okay, thanks :)

  3. Todd
    December 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Not as bizarre, but WAY more useful.

    • Aibek
      December 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      the website doesnt load for me. are you sure it's a correct link?


    • Jessica Cam W.
      December 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      For me, it's loading this page instead: http://giquegear.myshopify.com/