There are lots of accessories for your cell phone these days. From personalized cases and tiny Bluetooth headsets, the right accessories can make your phone stand our. The Texthook is one accessory built for stroller-pushing mommies on the go. Providing moms with a to keep their cell phones in plain view so they can grab all the incoming texts and emails.
The device securely holds many smartphone models, including my Droid Eris. After nestling the cell phone into the holder, The Texthook clamps around the stroller handle and is secured with a Velcro strap. I can see how this device would be useful on a treadmill or bike as well for checking in on all those messages on the go.
I hooked The Texthook on my Graco Quattro and my Fisher Price stroller and both were secure and sturdy. The phone felt tight and ready for a stroll around the block. Not even the bumps in the road could knock it off the stroller handle.
Now, I have a touch screen phone. I was able to navigate the phone with one handle while navigating the sidewalk with the other. I’m just not that great at driving my stroller in the first place. Just ask my children who have been bumped into many end-caps as I misjudge the turns. Trying to steer one-handed was not easy. But I was able read the incoming e-mail, texts and even make a hands-free call on the speaker phone.
The one thing I couldn’t do with The Texthook was text. I need two hands to text. That’s just my style. With this device, I didn’t feel I could concentrate on the texting, actually text and physically push the stroller. I had to stop to send the text messages.
The Texthook is available now and is priced at $25.99.
And now the fine print: The Texthook was provided to me by for this review but the opinions expressed here are my own.