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Best PopSockets in 2022: phone grips to keep smartphones safe for selfies & more

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The best PopSockets have taken off in recent months, and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. If you've never heard of them before, PopSockets are a handy phone grip that seriously decreases your chances of the dreaded shattered-screen situation. 

And there's so much more to them than meets the eye. The expandable, collapsible grip doubles as a stand for your phone, which can also be used to wrap your headphone wires (yes, they are still a thing) around, keeping them tangle-free. If you're not using it, simply pop it down and out of the way. 

You could add a single PopSocket, or a pair to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. There are hundreds of PopSockets to choose from, so, to help you choose one, we've put together this guide to the best PopSockets available now.

The best PopSockets in 2022

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1. PopSockets PopGrip Basic – Black

Classic PopSocket design for everyone

Reasons to buy

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Will go with anything
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Looks professional 

Reasons to avoid

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Cannot be removed 

This black PopGrip basic is an essential expanding grip for your cell phone or tablet. It might be called basic but it's a little life-changer. This PopSocket enables you to take selfies with confidence, text with ease, or stand your phone up on a table. And, when you’ve finished using it, you simply collapse it flat ready to pocket your device. 

This PopGrip Basic is not swappable or repositionable, which means the glue will adhere just once and then you're cell phone holder is in place forever more (unlike Swappable PopGrips, which are also featured in this guide). The PopGrip really frees you up and enables hands-free use, and it can be used on most devices (think iPad, cell phone, e-reader) and cases, but be warned: it may not stick as well to silicone or waterproof cases, or highly textured ones. Having said that, we've never had any problems attaching this to our cases, and being permanent it feels really safe.

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2. PopSockets PopGrip – Glitter Gold

Adding glittery bling to your smartphone

Reasons to buy

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Adds a touch of class
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Swappable top

Reasons to avoid

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Can reposition as needed

Unlike the Basic model above, this PopGrip and PopTop allows you to easily swap out the glitter gold design to another PopTop, for when you might be feeling a little less showy. It allows for wireless charging as you can easily remove the PopTop from your case. 

Again, the uses for this are multiple; it functions as a convenient stand so you can watch videos on the fly and frees up your hands to take selfies with confidence, so you won't think twice about popping your phone out in a crowd or at a club, as you know it'll be safe in your hands. This PopGrip is repositionable and sticks to most devices and cases (but, again, it may not stick to silicone or waterproof cases).

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3. Red Diamonds PopSockets PopGrip

The best 'gemstone' kick-stand and photography grip

Reasons to buy

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Swappable
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Looks really cool

Reasons to avoid

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Not made from real diamonds!

Say you want to add a touch of class to your cell phone, but want something a little more luxurious than glitter? Then look no further, this diamond-style PopSocket is a sure winner. And if ruby red isn't quite your style or color, don't sweat it, you don't have to have a red 'diamond': you could choose to have a different color instead – such as the more subtle Metallic Black or Metallic Diamond Batik Blue – there are loads of gem-style PopSocket grips to choose from, so have a look and see which one best suits you. 

Plus, this PopGrip has a swappable top so that you can switch out your PopTop for another design or remove it completely to take advantage of wireless charging. (This PopSocket Grip is not compatible with Apple MagSafe wireless charger (opens in new tab) or MagSafe wallet.) The PopSocket's adhesive allows you to remove and reposition it on most devices and cases. As is the case with all these PopSocket Grips, this grip comes with the warning that it will not stick to some silicone, waterproof, or highly textured cases, but again, we've never had a problem adhering these to our cases.

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4. PopSockets PopGrip – Baby Yoda

Perfect choice for Star Wars fans

Reasons to buy

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Perfect for Star Wars fans
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Affordable

Reasons to avoid

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Only suitable for hard plastic

If you love Star Wars and want a secure grip of your phone, then this swappable PopSocket PopGrip featuring baby Yoda has to be a contender. This particular design has a high-quality, glossy like finish which makes the little Baby Yoda really stand out. As with the many of the PopGrips featured here, this one enables wireless charging, as you can easily remove the PopTop; it's also repositionable and will stick best to smooth hard plastic cases. The force (and stick) is strong with this one. 

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5. PopSockets PopGrip – Blue Nebula

The best PopSocket phone grip for star gazers

Reasons to buy

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Well made
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Great design

Reasons to avoid

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Cannot charge on a pad

This PopSocket grip is good quality and has a great design, but if you don't want to see the stars every day, you can always swap it out for another PopTop as this PopGrip enables you to change them. And you can reposition this PopSocket without leaving any residue. 

To wirelessly charge, you can simply remove the PopTop. It's repositionable and sticks to most devices and cases (but may not stick to silicone or waterproof cases). This PopSocket Grip works well as a solid grip, enabling you to take photos in style and without any phone drops, and it doubles as a stand for watching videos. 

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6. PopSockets PopGrip Basic – Night Splatter

The best permanent PopSocket for night lovers

Reasons to buy

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One for astrophotography fans
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Looks professional

Reasons to avoid

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Cannot be removed 

This PopSocket is a PopGrip Basic, which means it's a non-swappable PopSocket and once you've chosen where to stick it on your cell phone, it will not move. It's ideal if you love taking photos and selfies while you're out and about, because with one of these attached, you will not drop your phone. 

This grip offers a good balance of style and functionality, and will change the way you use your phone forever. This design, like the one before it, will suit those who have a fascination with the sky at night. As with the other PopSockets grips featured here, you can easily collapse this for wireless recharging. And you should think about getting two of these grips, so that you can wrap your ear phone wires around them, thereby keeping them tangle-free too.

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7. PopSockets PopGrip – Bright Red

PopSocket with a serious pop of colour

Reasons to buy

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Bright and cheery 
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Swappable

Reasons to avoid

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Not compatible with Apple MagSafe wireless charger

Snap up this brightly colored, plain phone holder and enhance the grip and capabilities of your cell phone, or get two different red-colored PopGrips to match your style – the choice is yours. This PopGrip with swappable top enables you to switch out your PopTop for another design or remove it completely for wireless charging capabilities (not compatible with Apple MagSafe wireless charger or MagSafe wallet.) 

Watching videos, taking group photos or selfies, FaceTiming, and Skyping hands-free has never been this easy. Don't like red? Choose from a variety of colours to suit your mood and style.

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7. PopSockets PopGrip – Giraffe

The best PopSocket for animal lovers

Reasons to buy

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Cute design
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Swappable

Reasons to avoid

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Won't stick to some surfaces

Do you love animals?The you'll want to get your hands on this PopSocket PopGrip with swappable top. You can switch out your PopTop for another design or remove it completely to take advantage of wireless charging capabilities. (This is not compatible with Apple MagSafe wireless charger or MagSafe wallet.) So if you need an expandable stand to make your life easier and you less likely to drop your cell phone, then grab one of these today. 

You'll find everything becomes easier with one of these attached to your cell phone – from taking selfies and group photos, to watching videos – and you'll have a cute giraffe companion lovingly looking at you wherever you go.

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8. PopSockets PopGrip – Cute Kawaii Fox

The cutest PopSockets PopGrip

Reasons to buy

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Cute design
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Swappable

Reasons to avoid

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Won't stick to some surfaces

Get this kawaii animal Popgrip and enhance the capabilities of your phone today. This beautiful design is sure to make you smile, and you'll also be safeguarding your cell phone from accidental drops too. Use the PopGrip with swappable top to easily watch videos, take selfies and group photos, FaceTime, and Skype hands-free. You can switch out the design for another, if you like, and the adhesive allows you to remove and reposition it on most devices and phone cases.

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