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Anyone ever use the kickstand? What for?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sprockethead, Jun 17, 2010.

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Do you use the kickstand?

  1. Never

    7.8%
  2. Rarely

    23.4%
  3. Pretty often

    42.7%
  4. All the time!

    26.0%
  1. Sprockethead

    Sprockethead Well-Known Member
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    I don't usually use it myself.
     

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  2. lewi3069

    lewi3069 Well-Known Member
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    movies, youtube, downloading files (better signal)
     
  3. NvrEnough

    NvrEnough Well-Known Member
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    Using it right now to Watch Soccer,
     
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  4. Shawnz

    Shawnz Well-Known Member
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    every time I set the phone down
     
  5. tardmobile

    tardmobile Well-Known Member
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    better speaker volume than laying flat on the table (I stream last.fm all day at work)
     
  6. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    Sling Mobile...when available.
     
  7. stevieo526

    stevieo526 Active Member
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    I use it while watching youtube vids or listening to last.fm while making dinner/washing dishes.
     
  8. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    You make it sound like it doubles as an antenna. :D

    I use it mostly for watching Sprint TV since it frees my hands. I'm right now on the pc and watching the world cup. Without the kickstand i couldn't.

    TS
     
  9. Rob_A

    Rob_A Well-Known Member
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    eating lunch at work with one hand, scrolling through web pages with the other while the kickstand props the phone up.

    I bet we'll see why alot of case manufacturers just incorporate a kickstand into their cases for non kickstand phones.
     
  10. Munnarg

    Munnarg Well-Known Member
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    Mexico just put it on France, even though that penalty call was kinda suspect lol.

    I use it when charging my phone at work, watching football (soccer is an american word) and watching movies.
     
  11. jkr4577

    jkr4577 Well-Known Member
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    Yes.. EVO is new alarm clock, so kickstand works great on nightstand
     
  12. lewi3069

    lewi3069 Well-Known Member
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    Just to be clear it is not an antenna, but when the phone it standing up rather than laying on its back it is able to receive a better signal. This will usually increase speeds. ;)
     
  13. Upright

    Upright Well-Known Member
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    I wish the kick stand could have been centered,....but with the battery I guess that isn't possible.
     
  14. beano52

    beano52 Well-Known Member
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    ^^^ This

    I wish I could take credit for this idea, but someone somewhere posted on a thread about worrying about scratcing the lens or glass. They said "put it on the kickstand silly.

    My standard practice now, protects the screen and lens!

    Brilliant !:D
     
  15. boeman

    boeman New Member
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    it's actually not, it's a shortened form of association football... The term came from england in the late 1800's.
     
  16. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Well-Known Member
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    use it every time I sit my phone down :D



    whyy.. BECAUSE I CAN!
     
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  17. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member
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    speaking of that, is there any way to make the digital clock LARGER when in horizontal mode?
     
  18. Drew5150

    Drew5150 Well-Known Member
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    It's just added weight to me. I won't ever use it. Feels kinda unstable to me. Would never trust it really. Might be
    ok on a plane, if I were ever to bother to watch a movie on a phone, doubtful tho.
     
  19. lewi3069

    lewi3069 Well-Known Member
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    added weight? the thing is a few ounces....
     
  20. LisaFitz

    LisaFitz Well-Known Member
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    Wow yeah so you don't rest the phone on the camera lense
     
  21. JoshUng

    JoshUng Well-Known Member
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    In the Engadget review, they mentioned the kickstand was good if only to prevent you from placing the phone on the lense when putting it down. I don't watch a lot of videos on the phone, but I have it propped up at work, so I get a better view of any notifications, and when I use it as an alarm clock.
     
  22. RickyRudy

    RickyRudy Active Member
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    I use it pretty often:

    * Just this past weekend on both legs of a 3-hour return flight to watch movies

    * Every night as an alarm clock I prop it up on the kickstand

    * Using Qik video chat to my wife on her Evo

    * Anytime I play music through the device (not using a head phone).

    * On a speaker phone call.

    Generally I use the kickstand whenever I am viewing something or listening without a headphone. It helps with the sound traveling better since the speaker is on the back and placing it flush on its back on a surface will cause you to lose some sound. Sometimes when playing music I'll even turn the screen away so I can the full effect of the speaker. I love the kickstand.
     
  23. mrk

    mrk Well-Known Member
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    Speakerphone calls. Youtube browsing. Web browsing, while at a desk. Watching an ep of Doctor Who every day--whether I use it to prop it on my leg or on the armrest of a chair at the coffee shop, it's helpful. On the bus, I use it for much the same. In more regular usage, I usually flip it out if I have to operate the phone one-handedly--putting three fingers below it and one above it makes for an excellent and secure grip.
     
  24. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member
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    While holding the EVO in landscape mode with my left hand - I open the kickstand and let it rest between my index and middle finger. Gives me a kung-fu grip the EVO's big ass.
     
  25. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Well-Known Member
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    on my desk at work, sometimes at home.
     
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