In recent months there have been so many times I wished I had a stand for my iPhone handy. Watching Netflix while traveling, wanting to see the info on an open app more easily while working at my desk and for FaceTime calls to name a few off the top of my head. The funny thing is I have several iPhone stands laying around the house! But I don’t end up using them much because they usually aren’t very compatible with whatever case my iPhone happens to be wearing. And so began the hunt for what looked like the best iPhone stand case I could find online. This led me to the Moshi Kameleon which, during testing, performed efficiently.
The Moshi Kameleon ($54.95 on Amazon) is a dependable iPhone case that features a built-in stand that performs it’s core function very well but has a few things I can gripe about, although none of them would keep me from recommending the case.
Let’s start with the stand functionality because that is the main reason why a person would want to buy this case. If the stand doesn’t work well, the rest of the features are useless. Fortunately the stand works great. I’d call it awesome. It can be setup both horizontally and vertically; the horizontal mode is obviously great for watching movies and the vertical mode works great as a desk stand.
When you are not using the stand, it folds flat against the back of the case and doesn’t get in the way. When the stand is folded I don’t even notice that it’s there when I’m holding the phone. The kickstand itself made from a nice metal and has two parts; a base that holds the stand in place on the case and a leg (the part that sticks out). A hinge connects the two.
Opening and closing the stand is easy to do—you can stick a fingernail underneath to lift it off, but you don’t have to. I found I was able to get enough leverage with a thumb or a finger (or both simultaneously). The stand makes a satisfying click when it opens or closes. The leg seems fairly sturdy, though it’s got a bit of a tiny wobble, or maybe you could say there is some give if you try to jostle it. I’m not at all worried about it coming apart or ...