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iCaddy Review by Lori HootenBokava LLC
174 Newburyport Turnpike
Rowley, MA 01969
Technology is such an integrated part of everyone's life these days that products that make this easier are greatly appreciated. iCaddy by Bokova LLC is just such a product. It is a uniquely designed product that makes watching and listening to phones and tablets easier.
The iCaddy can serve as a holder for a phone or tablet to allow hands-free watching or listening. It has a storage area for the included earbuds and charging cable and another storage area for the included charging bank. All of these are stored in the compact iCaddy, keeping technology essentials together for taking along wherever needed.
The iCaddy is about 6 inches long. It has an arm that can be manipulated to create a stand for the phone or flip the whole iCaddy over to make a stand for a tablet. It holds all styles of phones and tablets. When not in use, the iCaddy snaps back together into its compact form. The storage area for cables and earphones is big enough to store multiple cables or sets of earbuds, including cord free-style earbuds. The charging bank slides into one of the sections of the iCaddy. It has an opening so that it is easy to access for use in recharging a tablet or set of earbuds or to recharge the bank itself. There is no need to remove the bank from the iCaddy for use or recharging.
When preteens and teens are looking for technology, they are often looking for fun patterns and colors. iCaddy has 13 different patterns including splatter, hearts, cherries, tropical floral, floral, and telephones. It is also available in many different solid colors. Visit the website to see all the options available.
The information for how to install the power bank and how to use and manipulate the arm to create the iCaddy stand is not included in the box. It had to be found through a search of the iCaddy social media channels. After watching a video or two, it was easy to use the iCaddy. There is also a video we found about the charging bank since we had never used one before. It was helpful to know what light pattern indicated charging and which showed it needed to be charged.
iCaddy is a helpful product that has been used much more than initially expected in our family. During a trip, it was used and recharged several times, making the continued use of phones and tablets possible. It has been used weekly to hold and carry cables and earbuds to dance classes or to have them handy for use with schoolwork.
The study, hard plastic iCaddy can handle the rough travel in backpacks and dance bags. The bright colors and patterns make the iCaddy fun. The iCaddy is a go-to product for managing phones and tablets and the cables and earbuds that go along with them.
-Product review by Lori Hooten, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, February 2020