We prefer to watch films on the largest possible screen, but sometimes you are still dependent on your phone.

With these tips, you can put your smartphone down firmly, even if you don't have a real kickstand with you.

Do you have a long train journey ahead of you or do you have to kill time?

Watching movies and series on your phone is an ideal solution, but you don't want to hold your smartphone in your hands all the time.

Fortunately, there are a number of items that you can use as standard if you don't have a real one.


The easiest option is glasses, for example your sunglasses, 3D glasses from the cinema or your regular glasses (if you don't already need them to see the screen well).

Fold the legs in half and place the glasses upside down on the table.

Your phone can now rest perfectly against the inverted legs, with the back against the glasses.

Simple, yet effective.


Do you have AirPods or other wireless earbuds with such a charging case?

Good news: that case works surprisingly well for holding your phone up.

If you open the cover and place it on the table, you can balance your smartphone on the cover.

It is a little bit unstable, so be careful.

Especially if you have a large model phone, it can slip off.

So don't accidentally bump your knee against the table.

cassette tape

Do you prefer a retro look?

Then look around your house to see if you have any old cassette tapes lying around.

Their cases are excellent phone holders.

All you have to do is open the case and place it on the table.

Your smartphone fits best in upright position, then it slides into the hole where the strap normally sits.

But you can also let it lean very well on the edge of the case.


Do you perhaps have a plastic card in your wallet that you no longer need?

For example, from an expired health insurance or a gym membership that you have already canceled?

With a little creative folding you can make a fairly sturdy stand.

Fold the card in half first, so that it can already stand reasonably well.

Then fold a small edge on one of the two halves where your phone can rest.

If you have trouble folding, you can use the edge of the table or a ruler to make a good fold.

Make sure you take a suitable card that is a bit flexible and not too thick, otherwise it will break in half.

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