Yofo: Stop Dropping Your Phone

Store Profile

  • Location: online only
  • Specialty: Universal mobile device grip
  • Price range: ($) Budget
  • Website: yofo.com

Store History

  • Founded by: John Vons

Yofo creator, John Vons, is an architectural designer and artist for over 20 years. John’s work often builds connections between contemporary ideals and historical foundations with emphasis on the natural, the artificial and the human physical. The Yofo, a prosthesis to technology, combines the world’s oldest toy, the yo-yo, with the world’s most advanced toy, the smartphone.

A few days ago, I had to replace my iPhone screen for the second time in 4 months, this time a mere 5 weeks from my upgrade date. If you also have a case of the butter fingers, you may want to check out Yofo, the suction cup/ring/cradle/pedestal/kickstand/joystick that works with any mobile device.

With more functions than a Swiss army knife, the Yofo is a steal at only 1/4 of the price of replacing your shattered screen. Part suction, part yo-yo, you can affix it to your dashboard and wrap your headphones around the base for no more tangles. It maneuvers like a joystick and steering wheel for your favorite mobile games. Wear it as a ring so you can tweet one-handed. Cradle it on your shoulder, so you can talk hands-free. And it pops on and off easily, allowing your phone to be displayed as it should, on a pedestal.

Images: Yofo