About PopSockets

In 2014, David Barnett—a philosophy professor in Boulder, Colorado—glued two huge, ugly buttons on the back of his phone to solve the age-old problem of the tangled earbud cord. Sixty prototypes later, the PopSockets grip was born—an expandable, collapsible grip and stand for your phone that could still be used to tame the tangle. The business has grown from David’s garage to having offices in Boulder, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Helsinki. To date, over 50 million PopSockets grips have been sold globally.

PopSockets exists to change the world for the better.


Better with innovative, magical, products, tools, and community-empowered activism.

There is no brand in the world like PopSockets. Every experience with PopSockets is part of an enhanced human connection with the potential to link people together around the world.

A grip, stand, wrap, and more...

Add a single PopSocket, or a pair of PopSockets, to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. PopSockets "pop" whenever you need a grip, a stand, an earbud-management system, or just something to play with.

The PopSockets Mount

Want to go hands-free? Our PopSockets mount is the answer. Simply attach it to any vertical surface, like your car dashboard, and slide your PopSockets grip into it. Mission accomplished.

Change the world for the better.

Only PopSockets empowers socially engaged consumers with mobile lifestyle accessories that enhance mobile functionality, enable self-expression, and improve human connection through Poptivism. Find out more here.