Sleek and stealthy, SnapWings will prop up your iPhone

These stealthy wings will prop up your phone

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The SnapWings phone stand gives any phone the ability to hold itself up.
This little add-on gives any phone the ability to hold itself up.
Photo: SnapWings

This post is presented by SnapWings.

To keep your phone propped up at a convenient reading angle, you need a special case with a kickstand or some sort of (typically bulky) iPhone stand. But over at Kickstarter, a new solution just snapped into view.

SnapWings are a comfy fabric add-on for iPhone (or any phone, really). They make it easy for the phone to hold itself at an ideal angle. They adhere to the back of the smartphone via a strong adhesive behind the nifty wing design. Just press the button in the center, and the “wings” deploy to support the phone for hands-free use. When finished, they return to being flush with the back of the phone.

This is usually the role of a little plastic kickstand that’s part of a bulkier case. Or a totally separate tripod or other device. What makes SnapWings cool is that they’re low-profile, comfortable and can be used whether or not you’ve got a case on your phone.

For those of us who enjoy using our iPhones sans case, this is a great solution. SnapWings are sleek enough that they don’t disrupt that classic in-hand feel.

SnapWings: A smart stand for your smartphone

SnapWings deploy with the press of a little button in the center, then return to being flush with the phone.
The SnapWings deploy with the press of a little button in the center, then return to flush with the phone.
Photo: SnapWings

On the train, at the coffee shop or at home, it’s handy to keep your most-used screen at a convenient viewing angle. Unlike many kickstand options, SnapWings work on uneven surfaces (like bedding or picnic blankets).

To do all that without adding bulk to the phone? That’s pretty cool.

Now’s your chance to get in on an early bird offer for SnapWings. The company just launched a Kickstarter campaign, so you can snap up a set of SnapWings for $5. Or, you can get a pair of SnapWings for $9, three for $12 or 8 for $28.