Review by Tina Koyama
At first I thought this would be the world’s shortest product review in which I say: This is the cutest phone holder ever! [End of review.] But I’ll say a bit more so that you get your reading’s worth.
In fact, this shiba inu dog not only holds your phone – it also holds your earbuds. If dogs aren’t your thing, the Lihit Lab Smart Fit PuniLabo Earphone Holder ($11.25) is also available as a black cat, a pink pig, a brown bear, a gray cat and a panda. All are adorable!
When one hand is holding a fork or a sandwich, it’s easier to view and scroll a phone upright than flat on a table. I have been wanting something to prop my phone up at an angle when I’m scrolling through a snack or lunch. I think the PuniLabo holds the phone at a better angle when it’s horizontal. I tend to use my phone vertically, and I think I’d prefer it if it leaned back a bit further. It works well either way, though. I’ve shown it here with my husband’s Samsung Galaxy S10, which is slightly thinner than my Galaxy S20. Both fit easily into the slot. Even a chunky old phone would fit.
I would have bought this even if it had only one function, but it has two. The PuniLabo opens with a squeeze like a coin purse, revealing a compartment for your earbuds. Hidden magnets secure the opening but release easily. I didn’t even know the magnets were there until the short ballchain that comes with it kept sticking to the opening! The ballchain goes through the loophole for hanging from your bag or whatnot.
It’s functional and adorable. Nuff said?