When you sit down for a Zoom meeting, you want to be the last thing to hold your phone all the time. Two free hands make it easy to take notes and you don’t have to worry about a blurry picture. Sure, you could stack books in a careful – or dangerous – stand, but what if they fall? Here are the best phone stands to support your phone and keep you calm when you use Zoom, Google Meet, or other similar video conferencing and webcam software.
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With these handy phone stands, you can position your device just right and adjust the angles as you like. We’ve picked out a few bargaining options as well as a fun booth or two to keep you distracted from work.
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Publisher’s Note: We’ll update this list of the best phone mounts as new options become available.
1. Stand moko
They can be locked at a fixed height with Moko’s stand, but the freedom to adjust up to 210 degrees more than makes up for it. The stand is made of aluminum alloy with carefully placed silicone to keep your phone in place. Cable management lovers will be pleased to know that there is a carefully placed hole to keep these chargers out of sight. Moko’s phone stand supports devices between 3.5 and 10 inches wide.
2. Omoton C3
Omoton’s C3 stand is very similar to Moko’s offering with a fixed height and aluminum design. However, the C3 is larger and comes in three colors: black, silver and pink. You can still stash those unwanted cables out of sight, and the case is designed to easily vent the air while it is charging. The Omoton C3 has a wider mount than the Moko Stand, so you shouldn’t have any problems supporting devices in even the most bulky cases.
3. Zero axis A5
If you need a stand for on the go or just want more adjustment points, the Nulaxy A5 is for you. You can adjust the two shafts up to 270 degrees or simply fold the stand flat and throw it in a backpack. Nulaxy’s A5 is available in a high quality black finish and supports a wide range of devices. The company recommends devices between 4.7 and 13 inches for your tablet or Nintendo Switch to work as well as your phone.
4. Ugreen holder
Ugreen’s design is just as customizable as Nulaxy’s, although it’s packaged in a smaller form factor. For phones, this might be a better choice as the company recommends devices up to 7.9 inches in size. The hooks appear to be narrow so users of rugged cases should measure carefully before purchasing. Overall, the housing itself is made of high-quality aluminum and the large opening offers plenty of space for a charging cable.
5. Lamicall gooseneck mount
Adjustable shafts aren’t always the easiest way to choose an angle, and this Lamicall phone mount lets them drop completely. Instead, it has a gooseneck design that resembles a flexible straw. You can adjust the 33 “neck to any height or angle you want, and the clamp opens up to 2.36” for attachment to just about any surface. However, Lamicall’s mount won’t work for tablets or other heavy devices – it’s a maximum of 3.9 inches wide.
6. Superone magnetic phone stand
While most of the options on this list use either clamps or a cradle design, this Superone stand makes the most of a magnetic pad. You have to attach the magnet to your phone first but then you are free to choose any angle you can think of. The Superone phone stand is available in either gray or wood grain. The wide base prevents your phone from tipping over. It is recommended for devices between 4 and 8 inches wide.
7. Stress toy stand
We have already selected a number of bargaining booths. So why not some fun options? However, this first choice could serve double duty as it is also a stress toy. It comes in a three-pack, and you can squeeze the little guy tight if the zoom meeting worsens. The Stress Toy Stand is four inches tall, so it should work fine with most cell phones, but is in no way adjustable. They’re stuck at an angle, but at least the red, blue, and yellow versions can brighten up your desk.
8. Puppy phone stand
You might not be able to get your dog to work – and you certainly can’t use a dog as a phone stand – so this might be the next best thing. Your furry friend’s head is available as a Husky or Shiba Inu and doubles as an adjustable stand. It may have worked better as an owl because you have to turn your head back to change the angle significantly.
9. Deadpool booth
Today’s last phone stand may be the least work-friendly, but it is the coolest. Here you can choose from a range of pop culture heroes, all brilliantly crafted by Exquisite Gaming. We chose the Deadpool stand, but you have to keep in mind that the stand itself is not adjustable. It’s wide enough to handle all kinds of devices, and you can mount your Xbox or Playstation controller too.