As phones are getting sleeker, slimmer, and wider, they are also becoming more difficult not to drop. Trying to operate your phone with one hand can be a perilous task that ends in disaster. Previously, the solution was to outfit your phone with a protective case, adding bulk and hiding the manufacturer’s intended aesthetic. Enter the Inslip, an add-on so simple and yet so effective. In brief, it is an elastic strap that will adhere to the back of your phone. With your fingers fitted through the strap, you can wield your phone one-handed with confidence. Importantly, its makers demonstrate the extreme strength of both the strap and the adhesive used to attach it in a number of “stretch tests”. When not in use, the Inslip will lay flat with a thickness of only 2.5mm, just enough to raise the phone off surfaces to provide some small measure of scratch protection. The strap’s material will also grip surfaces to stop your device from sliding around. If you’re interested, you can contribute to the Kickstarter campaign which will be completed on April 1. The Inslip is available in four sizes (small, medium, large, and tablet) and comes only in black for now (additional colors will be unlocked if the campaign gets enough backers). Each $10 pledge (first 10,000 backers) will earn you one Inslip in any size. Estimated delivery is May 2016.
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