kickstand, best feature?


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  1. 3001

    3001 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol.

    interestingly enough, this weekend the feature i found most people liking on my EVO was the kickstand. Such a simple feature too. My buddy has the droid X he got at the launch party, and we compared phones, and the kickstand is really what stood out. hah, it made my friend a little pissed cuz he's stuck on verizon! lol

    it's a really awesome feature, and funny enough beyond for a few other things, it's what people pick up on mostly, beyond for the large screen and slick design.

    I'm waiting for more phone manufacturers to really take into consideration design like HTC is.

    motorola phones tend to look like garbage, so do samsungs...nasty...:eek:
     

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    Caloy Well-Known Member

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    I can live without a kickstand in favor of a bigger battery. Don't get me wrong, the kickstand is great but I think a bigger battery is even better.
     
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    3001 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    what about that $9 2000 mAh battery that was posted b4? 500 more mah could be quite signifcant, no?:)
     
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    Does anyone actually use the kickstand for anything? I play around with it but if has no actually useful function for me.
     
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    edlex Well-Known Member

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    I've only been using the phone for 5 days but I haven't opened the kickstand once yet. Good to know that it's there just in case though. ;)
     
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    Well, it saved me from buying a desk dock. I just stand the phone up on my desk with the kickstand so I can easily see the notification light, check my phone, etc.

    I will be using it even more once rockplayer gets better. Being able to just toss a few video files on the SD card and head off to work will mean lunchtime goes by much quicker :cool:
     
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Protects the back camera, completely useful for Skype-to-Skype videochats, speakerphone calls, watching anything whatsoever, leveraged grip while holding in landscape position...

    It's really, really ok to put the phone once in a while, mmmk? ;)

    And that whole desk clock thing? I walked into an office that was enemy territory - laffers with that other phone. Put up my desk clock so we could track our time - the laffing stopped.

    Doubles as fun propaganda.
     
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    Youtube is ok..........when the netflix app comes out you will see how useful it is
     
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    Streaming IHeartRadio right now listening to Stephen A :D

    Very convenient
     
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    Braaainz Well-Known Member

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    i agree, it is the feature that separates the evo from the pack.

    I use it all the time.
     
  11. Minjin

    Minjin Well-Known Member

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    I use it for listening to podcasts and when on speakerphone. Works excellent. The kickstand was one thing I always liked about the N900 (and similarly, tilting landscape devices like the Tilt and N97) and a feature that really helped confirm this phone to me. If we're going to carry around a heavy tablet like device (nearly twice the weight of my last phone!), might as well make it easier to use.
     
  12. PuRock

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    Hell yea. Use it to stream world cup soccer during work. Watch my phone like a mini TV.
     
  13. The Dorian

    The Dorian Well-Known Member

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    My Evo is probably on it's kickstand for 75% of it's life.
     
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    t1jordan Well-Known Member

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    I really appreciate the kickstand, I watch a lot of Youtube videos.
     
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    3001 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've used it a number of times too, with such a large screen it's a great addition to just let it down and use it like that, and it's nice that it keeps the phone up so the speaker isn't blocked, so if you're out and want to use your phone as a radio you can see the track playing, and hear it too!:)
     
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    ^Agreed^

    I have yet to need it for anything, and at most i tinker with it when playing on the phone but that's about it. I read all the hype about it before i got the EVO, and even then, i didn't understand what the big deal was. People kinda roll their eyes at me when i show it to them, so it's no longer even an attention grabber for me, but to each their own :)
     
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    Here are some ways I use it:

    1) Bedside Alarm Clock.
    2) Pandora Landscape Mode to show artist and song while playing.
    3) In-call on Speakerphone.
    4) Watch Sprint TV.
    5) Watch YouTube.
    6) Play Music in a small room.
    7) Steady Camera while taking Landscape Photos.

    The last one is great, pop open the kick stand and slide your hand under it, allows you to easily grip the phone with one hand to steady it while pressing the shutter button with the other. Try it out.
     
  18. ed12

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    the ultimate use with the kickstand is youtube video, sprint tv, and future hulu and netflix, especially when friends and coworkers crowding around your phone for the worldcup games.

    it's also useful for holding the evo mid-air with one hand, and various other uses.

    definitely the #2 best feature right after the 4.3" display size with android.
     
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    vs just holding the evo normally mid-air with one hand? :D

    I'm not an Iphone basher by any means, but after reading that i can't help but think of how useful a kickstand would be for Iphone4's antenna issues LOL
     
  20. Jonhern

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    love the kickstand, i remember with my old phone, the diamond, always trying to prop it up while using sprint tv, like when they had nfl network, or you tube, and usually failing, lol, and having to hold it. The kick stand while simple is a great feature. especially when you are with friends and someone mentions a video or a show, usually a Simpsons reference, i just look it up, pop out the kickstand and we can all watch it with comfort.
     

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