Handi Holder is a magnetic mount for phones and tablets. Does it work? Read our Handi Holder review.
About Handi Holder
Handi Holder is a magnetic holder that easily mounts phones and tablets. The official product website is buyhandiholder.com, with a registration date of August 2016. Below is a screen shot of the official website taken in November 2016.
Claims & Features
- Two ways to mount: suction cup and vent mounting
- Works with all cellular phones and smart phones
- Strong enough to hold tablets
- 360-degree pivoting head
- Magnetic hold and suction cup release easily
- Suction cup mounts on any smooth, hard, flat surface
You can get Handi Holder from the official website for $19.99 + $5.95 P&H. You can’t opt out of the double offer, which adds a second unit for another $5.95 P&H. This brings your total order to $31.89 for two units.
You can find Handi Holder in stores, typically in the “As Seen on TV” section, for about $13.
Handi Holder Review
Handi Holder (sometimes stylized as “HandiHolder”) is a mount for smart phones and tablets. Featuring a magnetic head and two mounting plates, it can work with almost any cell phone, smart phone, or tablet. There are two mounting options: suction cup and vent mounts. The magnetic head features a 360-degree pivot, so you can turn your device upright or on its side without worrying about it falling over.
You’ve probably seen older As Seen on TV phone holders, such as GripGo, which were met with lukewarm consumer reviews. The makers of Handi Holder appear to have fixed some of the issues that have plagued previous phone holders advertised on TV, such as that of a long, weak arm. I found that the locking suction cup holds well if the surface is smooth, flat, and hard. Textured surfaces don’t seem to fare as well, which in my case meant my dashboard didn’t hold. The magnet should keep your device in place. That said, you may want to experiment with the product’s ability to hold your device before hanging your expensive tablet over a bathtub as shown in the advertising. The magnet may not grip your device as well as a common spring-loaded holder, but it offers more convenience when placing it or removing it from Handi Holder.
What I don’t like about Handi Holder is that the two plates included use a permanent adhesive, which means you can’t transfer it to other devices. It will also leave a residue on your device (or case) if you choose to remove it. I also found that the rectangular plate (with the smaller adhesive) didn’t work at all.
I like that you can use it as a suction or a vent mount, and this is a feature that most competitors do not offer. The magnetic holder isn’t necessarily a positive or a negative. Some consumers prefer more secure spring-loaded holders, while others like the ability to quickly attach or remove a device to a magnet.
In my tests, the vent mount held up quite well, while the dashboard mount didn’t hold at all.
Handi Holder works pretty well as a desk mount, as long as the surface is very smooth. Although it is now available in stores, Handi Holder has remained under the radar in popularity and brand recognition.
Depending on how you use it, Handi Holder may or may not suit your needs. Be sure to watch my video below as I demonstrate the product.
If you’re primarily looking for a vent mount, you may want to consider the $8 WizGear Air Vent Mount, which has a 4.4 star rating among over 10,000 reviews.
One of the highest rated and top selling suction car mounts is the iOttie Easy One Touch 2, which costs about $20 and has a 4.3 star rating among over 23,000 reviews.
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