Mobility Digest Review: Spider Podium Universal Desk Stand
Today I’ve got a product from our friends across the ocean at Mobile Fun. It’s a unique product for sure, it looks like a spider, I guess that’s why it’s called the Spider Podium Universal Desk Stand. If you didn’t guess it’s a stand, but it’s not only for your phone and desk but it can be used with other devices and other places. The Spider Podium features eight flexible legs that can be positioned in any way you need it to for displaying your device or attaching it to something.
Author: Kristofer Brozio
Vendor: Mobile Fun
Price: £14.95 / $23.77
Overall Rating: 5/5
Spider Podium Universal Desk Stand
Spiderpodium can be utilized as an accessory to virtually any handheld portable device available. Spiderpodium is very lightweight and compact making it particularly portable.
Designed with today’s portable handheld consumer electronics in mind, the ‘take it everywhere, use it anywhere’ Spiderpodium portable dock & podium is a universal, multi-purpose, gadget grip, holster, dock and display podium which is compatible with most all compact handheld devices including smartphones, portable phones, portable movie players, mp3/4 players, gaming systems, SatNav’s, camcorders, portable projectors, compact camera’s, e-readers and more!
Spiderpodium has been designed, re-designed and then designed again to accommodate virtually every handheld portable device available both now, and in the future. Yes. It’s that well designed! The product’s compact nature allows for Spiderpodium to be tucked into a pocket or packed into a handbag with ease. Spiderpodium is a fantastic travel companion.
The hole in the body is specifically designed to allow most all proprietary chargers fit through for charged docking. Thus eliminating need for additional purchase of a Spider Podium for each device or gadget you own! Clever? Yes. Very!
The spider Podium is Ideal for Bikes, Cars, desktops and many more.
Obligatory link to some other interesting products: iPod Touch accessories and iPod Touch desktop cradle
What’s in the Box?
It’s not really a box, just a plastic clamshell style pack.
And when you open it you’re greeted with the Spider Podium itself that looks like a spider that someone just stepped on!
It’s basically metal with a rubber coating on it, it’s very flexible but sturdy. It’s segmented, but it doesn’t need to be really but it makes it easier to bend it evenly. In the center is a hole which can be used to run wires through like for a charger or USB cable. The segments are thick, as is most of it so it won’t mark, scratch or damage your devices in any way.
Impressions / Review?
I used it with my phone first, it’s a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, so it’s rather large. Here it is vertical:
Using it I did find it’s a bit difficult to bend the legs, you will need to apply a bit of force, but it’s meant to be that way as you wouldn’t want the legs to collapse would you?
Then I repositioned the legs or arms and set the Captivate horizontally:
That’s not all the Spider podium can be used for though, check this out, it’s holding my camera:
So that’s it really, just a couple examples for you. Nice quick review…
The Spider Podium is a very useful and truly versatile product to be sure. Its uses are really only limited to your imagination. You can use it with any type of device surely, and position it most anywhere.
The price I think might be a bit high, but considering just how useful it is I think it might be worth it really.
I like it, it’s neat and certainly unique, I’ve never send anything like it at all.
+Simple to use
+Won’t damage devices
-A bit expensive for what it is
actually pretty neat product. I have one of those gorilla arm things for my camera plus I still need a desktop stand for each phone (since they’re not universal). I agree that the cost is high, but when you consider that you can replace a few accessories with one it’s not a bad deal.