Review: Handable Tablet and Cell Phone Holder


I’ve reviewed my share of stick on the back grippy things for cell phones and tablets.  However, the Handable is the first such product that I’ve seen the retracts.  Most, if not all, of the other grip devices I’ve checked out, while totally functional, are somewhat obtrusive.  Once you stick them on the back of your cell phone, tablet or case, they’re left sticking out, which isn’t something you necessarily want.  The Handable holder actually slides open and shut thanks to a special string mechanism which helps keep it out of the way when you don’t need to use it.

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Inside the packaging you’ll find the Handable along with an extra adhesive disc and a brief instruction manual.

Here’s what Handable has to say about the Handable Tablet and Cell Phone Holder.

When we envisioned the new HandAble phone holder, we knew it had to be remarkably small, extremely strong, with lots of functionality.

HandAble is just 1.5 inch diameter, 5/16″ high, designed from extremely durable material. To make this all happen, we had to think small, part by part. The result is HandAble, a lightweight fashionable solution to holding your phone safely while improving range of motion, stability, and security.

We could have taken the easy way out and designed something more reasonable and less remarkable, but we didn’t. We proceeded to invent a unique way to hold a mobile device and provide multifunction capability.

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The Handable is available in your choice of 6 different colors.  You can choose from Pink, White, Black, Green, Purple or the American flag.


The Handable uses a 3M adhesive to adhere itself.  It’s not abrasive and is easily removed leaving zero residue behind.



To install the Handable on the back of your device simply remove the backing from the adhesive and stick it on with the sting pointing down.  The Handable should adhere to most any flat surface.  As far as cases go it’ll work with most hard shell cases.  You’re mileage may vary, depending on the case you own.  It will not work on silicone cases.


Once you’ve installed the Handable onto the back of your device simply release it and adjust to the proper size so that it fits between two of your fingers.


What the Handable does is offer you an excellent mechanism for gripping your device.  With more and more metal, glass and high gloss plastics being used in today’s mobile electronics these devices are becoming more and more slippery.  The Handable does insure you don’t loose a grip on your device.

Check out my full video review below…

You can learn more about the Handable Tablet and Cell Phone Holder by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:  $12.95

PROS:  Slimmer profile than most other grip devices.  Multiple colors.  Inexpensive.

CONS:  Can be difficult to release or open.






Larry has always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for him with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. He has always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, Larry is the first person his friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech.

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