Nov 12, 2011

The Zhip

The Zhip ( turns your smartphone or mobile device into an instant pocket-sized e-cookbook, kids entertainment center, video player display, and household tool. The Zhip (pronounced "zip") allows you to view and use your smartphone or mobile device “hands free” so you can get more use from it.  Mounting hardware is not needed and there are dozens of ways to use it.  

Here are a couple of ideas:    
  • For Moms Looking to Simplify Healthy Meal Preparation:  The Zhip easily mounts your device on an upper kitchen cabinet for easy reading of recipes or watching recipe videos while cooking.  Moms receiving “e-recipes” with the current meal idea sharing craze can easily follow them at a glance.
  • Entertain Kids in the Car:  The Zhip quickly mounts your device to the back of a car seat to entertain the kids with movies, shows, music videos, and games while on the road, or in the stroller.
  • Entertain Kids in the Stroller:  The Zhip also easily mounts to the stroller tray so toddlers can be entertained without the fear of them dropping or losing your valuable phone or mobile player.

The Zhip uses a sturdy, "no-drop," three-foot extendable zip cord to easily mount any smartphone, iPod Touch or other handheld device practically anywhere.

It  features special retractable, "scratch-free" grip handles with protective padding that attach tightly around a device to safeguard and secure even the most expensive device.

The unit is light-weight and compact (it measures 27/8" x 13/8" x 3/4") and fits in almost any pocket.

The Zhip comes equipped with a built-in desktop stand, and is comprised of 100% Polycarbonate "bullet-proof" material for extra stability and sturdiness.

The Zhip carries an affordable $14.95 MSRP price point and is available through and at - and also online at and

You can see the Zhip in action below to see how people are finding tons of cool new uses for their smartphone.

My Thoughts: 
I was excited when I was introduced this product because we regularly use our smart phones as entertainment for our kids.  Years ago we had a DVD player in the car but when cars began getting broken into we took them out and they are not easy enough to regularly put in and take out so they haven't done back in since.  But with The Zhip I can essentially have a mini DVD player in the car in seconds.   My skeptical side wasn't sure I bought that it would fit any variety of smart phone but I have tested it with any smart phone I could find and thusfar all fit and were held securly.  This is one of those concepts that's so simple but so perfect that you're left wondering, 'why didn't I think of this?'
We keep our Zhip in the car because while the stand feature is nice, we didn't really find that we used it as I just let the kids hold the phone when we're around the house.  But holding the phone in the car has proven NOT to be wise as it always seems to be dropped as far away from our reach as humanly possible. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes.  I was not compensated for a positive review, all opinions expressed are my own honest, personal feedback.


  1. This looks like a great product! We get our smartphones tomorrow (they are being shipped) so I can't wait to find stuff to use with them!

  2. I love that it hooks it onto the stroller safely and nicely! My first iPod Touch broke from being thrown from the stroller.


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