Video Review: The MOS Kick is a Versatile Stand for Your iPhone

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    There are dozens if not hundreds of iPhone stands on the market, but every once in awhile, there's one that sets itself apart with a unique form or a rich set of features. The MOS Kick falls into the latter category, offering a stand, screwdriver, bottle opener and tripod connector in a portable package.

    Developed by the MOS team that's created several other popular products like the MOS Reach power outlet and the MOS cable organizer, the MOS Kick is made from metal so it can withstand being carried on a backpack or in a pocket.


    We went hands-on with a prototype (hence the small bit of rust) of the MOS Kick and found it to be a convenient stand. It works with any smartphone because it includes adjustable silicone pads that hold a device in place. It's able to mount on a tripod with its 1/4" threaded hole, and it has a couple little tools for when you're in a pinch -- a bottle opener and a flat head screwdriver.

    Since it's all metal, it's heavy enough to hold an iPhone up on any surface, and when attached to something like a GorillaPod, it's usable in a wide range of situations. On the downside, the MOS Kick is priced a bit high, but it's a handy way to take advantage of some of the iPhone's camera features that require the phone to be still, like time-lapse.

    The MOS Kick can be purchased from the MOS website for $24.95.

    Article Link: Video Review: The MOS Kick is a Versatile Stand for Your iPhone
     
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    Will MacRumors divulge how much money they're making on these ads disguised as reviews?
     
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    Zero. $0. Not any. None. We receive zero money from reviews. This is a review, not an "ad disguised as a review." We don't do paid posts on MacRumors. Period.
     
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    My favorite iPhone stand is the Kenu Stance. Fits nicely in my pocket. Works both landscape and portrait.

    One major advantage this MOS Kick has is the ability to attach to a tripod. Not bad.
     
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    $25 seems a bit steep for something like this.
     
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    Kenu Stance is my personal favorite too, for its portability. Also like the GorillaPods because you can stick them almost anywhere. MOS Kick is nice because you can pair it with a GorillaPod if you have one of the camera-only ones with a tripod mount.
     
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    I wonder, can you can use two of them to hold up an iPad?
     
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    I don't understand why people like you continually question Macrumors' integrity. When I see a review article the last thing I think of "Oh this must be a paid for ad". I actually appreciate when they do publish reviews. It helps me make a better educated decision. Or at the very least do some more research on a product that I otherwise may not have even know existed.

    Maybe you should find a different rumors site where everyone just sings kumbaya and praises Apple like a God and only publishes glowing reviews of Apple products.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Donoban, May 22, 2015
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    Maybe they make money from affiliate links? Who knows, there has to be some type of motivation behind these, the increase in reviews and stupid how to posts have been a recent phenomenon.

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    It's a rumours site right? Now it's a review and how to site. Lolz. I think the front page has gone down in recent times but the forums are as colourful as ever.
     
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    Rumors is just a part of what this site is. It's a tech site that is Apple focused. And it's been that way for a long time now. As far as I see a review of a product is not a conflict interest so why mention it to begin with.

    I personally don't read or comment on anything that doesn't interest me. More people should try that as it works remarkably well and allows one to focus on things that they are interested in. Maybe then we'll get less asinine comments like the one I originally replied to.

    As for the MOS Kick...it's definitely something that's going to find a spot in my camera bag. It's a very nice little tool to have. I never heard of these guys before but looks like I'll be ordering a few of their products.
     
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    Yes, but the one we received for review was a prototype and not a final version.
     
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    This thing is actually pretty cool though I'm unsure about 25$, it would be an insta buy if it was 15$
     
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    $25 is expensive?? For a solid metal multipurpose stand that works with any iPhone? Seems cheap to me...

    On the other hand, how tight do you have to screw it to get a good grip, what are the chances of it sliding out, and what are the chances of some idiot tightening it too much and doing some damage?
     
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    It's a sign that readership has decreased with more and more similar websites popping up that have fresher layouts and earlier information (note how a lot of the front-page items are regurgitations of rumors already reported elsewhere or articles about other people's articles).

    I've seen others complaining about how-to articles about the simplest things (the type of stuff that people visiting rumor/fan sites would already know). Also, watch for more moderators' warnings now that you said something negative about the site :) .
     
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    Rule of thumb:

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    I, for one, like the reviews. As one poster noted earlier, it gives info and insight on products I may (or may not) find useful. Please keep it up. After all, as another poster noted, we only have to read the stuff that interests us. This one interested me while others may not. My choice. I like choice.

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    Seems like a solid product, I'd definitely be interested in that. Now if only MacRumors would recommend an Ambidextrous Banjo Tuner to fulfill all my needs.
     
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    How stable is it with a 6+? Does having a case on your phone affect how well it can grip?
     
  21. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Looks like a nice little stand and the price is fair being all metal.
     
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    Just like you did here by singing kumbaya and praising MacRumors like a God and only publishing glowing reviews of pointless articles?

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