Whether you’re using your phone to chat, stream, read, or game in bed, the best phone holders for bed free up your hands for more comfortable use. The best style and size for you really depends on what you'll be using your phone for and what kind of bedside setup you’re working with. That said, top-rated phone holders are always made from sturdy materials, utilize grippy rubber or silicone to prevent your phone from slipping, and allow you to adjust the viewing angle so you can always look at your phone in comfort. Any phone holder you choose should also be compatible with your specific phone model (case included), so check the measurements provided by the manufacturer before you buy.
There are a three types of phone holders that are well-suited for in-bed use to consider:
- A gooseneck phone holder holds your phone at the end of a long, flexible neck that makes it easy to tweak the angle of your phone. These often secure to your headboard or bedside furniture with clamps or brackets so you'll want to make sure your furniture isn't too thick to fit.
- A cell phone stand props your phone up for easy viewing and sits on a flat surface like a nightstand or even your bed. If you want to easily charge your phone in the stand, some models have open backs for unobstructed access to the charging port.
- A neck-mount holder can be worn around the neck like a necklace, which means you can easily shift around or even get up while still having a clear view of your phone. Since it’s a device you wear and use mostly hands-free, look for padding at the neck for comfort.
Whether you prefer to keep your phone on the nightstand or headboard, these phone mounts and stands provide options for using your device without holding it in your hand.
1. A Super-Adjustable Gooseneck Phone Mount
This gooseneck phone mount with more than 31,000 Amazon reviews and an overall 4.5-star rating is an easy-to-adjust option that attaches to a headboard or bedside furniture. The clamp mount mechanism is covered in protective silicone to prevent slipping and damage to your furniture and expands to fit surfaces that are up to 2.36 inches wide. The neck is 33.4 inches long, made of hardy aluminum, and is extremely flexible (you can bend and twist it into place). There's a clip-like hinge on the end of the neck that's fitted with rubber to protect your phone and keep it in place, and the bracket attached to the phone cradle has a 360-degree range so you can rotate it any way you like.
This universal mount should be compatible with most phones between 4 inches and 6.5 inches long that are up to 3.9 inches wide. Choose from three color options.
According to one Amazon reviewer: “This is great if you’re lazy and like to lay in bed and watch videos. You can attach it to your bed frame and have the phone at eye level so great! The arm is a little stiff at first but becomes very adjustable once you get some use on it. Great product and has a big grip so able to attach to most surfaces with a ledge.”
2. A Bedside Phone Stand With Charging Port Access
With more than 38,000 Amazon reviews and an overall rating of 4.8 stars, this popular cell phone stand is a budget-friendly, simple, and sturdy solution for keeping your phone propped up on a bedside table — and charging it at the same time, thanks to an open-back design. This stand is made of aluminum alloy and has protective rubber cushioning on the bottom and on the phone cradle. Most 4- to 8-inch-tall phones will fit inside this stand — with or without cases no thicker than 0.55 inches. One thing to note, though, is that larger phones of 6 inches or taller will be most stable when the stand is rotated to landscape mode.
This stand supports phone tilting for more comfortable viewing. While the manufacturer doesn't offer specifics about the tilting range, most Amazon reviewers report that it’s easy to adjust and stays put while doing so. It's available in several shades, both bright and neutral.
According to one Amazon reviewer: “I love this stand. I use it everywhere, probably should buy another, but it’s also so easy to carry around the house. I love using it in the kitchen when looking at recipes and on my desk while working on the computer from home. Also works great on my nightstand for listening to podcasts or watching a show in bed, and when my alarm goes off in the morning it’s propped up right there. Highly recommend.”
3. A Hands-Free Neck Phone Holder REPLACE
If you're interested in the ultimate relaxed, hands-free solution, this neck phone holder is a comfortable pillow and cell phone holder all in one. The pillow is made of soft crystal Velboa material and keeps your neck rested in a healthy position while the holder protects your eyesight by keeping your phone at an appropriate length away from your face. You can adjust the angle with the 360 degree rotatable clip on the holder. The lazy gooseneck pillow is also perfect for travel.
Most Amazon reviewers report that this holder is truly hands free and is perfect for when you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy entertainment on your phone. This gadget is available in three colors, works with devices ranging in same from 5.5 to 11 inches, and has an overall rating of 4.3 stars.
According to one Amazon reviewer: “I have tried so many phone holders that did not do the job for me. This one is fantastic. It has a very soft neck holder and I can really be hands-free with this.”
4. A Fan-Favorite Cell Phone Stand For Less Than $10
This foldable cell phone stand is pocket-size, super affordable, and quite popular on Amazon, with more than 38,000 reviews and an overall rating of 4.7 stars. It’s made of tough plastic and comes with silicone strips on the bottom and in the phone cradle for protection and stability. You shouldn't have trouble fitting your device in this portable stand, which supports most phones measuring 4 to 7.9 inches diagonally that are under 0.55 inches thick (including the case). Place this on a nightstand or even a firm mattress and tweak the viewing angle by rotating a metal gear that adjusts the stand from 30 degrees to 100 degrees. Choose from black or white models.
According to one Amazon reviewer: “I love this thing. It has become a staple to my nighttime routine since I have anxiety and like to watch livestreams before I go to bed. I just set it up on my bedside table with my phone on the charger and fall asleep. It is adjustable so you can have it pretty upright and are able to see/watch videos while laying in bed. I highly recommend it!.”
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