Gadgets

A simple yet useful gadget for video calls

Because many of us are stuck in our homes, as a result, all our meetings with friends and family, working from home, are done through video calls – webinars have become a way of life. I see many, especially the elderly, struggling to hold their phone for long or holding it in a wrong angle – in family Zoom calls you only see their hair or their nostrils :-)

This simple device (Mobile Phone Adjustable/Foldable holder) will help a lot. The model in the picture is made out of Aluminium, it cost about Rs.700 in Amazon. You can get a cheaper model for Rs.150 – 250, depending on the build quality. Get one like this that is adjustable on two axes and has a gap to allow the power cable for charging. Ensure the one which is sturdy and made out of metal – the plastic ones are unstable, so avoid them.

This model I showed is available in Amazon & Flipkart, but if you are in COVID-19 Red Zones like Chennai, then you can get it in your nearest mobile store. Borrowing the idea, you can improvise one yourself too – there are plenty of DIY videos on how to do one with just packing cardboard box and glue, like this one in YouTube.

Aluminum Mobile Phone Adjustable Foldable Holder Stand for All Tablet and Smartphones
Aluminum Mobile Phone Adjustable Foldable Holder Stand for All Tablet and Smartphones

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