Reviewed by David Ashworth
In a busy household with three kids and multiple phones, tablets, consoles and devices it can be difficult to keep track of things. It can be so easy to forget to charge your mobile phone or the kids tablets or even remember where you left your X-box or PlayStation controller whilst you’re making dinner and the kids are desperately wanting to play a game before they settle in for the evening. Trust me I speak from experience. In fact, in our house sometimes the only solitude I can get as a parent is that brief period when I’m knocking up dinner for the kids after a busy day at school and put on some YouTube to play some music or videos. It can literally be the one thing that keeps you sane, but unfortunately it comes with its own share of problems, particularly trying to prop your phone up against the nearest solid surface so your hands are free but you can still watch whilst you’re working. Of course, this never works and that familiar smack of the phone hitting the kitchen floor or work surface is soon to follow.
Why, oh why can’t someone make an appealing, sturdy and practical solution to hold my devices for me?
Lucky for me, someone has answered my prayers!
The Phone and Controller Holder from Cable Guys is exactly the solution I’ve been looking for. Each figure stands at about eight inches tall and comes attacked to a solid round base. They are beautifully painted and come in a huge array of popular figures, all officially licenced from studios such as Disney, Marvel and Sega plus many more. This means you can have Mickey Mouse holding your phone or Sonic and Tails sharing the weight of your console control pads. Iron Man can keep your tablets safe from the threats of the Marvel universe and you can even use the force to make a storm trooper from Star Wars hold your television remote.
Each figure looks exactly like the character and are designed to not only hold your electronics, but you can lean and adjust them in the arms of each figure for the optimum viewing angle when watching videos or listening to music.
The Cable Guys Phone and Controller Holders make for great collectibles as well as practical storage and hands-free solutions for a vast array of electronic devices (that said they could literally be used to hold anything from your keys to your post). On top of that, each figurine comes with an extra-long two metre type C USB charging cable, making the holders an excellent place to charge your phones and devices without having to worry about them slipping or being knocked off a precarious perch. This is particularly handy for me as my phone has a very temperamental charging slot and the slightest knock can stop it charging without anyone even noticing.
As I previously mentioned, the Phone and Controller Holders come in a huge variety of fully licenced characters. If your teenager is a big fan of Deadpool, they’ve got you covered. A fan of classic gaming? Sonic, Mario, Crash Bandicoot or Ryu from Street Fighter are at your disposal. Or maybe Sci-fi is your thing? Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers are literally waiting for your call to the Dark Side. That’s one of the greatest things about these Cable Guy Phone and Controller Holders, there’s literally something for everyone regardless of age, gender but everyone can get a great deal of use out of them or taste making them a fantastic gift idea.
I have to admit I never knew how much I needed one of these until I actually tried it, but now I have one I absolutely love it. It’s such a simple idea but also such a practical one! It holds just about anything I could want to put on it and is a handy place to store my devices to keep them tidy but on full display.
A fantastic product, great appearance and quality and such a simple and functional premise.
Available to buy from www.zavvi.com.