Reviews - 13 March 2011
Author: Kristofer Brozio

Hello, happy Sunday to you all! I’m back with another review of a product from our friends at Mobile Fun. A while ago I took a look at the Clingo Universal Vent Mount and I still use it to this day. Today I have another Clingo product, this one uses the same sticky material to hold your phone in place, and it’s for your desk instead of your car. It consists of a fairly heavy metal base and a place for your phone to stick to. I like it, it woks well, it’s simple and easy to use.

Author: Kristofer Brozio

Vendor: MobileFun

Price: £19.99 / $32.12

Overall Rating: 5/5

Clingo Universal Podium Phone And Media Desk Stand

Part No: 07005
Product Reference: 25370

Using Clingo’s own unique self adhesive technology, securely hold any phone or media device on your desk.

The Clingo Universal Podium uses Clingo’s own unique self adhesive technology to securely hold your phone or media device in place on your desk.

View It At Any Angle
The Clingo universal podium comes with a stylish ball and socket system so you can rotate the holder to view your phone in virtually any position which you feel comfortable. Making it perfect whether you’re watching a video, playing games, browsing the internet or taking a phone call.  Using Clingo’s own self adhesive technology the phone is held firmly in place by an adhesive pad so you don’t have to worry about clipping your phone into position. Making it completely universal and simple and easy to use. Simply press your device onto the pad and when you’re finished peel it off. The beauty of it as well is that it wont leave any sticky residue on the back off your phone.

Solid Steel Design
The Clingo is made with a solid steel frame ensuring that whilst your phone is attached the holder won’t fall over causing damage to your phone. The base of the stand also has a non-slip coating to ensure that your phone won’t move around whilst you’re trying to use it but also it won’t cause any damage to your desk or work surface.

Use It Again And Again
As dust slowly builds up over time the adhesive properties reduce. Simply clean the Clingo pad under water and leave it to dry. Once it has finished drying the magical holding properties will return and your Clingo will be as good as new.

The Clingo is made from high quality materials and finished to the highest levels. This means it will not look out of place at home or in the office whilst it holds your precious devices.

Solid, Strong Design
With the weighted steel frame and the incredible grip of the adhesive pad, the Clingo is designed so that you can use your phone or media device without having to remove it from the stand. The Clingo will easily hold devices such as the iPad, so you can continue to use it without fear of it dropping the device and causing it damage, making this the perfect accessory for at home or in the office.

Features:
* Designed with a non-slip material
* Holds your mobile phone or accessories firmly
* Ball and socket joint to rotate 360 degrees
* Simple and stylish design won’t look out of place anywhere
* Universal design to work with all phones and media accessories
* Solid steel frame
* Allows access to all the ports and features
* Non-slip base
* Leaves no residue on your phone

Samsung Galaxy S2 accessories

What’s in the Box?

The Clingo Desk Stand comes in a very nice box.

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Inside of the box you won’t find anything except the stand itself. The base of the stand is solid thick metal and rather heavy. It’s supposed to be heavy though so it won’t fall over and so it wills stay in place. The base is rubberized so it won’t move.

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The stand is similar to the car version I reviewed before, at least the phone attachment part is. It uses a very sticky material to hold your phone in place but stays leaves no residue on the phone. The stand swivels 360 degrees and tilts every which way as well.

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Impressions / Review:

So for testing I put my phone on the Clingo Stand, and there it stayed. Not much to it really, just stick your phone to it and that’s it. You can twist and turn to get the angle you want so it works great for viewing movies etc with it.  Yes my cat is in the pictures, he just decided to hop right up and take a nap while I was taking them, he does that often.

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The sticky material it uses is excellent and well very sticky, you have to peel the phone off of it, you can’t just pull and expect it to come off. It does collect dust and then becomes less sticky, but all you have to do is wipe it off and it’s just as good as new.

The Captivate has a a nice desk mode that works great with this stand:

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Well that’s about it, there’s not much to it. It’s basic but it works well.

Conclusion:

As far as desktop stands go the Clingo in one of the nicest I’ve had the chance to use, and it’s earned a permanent place on my desk that’s for sure.

It’s very well made, and it works perfectly well, but the price is a bit high at $32.

 

Pros:
+Simple and easy to use
+Very well made
+Heavy so it will not fall over
+Phone stays on no matter what angle

Cons:
-A bit on the expensive side I think









About Author

I own DragonSteelMods.com, ReviewTheTech.com and KristoferBrozio.com. I run TestFreaks Blog (blog.testfreaks.com), and I also write for Diy-Guides.com on occasion and of course here.

(2) Readers Comments

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  2. We purchased a bunch of Smartphone Coasters and had logos put on them as a promotional item for our software company. The stainless steel design is elegant looking.