Several months ago, back in our AndroidDissected days, I did a review on a phone and tablet holder by Breffo called the SpiderPodium. Unfortunately, the review is gone but in short I can tell you I was quite pleased with the product. So when I saw that they had come out with something new, smaller, slightly different, called the Gumstick, I quickly contacted Breffo to get my hands on Gumstick to see how it works.
Specs And Features
Minimal & Beautiful in Design and Form
Extremely Portable & Folds Flat for Travel
Slides Easily into Pockets & Bags
Flexible, Strong & Sturdy
Bends & Moulds to Shape
View at Any Angle 0-90°, in Any Position, in Any Location
Perfect for Movies. Just Grab & Go.
Scratch Proof Soft Touch, Anti Shock Protective Rubber Body
No Need to Remove Cases. Works with All Cases & Covers
The Product Itself
The Breffo Gumstick is very small in size. In fact, its exact dimensions are 4 3/4in(Length) X 1in(Wide) X 1/8in(Thick). This certainly means it’s very portable and can easily fit into your pocket of your jeans, your shorts, a purse, a backpack or other things without taking up much room at all.
Made of a soft rubber on the outside that is slip-resistant so that placing your device onto it keeps it safe and sturdy, the Breffo Gumstick is quite unique.
I actually took the time to cut open one of the two Breffo Gumsticks that I was sent to see exactly how this product works or rather what it consists of.
After about 5 minutes of cutting, with a not so sharp knife, I managed to cut open the Gumstick to see what’s inside. What was waiting for me inside was a piece of copper with tiny holes drilled all through it. So it’s obvious that the rubber is heated at first, then poured into a mold where the copper piece is at and so that the rubber can dry around the entire piece of copper.
As we know, copper, or certain types of it, are very flexible and will last for quite some time and because that’s what Breffo has chosen to use in the Gumstick, this is exactly why it’s capable of being bent into just about any angle.
The one thing I really like about the Gumstick, is while I had two of them(until I cut the one open to see what was inside) I thought it would actually take two of them to hold my Nexus 7 tablet. However, much to my surprise, this wasn’t the case. One Breffo Gumstick did the trick regardless of whether I had my Nexus 7 in portrait or landscape mode.
Of course if it were in landscape mode, you’d have to make sure you got it pretty well centered on the device so it doesn’t fall over. Having two of them of course would be a bit easier and probably make most of us feel safer. But it’s certainly not necessary.
A while back, before the Breffo Gumstick was publicly available, you could get one for backing their Kickstarter program with only $15. Now today, since their official release you can pick one up for about $20 – $25 which might seem like a lot for as small as the product is. However, in my opinion, it’s definitely well worth it because the Gumstick is so easy to use, very flexible to allow you to stand your device up at most any angle you prefer within just a couple of seconds or so. Plus the fact that since it is so small it’s very portable for most anyone.
If you’re looking for something small and simple, but yet something that will get the job done, I’d highly recommend the Breffo Gumstick. You can pick yours up by clicking the links below and make sure you stay on the site for a few minutes, because you’ll get a pop-up window asking you to enter your email address to save 10% off of your order. And we all know how we all love to save a little bit of our hard earned cash every chance we can get.