The Gumstick Stand is the latest product from Breffo the British company known for its Spiderpodium smartphone, tablet and camera stands. Breffo designs and manufactures all its products in the UK. The Gumstick was initially launched on Kickstarter and is now available from the Breffo website.
The Gumstick really does look like an oversized stick of gum. It is very flexible and you can bend it to whatever angle you like, and then flatten it again to make it easy to slip into a bag, purse or pocket to carry with you. It comes in a variety of colors: grey, white, black, pink, green, blue and purple.
The Gumstick is designed to work with iPhones, iPod Touches, Smart Phones or similar sized devices. (I did also try it with an iPad mini and it worked pretty well in landscape mode, but was unstable in portrait mode) Because it is so flexible it can be used with any Smartphone, in portrait or landscape mode, and will work phones in cases as well as “bare” phones. The surface of the Gumstick is rubbery so it won’t scratch your device, and it has a metal core that keeps it shape when bent.
I have to stay this stand is really fun – I like bending it into different shapes – it’s a little like a stress ball and phone stand in one! You can get creative trying different ways of bending it to hold the phone at different angles. Once you finished using it just flatten it again and it slips easily into a bag or pocket -it is only 4 3/4″(L) x 1″(W) x 1/8″(D), so it’s very portable.
It is available online from Breffo.com RRP $19.99 though it is currently on sale for $11.99 if you hurry!
NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.
Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).