What if your iPhone case could stick to just about anything?
The Anti-Gravity iPhone case from Mega Tiny Corporation is one of the most unique — and uniquely useful — iPhone cases I’ve ever tested.
Basically, it will stick to any smooth surface. Think glass, whiteboards, metal, kitchen cabinets and stuff like that.
That means you can stick your phone to a cabinet or a microwave to read a recipe while you cook or you could stick your phone to a large computer monitor while you work.
This is one of those accessories that takes some imagination to figure out why you would need it in the first place. It seems like it would be really useful but finding a real-world scenario where that is the case is kind of hard to do.
That said — how well does it work?
The answer is that it works really well on some surfaces and really badly on others. When you stick it to a perfectly smooth surface like glass it’s almost like it’s glued in place. It’s a really strong bond — even with gravity working against it.
On the other hand it can’t stick to more porous surfaces like a textured wall.
In testing though I got it to stick to some interesting surfaces including plastic, wood and vinyl which was pretty cool.
When you’re holding the case in your hand, it’s kind of sticky. The back feels a little bit like its coated with Scotch tape that lost most of it’s stickiness. You can definitely get used to it, but it’s kind of distracting and definitely noticeable. The packaging material recommends cleaning off the case about once per week. I got enough gunk stuck to the back during testing that I’d say you’re going to want to wash it off more often than that. The case’s stickiness when you’re not trying to stick it to something is it’s biggest (and really the only) drawback, but not one that would keep me from recommending this case to someone who would find it beneficial.
While a businessperson might put this case to good use in lieu of a mount or holder, the killer use case is probably taking hands-free selfies.
I will admit that there are plenty of times I’ve found this case useful where I never thought I would such as sticking it onto my steering wheel while parked and making a call on speakerphone.
In terms of phone protection I’d say it’s a pretty sturdy case that doesn’t add too much bulk or weight. I dropped my phone a few times while filming this video and it came through just fine.
As with any specialty case it excels at one particular thing. If your thing is being able to stick your case to all kinds of different surfaces, I see no reason not to jump in.