A young French entrepreneur came up with the idea of creating a smartphone holder that clips onto the edge of a laptop screen. Clever and well-finished, the PhoneSide was awarded at the prestigious Concours Lépine.
Sometimes it is from the simplest ideas that the best accessories are born. This is the case of , a kind of clothespin that allows you to fix your smartphone on your laptop screen. Awarded at the Concours Lépine in 2020, this gadget signed thus allows you to always have your smartphone within sight, and it can be useful in the office as at home to read your , make hands-free calls or have a on notifications.
For our tests, we used it as a back-up calculator, and to do video conferences while staying in front of the computer. For the grip, difficult to make simpler since the accessory recalls thefor smartphones. A very rigid clamp, and this is a very good point, allows it to be clipped onto the edge of the screen. Left, right, and even above the screen. The advantage is that you no longer have to crouch your neck to look at your smartphone on the desk, or even search for it among files and paperwork.
100 % made in France
Then, the other good point is that it accommodates any smartphone. To do this, we undo a small flap at the back of the clamp, and we can thus adjust the width of the holder for his phone. Once the smartphone is well positioned, we close the flap, and it does not move! For this test, we also tried the clamp on a desktop computer screen, which is thicker than a laptop screen, and it also works.
Inside the jaws of the clamp, a thin layer ofavoids any scratches on the edges of the screens. In the end, it is difficult to find a fault with this clamp. Admittedly, it costs around 30 euros, and that may seem high, but its finish is robust, and a priori, there will be no need to redeem any. Not to spoil anything, it is 100% made in France, with recycled materials.
the is a project that seduced on the platform , but also the Lépine Competition. We understand why since it is a new accessory and which perfectly fulfills its mission. Whether you are a student, employee or working from home, it is very useful to have your smartphone within sight, and no longer lost in the middle of your desk under books and files.
- Daily utility
We don’t like
The PhoneSide file
- Compatible with smartphones with a width of 55 to 88 mm
- Compatible with screens 21mm thick and less
- Price: 29.99 euros