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It’s safe to say that social media has made us more conscious of how we take photos. Regardless of whether you snap selfies en masse, or take a photo here and there, it’s nice to find an affordable and convenient way to make first-person photoshoots easier, such as with a flexible phone holder that fits around your neck.
Similar to selfie sticks, these super useful accessories help streamline your ability to snap photos of yourself and group shots. The difference of course is that you don’t need your hands when you have a neck holster. And they’re not just for selfies, the phone mounts can be used to record videos and watch content on your phone while in bed or kicking back on the couch.
Offering up 360-degree rotation with hands-free access, the B-Land Lazy Neck Phone Holder is designed for iPhones ranging from 2.2” to 3.3” wide. It has a flexible goose arm stand that fits comfortably around your neck so that you can snap photos at various angles (you can place it on a solid surface as well). This sturdy but lightweight (1.2 pounds) stand is constructed with 70% aluminum magnesium alloy, and you can charge your phone while you use it.
The B-Land Lazy Neck Phone Holder comes with a remote control that works up to 30 feet away (you can also purchase them without the remote). For disabled users, the manufacturer recommends strapping the phone holder around your waist instead of the neck.
Looking for more variety? See below for a few other options that will help you take hands-free selfies or recordings while keeping your phone in place. By the way, for more smartphone accessories read our roundup of the best phone lanyards.
Switching up the design options a bit, this mobile chest strap lets you turn your smartphone into an action camera. The rotating phone holder has an adjustable elastic chest strap that is designed to fit adults ranging from 130-250 pounds. The holster is suitable for 4″-7” smartphones (iPhones and Androids), but also GoPro cameras, and it comes with a head strap mount. Also, once you strap on the chest holster, you’ll want to use the mini wrench included to tighten the long screen enough to form a tight junction between the phone holder and j-hook buckle so that the device doesn’t move.
The MAGIPEA cell phone mount for iPhones and Samsung phones offers up a convenient bracket that fits different surfaces. It’s flexible, easy to assemble and install, and made of aluminum-magnesium alloy solid cord for better bending performance and a longer life (many customers pointed out that the holder is extremely sturdy so you don’t want to tighten it too much). The stand is strong enough to hold most smartphones brands.
Compact and convenient, this stretchable cell phone bracket has an adjustable clamp (width ranging 50mm to 95mm) that fits most 3.5” to 6.5” smartphones. The holder can be used for a golf cart, wheelchair, bicycle, walkers, stroller, treadmill, and tons more. One thing to note: the holder accommodates 0.5” thickness for phones with cases so you don’t want to use it with a bulky phone case.