Why the PopSocket Is the Best Tech Accessory of 2019

The PopSocket officially made its debut in 2014 and has since grown into a worldwide sensation. Read on to see why it's the best tech accessory of 2019 and why you need one ASAP. Seriously, it's life changing.

Why You Need a PopSocket

According to its website, the earliest version of the PopSocket came about in 2010 when founder David Barnett glued two buttons on the back of his phone to prevent his earbuds from getting tangled. More than 60 prototypes were made (each more effective and stylish than the last), and after a successful KickStarter campaign, the PopSocket was born. Since the product launched, Barnett has sold over 40 million PopSockets worldwide and has changed the game for phone accessories.

PopSockets usually range anywhere from $10 to $15 at almost any retailer, making them affordable and easy to find. This little accessory is much more than just a convenient way to grip your phone and avoid a cracked screen (we've all been there). Once you attach the PopSocket, you no longer have to awkwardly prop up your phone against a lamp or backpack to stream your favorite shows. Stick the u-shaped PopSocket on your phone to keep earbuds tangle-free, or place it on the dashboard of your car to make using the GPS on your phone safer and more efficient.

Functionality is key, but it doesn't get better than practical tech accessories that are also stylish. If the unique 3-D shapes, solid colors, or bright patterns don't appeal to your aesthetic, you have the option to create a custom PopSocket that's still only $15. The PopSocket is compatible with almost any device—iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung, among others—and because it's so versatile and easy to use, we imagine its popularity will last well into 2020 and beyond.

To Buy: $10; amazon.com