I was intrigued when I was approached and asked if I’d like to write about the Goo.ey. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out how on Earth it would work. To be honest, I still don’t understand but it certainly does what it claims!
So what is the Goo.ey, apart from a product with a bizarre name? It’s essentially a polyurethane strip that you stick on the back of your smartphone or tablet computer. It’s completely smooth to the touch, but stick it on a window, mirror, ceramic surface or laminated surface and it holds your smartphone / tablet in place with an amazingly strong grip, freeing up your hands.
It was sold to me as a way of holding an iPad in place so a child could use it while doing homework or watching a film. I confess I haven’t used it for this purpose at all. I can see it as being really useful while using Skype or Facetime or, as my wife regularly does, while cooking and following a recipe on a tablet.
When in use, both surfaces must be clean. If they aren’t, the adhesive qualities will be impaired. The other thing I noticed is that the surface you’re sticking on to must be completely flat. I discovered this the hard way when I stuck my phone to the window of my car. It stayed in place for a couple of minutes before tumbling to the floor.
I think this would be useful product. I still don’t understand how it works, but it does!
Expect to pay £17.99 for an iPad Goo.ey. For more info and to buy go to http://gooeyskins.com.