FoneStand Smartphone and Tablet Stand Review

When you want to use your smartphone or tablet hands free, you really need some sort of stand for it. Just like cases, there are a wide variety of device stands on the market. Today I want to show you the FoneStand. It’s an inexpensive plastic stand that can be used for iPhones, Android phones and many different tablets. Note: Click the images in this review to see a larger view.

The FoneStand is a sturdy plastic stand that is available in Black or White. It has a nice wide base that is 3.25 inches across.

The back of the stand has a large grippy rubber pad that keeps your device from sliding around.

There’s also an opening in the base that you could use to route a charging cable.

The FoneStand has 4 feet that are also really grippy and keep it from sliding around on your desk or other flat surface.

I tried my iPhone 4S with the FoneStand and found it to work perfectly in both portrait orientation…

and landscape orientation. It can even accommodate the iPhone when it’s in a case.

I found that the FoneStand also works well with the iPad as long as it’s in landscape orientation. If you try to place the iPad in portrait orientation, it will tip over too easily.

There isn’t much I can really criticize about the FoneStand. It’s sturdy, has a nice wide base that doesn’t slide around, a grippy back that keeps devices from sliding around and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

The only feature I wish this stand had is the ability to fold up so that I could easily carry it around with me in my gear bag. That said, I think it will earn a spot on my desk either at home or work.

Do you use a stand for your smartphone or tablet? If so, which one do you prefer?

 

Product Information

Price:$10.99
Manufacturer:FoneStand
Pros:
  • Nice wide base
  • Grippy feet
  • Also works well with tablets in portrait orientation
Cons:
  • Doesn't fold for compact storage
Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

5 comments… add one

  • David Conrad October 30, 2011, 10:03 pm

    It doesn’t look like the stand would work if you connected the iPhone to its 30-pin charging cable. Will it?

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  • todd October 30, 2011, 10:05 pm

    A credit card sized folding alternative is called the WildCard. It can be seen at http://www.giquegear.com .

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  • Ziad G. October 30, 2011, 11:54 pm

    It works best with the charging cable pluged while iPhone in Landscape mode.

    3
  • Steve October 31, 2011, 6:30 am

    It looks like you could charge it in landscape orientation, so that’s something at least.

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  • Alex September 7, 2012, 2:06 am

    I have one and I do charge it both portrait and landscape. It doesn’t sit well when charging in portrait but it is ok. I like the feet. This thing will not move.

    5

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