Thursday, March 22, 2012

product review + giveaway: zhip a dee doo dah

awhile back i received a zhip (pronounced "zip"), a stand for small electronics (ipod, smart phone, etc) for use, well, anywhere.

  • to secure your phone or ipod to cardio equipment at the gym
  • to entertain young passengers on car trips (hangs on the back of a headrest)
  • as a countertop stand to display a recipe while cooking
i think it's a nifty invention and so far seems to have decent quality. there are two padded "handles" that hold your phone in place, a 3-ft retractable zip cord that holds your phone and the stand to whatever you want to hang it on, and a built-in desktop stand.



while the padded handles held my phone in place in the stand, i could still slide it a little if i tugged on it. i am not concerned about my phone slipping out of the stand because i had to use some effort, but i did notice that it slid a little.


the zhip is claimed to be 100% unbreakable. i haven't tried running over it with the car or dropping it from a skyscraper, but it is still in one piece (and you know how my iphones fare). perhaps apple should make their products from polycarbonate too. i was nervous when trying to unhook the blue clip from some of the positions because it was pretty securely stuck in there and i was afraid it might break off, but so far so good.

overall, the zhip is a good, versatile product if you're looking for an easy and inexpensive way to turn your smart phone or portable music player into a mini-entertainment system.

it's reasonably priced at $14.95 and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee (i receive no kickback, aka $0.00, on any sales generated).

but you can win one here!

just leave a comment telling me where you could use a little zhip in your life. simple.

* giveaway open until tuesday, march 27th at midnight, eastern time.
* one winner will be chosen at random.
* i received a zhip from the brand company in exchange for sharing my thoughts on the product.
* i receive no compensation for this review, giveaway, or from any sales generated.
* the giveaway is done at my own expense because i love you guys.
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19 comments :

  1. Looks like a nifty little gadget... I wonder if it would be possible to strap my iPhone on my bike handlebars somehow with this thing???

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  2. Seems like a handy (or handfree) little device. I would use it in the kitchen and when I'm trying to share you tube videos with the husband. :)

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  3. Nifty contraption! Actually it's my husband who could use some zhip in his life :) He has his phone, keys, wallet, etc. strewn on the kitchen table that I would prefer he keep his phone and other things more organized!

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  4. That's cool.....I'd use it for holding my phone upright to see my KB timer easier than having to just lean it up against something!

    Pick me, Pick me, Pick me!

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  5. I suppose that I could use it for one of my mp3 players dating back a few years. I don't have an iphone or anything like that. (yet) But for my mp3 player at the gym would be great or in the car behind the headrest since it plays movies.

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  6. I am often on top of skyscrapers with nothing to throw, so I could use the zhip! LMAO...........

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  7. definitely the treadmill! That is pretty cool!

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  8. I might would use it on my bike when I have to get on the trainer. But I would for sure use it when I'm out to dinner with my wife and my two year wants to watch Barney on Netflix.

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  9. Looks like a handy little thing, this Zhip! Especially while hanging out by the pool drinking umbrella drinks! The season is upon us!!!

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  10. This would be great for watching movies and vidcasts on the treadmill. I've knocked my iPhone off so many times I can't even keep track. One of these days I just know I'm going to step on it.

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  11. I think you should be receiving kickbacks.

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    1. i'd need a pretty high commission rate in order to get anywhere, they can't afford me.

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  12. I like the idea of using it for recipes and on the treadmill.
    It's bad that I want to try to see if I can break this right?...

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    1. um no. i was tempted to, but had to resist! if you win you will have to report back on it's destructibility :)

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  13. Can I win an iPhone instead? And not one of your old broken ones...

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    1. but i'm having a blowout sale on broken iphones right now!

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  14. OK.
    I would like to win a zhip to see if it makes my phone waterproof.

    And nice to see you out and about.
    Whatever happened with that troll theft? (It was a troll right?)

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  15. So cool but I don't need any more electronics in my life to break and distroy...what's with the troll theft?

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