Nite Ize QuikStand Mobile Device Stand Review

The Nite Ize QuikStand is a super handy travel accessory—propping up your phone or tablet for those long bus, plane, and train rides. And it fits in your wallet.

Nite Ize QuikStand Mobile Device Stand Holding An iPhone 6
Nite Ize QuikStand Mobile Device Stand Holding An iPhone 6

Our Verdict

8.9 /10

Form

83/100

Design

90/100

Value

90/100

Pros

  • Folds down to roughly the size of a credit card
  • Props up most tablets, smartphones, and e-readers
  • Still holding up after years of testing

Cons

  • It's best used on a flat surface
  • We'd like to be able to adjust the angle more

Technical Details

  • Weight (oz)

    0.4 oz (11.3 gm)

  • Dimensions

    3.4 in x 2 in x 0.2 in (8.6 x 5.1 x 0.5 cm)

  • Notable Materials

    Polypropylene, Aluminum

  • Warranty Information

    Nite Ize Worry Free Guarantee

Full Review

Traveling isn’t always as glamorous as Instagram would have us to believe. There are a lot of moments shuffling between destinations, killing time at airports, and flying or busing for 9+ hours. Which is where smartphones, tablets, and e-readers come in handy.

But holding your phone for the entire duration of a movie takes some Popeye strength most of us mere mortals don’t possess. Enter the Nite Ize QuikStand. This nifty gadget is a mobile device stand that works for smaller tablets and e-readers as well.

Nite Ize QuikStand Horizontal Phone
Nite Ize QuikStand Horizontal Phone

We’ve been traveling with it for more than two years, taking it with us to three continents, and it’s one of our favorite travel accessories. And we’ve featured it on our Budget Packing List for a reason—it’s not going to set you back much financially.

So let’s take a closer look.

Features & Usage

When you first get your hands on this little guy, it feels flimsy. But that flimsiness is just that—a feeling. In reality, this little guy is super durable (we’ll talk about this more in a bit). It’s made of high-quality brushed aluminum and polypropelene, which makes this stand lightweight and thin, but still strong.

Nite Ize QuikStand Back
Nite Ize QuikStand Back

It’s super simple to use. Flip up the slotted aluminum piece and tuck it into the base of the stand. You can adjust the height, which impacts the angle your device will be held, to whatever works best for you. We wish you could adjust the angle a little bit more, but that’s a small nitpick.

Nite Ize QuikStand Holding iPad
Nite Ize QuikStand Holding iPad

Nite Ize says it fits tablets up to 7” with or without a case. We’ve tested it with an iPhone 11 Pro Max, an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, a regular iPad, and older iPhone models. It’s worked really well for all of them. And it’ll hold your device both vertically and horizontally, which is a huge plus. Great for watching movies, scrolling through social media, reading, or whatever it is you do on your phone.

You do need to find a flat surface to successfully use this thing. Most of the time, that’s not too difficult to find, but occasionally it can be a pain.

Nite Ize QuikStand In Wallet
Nite Ize QuikStand In Wallet

One of the greatest things about this stand is how compact it is when closed. It’s approximately the size of a credit card, meaning it’ll easily fit into most wallets. It’s a little bit bulkier than an average credit card, but it’s done just fine in every wallet we’ve tested it with so far—without stretching out any pockets.

The fact that it fits inside most wallets is such a feature for travel. You don’t have to worry that you’ve left it in your checked bag or at your Airbnb. Just stick it in a card slot and you’ll always have it on hand—ready when you need it, tucked away when you don’t.

Durability & Testing

As we mentioned earlier, we’ve been impressed by how well this stand has been holding up. We’ve been testing it for two years and counting—taking it on trips to Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, all over America, and the U.K.,—and it has no signs of wear and tear. Since we picked this thing up for less than $10, that value is exceptional.

Nite Ize QuikStand Vertical Phone
Nite Ize QuikStand Vertical Phone

Beyond durability, the Nite Ize QuikStand has become one of our favorite travel accessories. If your travels ever involve long rides on planes, buses, trains, etc. then you’ll love this little guy. Trust us.

Usage Timeline

Initial Usage

Condition: Excellent

  • It’s the same size as a credit card, so it will fit into your wallet
  • You can use it with a phone and smaller sized tablets too
1 Month of Use

Condition: Excellent

It feels flimsy, but we’ve had no issues so far.

2 Months of Use

Condition: Excellent

This thing is getting frequent use! It’s great for long trips and we’re loving how easily it slides into a card slot.

3 Months of Use

Condition: Excellent

Nothing new to report! Still loving it.

6 Months of Use

Condition: Excellent

Despite that flimsy feel, we’ve had no durability issues in six months! A great sign.

9 Months of Use

Condition: Excellent

We accidentally left the stand at home for a recent trip and were really bummed not to have it. We didn’t realize how much we’ve come to rely on it.

1 Year of Use

Condition: Excellent

This stand is one of our favorite travel accessories. So helpful!

1.5 Years of Use

Condition: Excellent

Not a single sign of wear or tear. Crazy for that price.

2 Years of Use

Condition: Excellent

Still going strong.

Overall

If you’ve ever experienced a transatlantic flight with a broken entertainment system or a bus ride that’s way too long, then you know how magical a tablet, smartphone, or e-reader can be. But holding up a phone or tablet for the entire duration of a movie is borderline impossible. That’s where the Nite Ize QuikStand comes in. This nifty device props up smartphones and smaller tablets—great for watching movies or reading books on planes, trains, buses, etc. And it folds down to roughly the size of a credit card, so it’ll fit inside most wallets and stay out of the way until you need it.

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By Nathan Coverdale
Created November 26, 2019 • Updated November 26, 2019