smartphone accessory ring

I Love My Smart Phone, So I Put A Ring On It

If you own a smart phone, I’m almost certain that you either have a phone cover or a screen protector on it. If your answer is no to both of those things, you’re clearly someone who likes to live on the wild side. The vast majority of us buying into these safety precautions definitely can’t imagine life without them. Our bodies might still turn cold if we drop our phones, but deep down we know everything is going to be fine and our digital babies live to see another day.

About 3 months ago I bought an accessory for my phone that has changed the way I handle, use and enjoy my phone.

The Game Changer

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I never thought something as simple as adding a ring to the back of my phone would have as much of an impact on my life as it has.

I can hold my phone while carrying other objects with both hands and use the “hands-free” Instagram Story option to its full potential. I’ve also found that Facebook and Instagram LIVE are easier, and selfies are a no brainer now – Even if you need to hold your phone upside down to get the entire group in! The most notable difference is I no longer need to live in fear of dropping my phone on my face when texting above my face. (Admit it, we’ve all dropped our phones like that at least once – it’s not fun).

Don’t Like Rings? Why Not Try A Socket?

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The ring isn’t for everyone and does take some getting used to. For those who aren’t willing to wait for it to become comfortable, there is the “pop socket” option. This is basically like putting a flat doorknob on your phone. A lot of creators are including them in their merch too.

Same idea as the ring, except you hold it between your fingers – I can’t imagine this is as effective when carrying other things though.

It Has Changed How I Will Use My Phone Forever

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I can honestly not imagine my life without a ring on my phone moving forward. I’m a petite person, with small hands. The ring is the perfect solution to me wanting the Plus variation of the iPhone to be my next phone. I’m so worried about these rings going out of fashion/trend that I’ve stocked up on a handful of different ones to use in future. (Yes. I’m that lame).



  • Reply Carla Harris October 23, 2017 at 09:49

    Where do you get yours? 🙂

    • Reply Chantelle Alexander October 23, 2017 at 14:05

      I got mine from a gadget shop in Cape Town. The one pictured in the photos (Sam’s) comes from Typo 🙂

      • Reply Sam Wright October 24, 2017 at 17:57

        I actually don’t know why I’m even here any more 😛 Chani does all the comment replying so well.

  • Reply Camilla || Jane Wonder Blog October 23, 2017 at 12:34

    Pardon my ignorance, but is making the “hands-free” Instagram Story option” easier only meaning that your phone is now being propped up? You still have to press the record button for Insta and need to click the camera button to take a selfie?

    • Reply Chantelle Alexander October 23, 2017 at 14:04

      You’re correct. But what I meant by the hands-free mode for IG stories is that you can move your hand around freely with the ring hooked on your finger without worrying about dropping it or having someone bump it out your hand. Still need to press the button, but removes the stress of having to hold your phone securely.

      • Reply Sam Wright October 24, 2017 at 17:56

        What she said hahaha. It gives you a lot more freedom. For reals.

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