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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by emac, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. emac

    emac Member
    Thread Starter

    Alright, be honest... Who's using the kickstand? I'm not. I was open to it when I got it, but I just haven't found it useful. If the kickstand held the phone up in portrait mode as well as landscape mode, I'd probably use it when I'm just sitting at my desk, but I don't really use landscape mode unless I'm watching a movie or TV, which I haven't really done yet or see myself doing. So is anyone using it? And for what?

  2. BIG CTY

    BIG CTY Lurker

    I'm using for just what you said, at my desk at work. I got the phone yesterday and beside being in my hand or pocket/pouch - its been on the kickstand. It works for portrait or landscape.
  3. bandityo

    bandityo Member

    yes, me and my friend watched youtube during lunch and had it on the kickstand so we both could see.
  4. dylan88

    dylan88 Android Expert

    whenever i have it plugged in on my desk the kickstand is out. works great for video calling on fring. i dont even have to hold the phone so the video is never shaky. and i was eating with some friends tonight and i showed them a video on youtube, just popped out the kickstand and, perfect.
  5. emac

    emac Member
    Thread Starter

    Maybe mine's defective then because it falls back anytime I try standing it up in portrait mode.
  6. tniz

    tniz Lurker

    I've been using it whenever I have it plugged in, both at home and at work. It's nice at work, because I'll turn on Pandora and set it on my desk. I'll probably use the kickstand as much as possible until I can find a case I like that will prevent me from laying the phone on the camera lense.
  7. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I've used it to watch videos and listen to music over the speaker. I haven't tried video chatting yet.
  8. BIG CTY

    BIG CTY Lurker

    LOL as soon as I read this I propped it up and down it went! I think I had it on some papers at work, so the surface may have had a slight incline.
  9. rdegk15

    rdegk15 Well-Known Member

    Actually first day i got it used it a lot. Mostly when i was on a video chat with a friend using fring.

    set it on my desk and worked good.
  10. teky

    teky Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I use it whenever I set it down...keeps the back camera lens from getting scratched.
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  11. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Android Expert

    Heck yea I use it all the time! Took a short nap today and put it up on the bed and fell asleep watching "I am Legend". :cool:

    Once I get back to work on monday it will proudly spend most of the day on my desk with the kickstand plugged into my usb for power streaming videos all day. lol
  12. chcougar1

    chcougar1 Member

    Yup. I am charging it on my nightstand with the kickstand out right now and last night it was my bedside alarm clock!
  13. AngryCPA

    AngryCPA Newbie

    yep, used it to go over sight words and watch youtube with my kid :D
  14. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    I love that kickstand. I use it all the time just to show off. Everyone is always like 'whoa it has a kickstand?' :)
  15. SteveChiller

    SteveChiller Member

    I just flick it in and out when im bored. thats all. I'm gonna break it sooner or later doing that.....
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  16. netmag

    netmag Newbie

    I just used it earlier in the day during a conference call. Had it on speaker phone and propped it up on my desk. It made sure the speaker wasn't muffled at all.
  17. iamfunkyz

    iamfunkyz Member

    I've been using the kickstand anytime I use the phone while im seated at my desk or a table. That way you dont actually hold the phone while you're typing or browsing and its actually quite a bit more comfortable than holding the phone. Try it out.
  18. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Android Expert

    Kickstand is great for video calling.
  19. jeffdlb

    jeffdlb Android Enthusiast

    You have the newest, most bad-ass cell phone on the planet and you're BORED?!? WTF??
  20. Edricflo

    Edricflo Member

    Not yet, I never have a flat surface. Don't want to risk dropping it for the first time.
  21. forever_z

    forever_z Newbie

    I set it on my night stand and put the clock on the screen. Works great!
  22. JinCA

    JinCA Well-Known Member

    I've been using it when I put it down on anything because I don't want the camera lense scratching. I can't believe they didn't have the metal stick out further than the glass, what were they thinking letting the glass be the first thing that touches when you set the phone down?
  23. crumsnatcha

    crumsnatcha Newbie

    Conversation between me and my friend today:

    "That thing has a kickstand?! What is it, a bike? Can it drive you home?"

    "Yes. Yes it can..." :cool:

    That said, I freakin' love the kickstand. Video chatting with no shakiness, watching videos, listening to music, or just flicking it in and out when bored like that other guy said... if only my damn fingernails weren't so short and it was easier to flip out.
  24. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    IMHO its a waste of space, and just another part of the phone that can easily get scratched! I did however try it yesterday, and down it went while I was watching a YouTube video.
  25. excav8ter

    excav8ter Android Enthusiast

    Do you do this in portrait mode or landscape mode? i am trying to find a clock that works in landscape mode, any thoughts.

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