The Flygrip: When unusual just isn’t enough

The Flygrip attaches to the back of your smartphone.

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The Flygrip would find itself well at home in your standard infomercial. You know the kind I’m talking about, where black and white photography and lots of melodrama tell you about a problem that you didn’t know you had.

All right, maybe I’m being a bit too snarky, but for a smartphone accessory, the Flygrip is not at the top of my wish list. It’s unique, sure, and even a little useful, but that’s not enough to make me stick a plastic doohickey to the back of my phone.

So what is it?
I admit that I did a double take when I first saw a woman demonstrating the Flygrip last May at CTIA. As I wandered the floor in search of iPhone cases, I watched her twirl a phone around in her hand, scroll through the touch screen, and even release her grip on the handset without it falling to the ground. The gravity-defying feats were all due to the Flygrip, which promises to let you “navigate your smartphone with one hand.”

Yes, you probably do that already, but the Flygrip takes one hand use to a new level. Shaped in a Plastic “H,” the Flygrip affixes to the back of your phone and give you a place to rest your index and middle fingers. Then, y… [Read more]

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