iFlyz grips your gadgets while uFlyz

The device offers an in-flight, hands-free media solution for air travelers who don't want to hold their gadget in their hands or create a makeshift balancing apparatus.


The iFlyz will most likely get you flagged going through airport security, but once you're on the plane, it could help you sit back and distract yourself from the overly loquacious dude sitting next to you enjoy the flight.

The "in-flight personal media solution" secures mobile electronics for travelers who want to watch a movie, surf through music, or read online without having to hold a gadget in their hands or create a makeshift balancing apparatus out of a pillow or another passenger's head.

To use the iFlyz, you attach your phone or media player to the suction cup, clamp it to a seat tray in either the stowed and locked position or unlocked and down position, and adjust the flexible gooseneck to the ideal viewing angle. It works with gadgets including the iPhone, Zune, and iPod.

The iFlyz is 5.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, and weighs 2 ounces. Be sure to have an explanation for it just in case airport security wants to know why you're toting a desk lamp (or something more dastardly) aboard. The product sells for $29.99 and is available online.

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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