The leather keychain loop that's also a smartphone stand

This ingenious strap can hold your smartphone in portrait and landscape orientations. But overseas shipping is just a wee bit pricey.

The best use of leather since the bullwhip.
The best use of leather since the bullwhip. Objekten
Objekten

My neverending quest for the ultimate smartphone stand just got a little closer to ending.

The Objekten Keyring is a simple leather loop that affixes to your keychain. It's good not only for hanging your keys on a hook, but also for whipping the entire ring around on your finger when you get bored.

Also, it's a smartphone stand. Thanks to a strategically cut notch in the loop, you can prop up just about any phone, even one that's in a case. And you can do so both horizontally and vertically, which is a big deal for someone like me. (I read a lot on my iPhone, and don't like doing so in landscape orientation. That's been the deal-breaker for another keychain-friendly propper-upper, the Keyprop .)

It's hard to tell without using one whether the Keyring would support a mammoth smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , but I suspect it'll do just fine with my comparatively tiny iPhone 4S.

And I was all set to find out, as the 9.90 Euro price works out to only about $13 US. Unfortunately, shipping is incomprehensibly priced at 89 Euro, or $117. I'm sure that's a mistake, but until the Objekten folks get it straightened out, I'll have to continue my smartphone-stand search elsewhere.

 

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