Motorola Flip Stand will hold any tablet or smartphone, and look stylish doing so.

I have to be honest: there haven’t been a whole lot of universal smartphone and tablet stands that have excited me. For the price, maybe; but none have really made me want to jump up and say “I want that.”

But Motorola seems to have come up with quite the simple option of their own. They’re calling it the Flip Stand, and it’s available for $30 at particular retailers.

It gets its name from a flipping mechanism that will allow you to extend a pair of “arms” to hold a smartphone horizontally, or to collapse those arms and use the base of it as a stand for a tablet or to hold a smartphone vertically.

It does come with a “smart” charging cable, but unless you have a compatible Motorola device it really is just a USB charger. If you do happen to have a compatible Motorola device — like the DROID M or likely any other future smartphone or tablet they may come out with — the cable will allow you to automatically launch a dock application.

For $30 it’s not a bad deal whether you have a Motorola smartphone or not. Head to Amazon if you’re interested. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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  • james ortiz

    is it for the car?

    • jfelts

      No, just for your desktop.

  • Crimsonshadow774

    I do need a new one since I just bought an S3.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Looks like it will tip over easily.

  • Rod

    Looks cool but Amazon has it listed for $39.99 , it also has the colors red/white listed in the description not the black shown in the picture???

  • Jeb

    So this is what they’ve been working on instead of ICS for the Bionic.

    • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

      The Bionic? Dude get rid of that p.o.s.

  • http://twitter.com/Patfactorx David Pat

    I would buy this for $5 and am waiting for an Asian OEM to make it at that price =op

  • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

    GiqueGEAR Smartphone Case + Stand +Wallet = $24.95 http://www.giquegear.com :-)

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    Why cant these great selling cell phones get great accessories to go along. I hate not having a good phone desk dock of car dock for my S3. Makes me a sad panda.

  • Jeff4748

    it’s shocking to me that you guys haven’t made a review of the Flygrip yet, honestly the best accessory I’ve used on a smartphone in my opinion! Quentyn or Chris or Rob please do some research on Flygrip, it definitely doesn’t disappoint, I’ve heard of it 1st from the developer QBKING77 on YouTube, it’s an accessory that serves as both a horizontal/vertical handstand and more, bit pricey but it’s definitely worth it