6 Phone Stands That Will Up Your Facetime, Zoom, and Charging Game

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Between Zoom meetings and family Facetimes, the past year has included an unfathomable number of hours spent communicating through phone screens. Yet most of us haven't found the solution to tired arms from holding up the device or failed attempts at propping it up against a household item. That's where the phone stand comes in.

Phone stands make virtual interactions infinitely easier and much more enjoyable. They elevate and position the camera for optimal viewing and allow you to talk hands-free. And if you want to watch YouTube or if you're bold enough to shoot a TikTok video, they're great for that, too. So without further ado, here are the best phone stands for all your technological needs.

1. Lamicall Cell Phone Stand, $8.49

Looking for a simple fix? This popular, super inexpensive Lamicall stand has no bells or whistles, but it gets the job done expertly. With a sturdy aluminum alloy construction, it holds your phone at an ergonomic angle, while rubber cushions prevent sliding and scratching. Plus, there's a convenient hole for your charging cord.

2. UGREEN Cell Phone Stand, $8.99

For angle adjustment capabilities, this UGREEN stand has got you covered. From 15 to 100 degrees, you can alter the angle to suit your preferences. It's also extremely versatile — it works for both phones and small tablets, in both portrait and landscape modes — and portable, as it can fold up and fit in your pocket.

3. SAIJI Gooseneck Phone Holder, $15.88

Flexibility is the name of the game with this SAIJI gooseneck holder that attaches to your desk, bed frame, or table with an anti-slip silicone-padded clip. The telescopic arm rotates 360-degrees, so you can truly position your phone at any angle, height, and distance that you please.

4. Lisen Phone and Tablet Stand, $13.99

Both height and angle are adjustable with this Lisen stand, which is designed for phone and tablet use. The weighted, anti-slip base ensures that your devices are completely supported, and the soft silicone pad protects against slipping and scratching.

5. UBeesize Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand and Phone Holder, $35.99

If a fancier operation is what you're after, this UBeesize ring light tripod will do the trick. The tripod can become short enough to stand on a tabletop and tall enough to capture your standing height, while the ring light features three tones — warm, cool, and daylight — and 11 brightness levels.

6. Adjustable Neck Smartphone Mount, $9

With this funky phone mount that wraps around your neck, you can walk and talk at once. Though it's more of a novelty item than a tool for daily use, we do like the idea that you could lay on the couch with it, as well.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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