Throughout the smartphone's rise to world domination, we've been faced with one serious quandary: where the hell to put the thing when you have no pockets (this is particularly troublesome for the ladies, since guys' pants/shorts basically always have pockets).

But it's not just pocket-less clothes that pose a problem – what if you need to look at your mobile device but can't hold it at the same time? Or where's the best place to put it when you're at the gym? With all the problems in the world today, the last thing anyone needs is to stress over where to put their phone. Thankfully, a recently-funded Kickstarter project called Clipless brings forth a solution to this dilemma. The answer? Magnets. I know, the thought of a magnet on your mobile device is a scary one, but fret not, dear readers – the Clipless guys promise that these particular magnets can't even hurt a credit card, much less a smartphone.

If you watch the above video, you'll see what a neatly designed product Clipless really is. Its modular design allows it to be used basically anywhere – on clothes, on the wall, in the car, and the like. The one downside is that it requires a somewhat large attachment to be affixed to the back of the device. Past that, Clipless appears to be rather unobtrusive.

Since the system is comprised of hooking your phone to things, the guys took its usefulness a step further and added NFC capabilities to the mount, so you can use something like NFC Task Launcher to program various mounts for appropriate actions – like launching Navigation automatically when you get in the car, for example. Rad.


The project just passed its $25k goal today, but there are still 24 days remaining in the campaign if you'd like to get in on the action before it's released to the public.

Clipless (Kickstarter)

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jesse Campo

    So much iOS!

    • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

      We're going to have to burn that jacket.

      • Scott

        And the pants.

        • Danilo

          LOL Sorry, for all the iOS boys. We'll be sure to include more Android phones in the next video we come out with!

          • Scott

            Ha! Never expected a staff member to show up here. Don't mind us :)

          • Danilo

            We have eyes EVERYWHERE. :P

          • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

            does PRISM is your relative or distant cousin ;-)

          • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

            you better be, otherwise we will not buy your product.

      • TylerChappell

        oh my god. That looks more terrifying than being surrounded by a swarm of angry bees. Having all those iphones on one's person. Ewwww.

  • Sebastian Kleye

    You had to put "no pun intended" in braces after a topic like that :D.

  • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

    Wow, that thing has a lot more parts than I expected.

  • http://kawangeek.com/ EddyGeek

    So the 'magnetic force' ain't gonna affecting our devices at all??

    • Danilo

      That's actually what makes us special. It's not just a super strong magnet. Clipless is shielded to protect your device and even incidental contact with credit cards. http://youtu.be/zfJ_QEikBDk

      • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack


  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    Seriously interested....

  • Mr. Mark

    How would these withhold during exercise or lifting? Because I do those things.

    • Mr. Mark

      I suppose I could've just watched the video. ._.

  • Rony

    Darn..... Iphones, Iphones, Iphones...... Where are my dear android mates gone?

  • latebird

    Normal backing is twice the early bird.
    Sorry guys, makes me feel ripped off and uninterested

  • Funem

    Its called clipless but THERE IS A CLIP, and not just one clip, two bits to each clip, how the heck can it be called clipless.....

  • ins0mn1a

    > where the hell to put the thing when you have no pockets (this is particularly troublesome for the ladies, since guys' pants/shorts basically always have pockets).

    i have to disagree here. almost every woman i know carries a purse/bag/whatever with her at almost all times, with a smartphone happily stashed inside. the vast majority of people who complain about smartphone sizes and pockets are guys (as a woman using galaxy note 2, i've heard about a million comments about pockets. all of them from guys.). just saying ;).

  • Ashish kumar chaubey

    pretty neat.

  • Primalxconvoy

    Who paid you to host this advert? Who in their right mind would trust a third party magnet to keep their 500+ dollar phone attached to their clothes?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Got a call from my main man Obama - he paid me personally in magnets to "host this advert." Yeah, bitch, magnets!

  • Kevin

    So they advertise it with iphones yet mention it has a useful feature of NFC .... does anyone see the irony?!?

  • flosserelli