26 Configurations can get confusing, so let's take a closer look at exactly how and why you might want to use the Cellfy 26.
Let's starts with the process of taking self-photos with this product by attaching the mount to a smooth glass surface. For more info on how to take self-photos using the recommended apps CLICK HERE.
Firstly, the Cellfy 26 mount contains multiple interchangeable suction cups which can be removed if needed. The medium cups are designed to be attached to a smooth surface, while the mini cups are intended to be attached to the screen of the device. The medium cups have release tabs that must be used to release the mount from the glass surface, while the mini cups will simply release from the surface by pulling the device down and away from the mount.
The step-by-step process is as follows:
- Attached the Cellfy 26 mount to a smooth glass surface via larger cups
- Set a timer, time lapse, or record video
- Firmly push the device onto the outward facing mini suction cups
- Step back and pose, by yourself, or in a group
It is important to understand that this mount will work with most any smartphone device and any tablet device. There are a total of 7 mini suction cup slots at the front of the mount, the three central mini cups are intended for use with a smartphone, while the 4 outer cups near the edges are intended for a tablet. For shorter term operations, you can use the 4 outer cups, but for longer term operations such as video you can use all 7 cups. These cups each provide one pound of holding force onto the device, so small children will likely have a hard time removing the device from the mount.
Hands-Free Screen Viewing
So, this mount will also allow you to attach a tablet device for hands-free screen viewing using the 7 mini suction cup at the front of the mount. But, not all devices have a smooth outer case to allow sufficient suction for this use. It is important to understand that the suction cups require a perfectly smooth surface to maintain a long term hold. The Samsung tablets have a smooth surface, but the iPad does not. To accomplish the necessary surface there are a variety of options:
- Purchase a device with smooth surface (Samsung tablets have this)
- Purchase a smooth case for your device (see example for iPad HERE)
- Purchase an Invisible Shield for your device (InvisiShield)
- Apply a basic screen protector to your device, which is included with the purchase of the accessory bag. Must cut to fit your device and install. The process to apply on the back is the same as for the screen. See instructional video HERE
This simple mechanism will allow you to prop up a tablet device for hands-free use around the house, or the office. For this, we recommend using the 6 larger suction cups to maintain a long term hold. Again, we recommend that the device have a smooth surface, or use one of the recommended methods to accomplish this.
The kickstand clips into place in two different configurations, either in a vertical orientation, or horizontal orientation. The kickstand can also be stored on the back side of the mount while not in use. Due to the design of the kickstand, you can obtain a multitude of different viewing angles while using the Cellfy 26 with your tablet. See a few of them below.
Elastic Strap Attachment
Now things start to get a little more interesting. The kickstand attachment knobs on the main platform (round pins) also provide a location to attach an elastic strap. This simple mechanism will allow you to attach the Cellfy 26 mount to the headrest in an automobile for hands-free use to watch movies. For this, we recommend using the 7 mini suction cups to allow you to easily pull the device off of the mount when done. Again, we recommend that the device have a smooth surface. Use any of the three slots along each side of the main platform. Simply insert one side of the strap, push it down into the slot until the other side inserts into the slot. The straps are adjustable to allow this attachment to fit onto a variety of different headrest designs.
Cording & Lock Attachment
Moving on, we'll finally discuss the very simple but effective cording loop and lock. Each corner of the main platform has a small slot opening with two circular nodes. This provides a location at which to insert the cording material, use any two corners. This simple mechanism will allow you to attach the Cellfy 26 mount to the back of a seat in an automobile, airplane, bus, or spaceship. We recommend using the 7 mini suction cups to allow you to easily pull the device off of the mount when done. Use the adjustable cord locking mechanism to obtain the desired height for using your tablet. This configuration also requires the use of the kickstand, which provides the viewing angle.
This configuration is great for reading, surfing the web, playing games on your tablet and so much more.
What Else Can This Thing Do?
Well, let's say you like to carry your tablet around, but are always worried you'll drop it. Try attaching the suction cups at the rear of the tablet, then string the cording attachment through the slots, adjust the cord lock to the desired size, and viola, you have an easy way to maintain a good hold on your device.
Send us an email and let us know what unique configurations and uses you come up with! Remember, the suction cups are detachable, so you can store them in the accessory bag when you're not using them. Also, do not use the suction cups on frozen surfaces, or in temperatures below freezing. The suction cups are ineffective in extreme cold weather environments.
Take another peak at the demonstration video to get a clear understanding of how the mount operates on smooth surfaces. It's super easy! Use #Cellfy when sharing pictures on social media that were taken with Cellfy products.