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  • Take your smartphone game to the next level! You already know that PopSockets are the ultimate phone grip, now you can show off your love of public radio with our ultra functional custom NPR PopSockets.

    PopSockets give you a secure grip so you can text with one hand and snap better pictures. This clever accessory is repositionable and works as a convenient stand. 

  • In 2010, PopSocket's founder David Barnett was looking for a way to stop his earbud cord from getting tangled, and he achieved this by gluing two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapping the earbud cord around the buttons. As ugly as the buttons were, they worked. In the course of improving on the idea, he developed about 60 different prototypes, making the buttons expand and collapse via an accordion mechanism, so that they could function as both a stand and a grip. 

    In 2012, Barnett launched a KickStarter campaign for an iPhone case that would have two PopSockets grips integrated into the case. In addition to getting successfully funded, the KickStarter campaign enabled Barnett to show the world his dancing prowess.

    Two years later, in 2014, Barnett launched the business out of his garage in Boulder, Colorado, and has subsequently sold over 40 million PopSockets grips around the world. 

  • Offers a secure grip so you can text with one hand, snap better photos, and stop phone drops

    Functions as a convenient stand so you can watch videos on the fly

    Repositionable and sticks to most devices and cases (but may not stick to silicone or waterproof cases)

    Allows for hands-free use with the PopSockets mounts

    Dimensions: 1.6” x 1.6” x 0.25” and 0.9” when expanded