@AmazingChicken The larger black thing above the upper clamp turns on a screw inside and gradually tightens that clamp against whatever surface you’re attaching it to. I have a couple Aduro branded ones and they work well as far as clamping, and the wire thing is very stiff, but they wobble every time you touch the phone or tablet. This isn’t really a design flaw so much as physics in action, though.
@arosiriak@hchavers I had one of these or at least the visual equal, not sure of the branding. It did NOT hold an Ipad mini unless the arm was vertical. It was not strong enough to hold it any other way. It might work for a smartphone. Also, if you touch the screen at all, it bounces around, so not great if you are scrolling through text. May work for watching movies on a phone. I found it pretty useless.
I liked them when I bought them last time. Don’t need more, but would purchase if I was still in the market. I use it for my large cell phone. It’s an easy buy if you’re on the fence for something that fits my use case.
I can confirm what was stated the last time these were sold. The twisty unit that secures the holder to the wire arm is super cheap, thin and brittle plastic. Sure enough, I tried to adjust my phone and the piece snapped in half. Make sure you do not put pressure on this plastic ring for any adjustments. I am currently super gluing this piece and plan to wrap it in Sugru. We’ll see.
Otherwise, they’re pretty neat. My brother loves his. Also, in case anyone is wondering, these can handle a nintendo switch console.
Bought one somewhere else. Had it clamped to my headboard for 12 months- used it twice. The bouncing is only a problem if you are scrolling or surfing. Pretty good for reading or watching video. Not anything that will turn your life around, or meet an actual need.
I used a considerably more robust version of this in my car — bolted to the seat rail, no plastic involved — but even so, with an iPad mounted it wobbled a lot. I ended up tying it to the gear shift with a short bungee cord. Much more stable, but kinda unsightly.
I have been enjoying mine but one just broke after only about a week of use. I don’t suppose there is any recourse. The back part of the clamp snapped off without much force applied to it. Be gentle with them.