Meet the PopSocket, a handy gadget that's taking the smartphone accessory market by storm

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:32:22 AM. One-part grip, one-part phone stand, PopSockets is quickly becoming one of the hottest smartphone accessories on the market.
Facebook/Popsocket The PopSocket, an expanding stand and phone grip, has skyrocketed in popularity and has become a top-selling smartphone accessory. The company plans to sell as many as 30 million PopSockets in 2017, and has plans to increase their expansion on the international market next year. Over the past year, you may have noticed more and more smartphones sporting one increasingly ubiquitous accessory: a colorful, rubbery knob attached smack dab in the center of their backs. Turns out, the knob has a name. It's called a PopSocket, and for the past year, it's been taking the smartphone accessory market by storm. The craze has caught on, it seems, because of the gadget's infinite usefulness: its collapsible, accordion-style stem serves as one-part grip, one-part phone stand, and one-part headphone wrap. This allows users to easily shoot off one-handed texts, while also ensuring that you'll never accidentally drop your phone mid-call ever again.  Check out Amazon's list of best-selling smartphone accessories, and you'll find PopSockets listed as their fourth most popular item. This year alone, the company has sold 25 million gadgets and they plan on selling an additional 5 million more before Christmas. In 2014, PopSockets were sold exclusively online out of the garage of their inventor, David Barnett. Now, the PopSockets brand is available in Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and every major wireless provider's outlets nationwide. Additionally, the gadget is sold in 40...Read more
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