iPhone stands are, by nature, sleek and minimalistic by design, and the Milo is no exception. The Milo is designed to hold your phone while not being overly large or getting in the way of the rest of your desk. It is designed with the same style as the stands that hold iMacs in place, giving it a very nice, quality look.

To keep your iPhone in place, the Milo has a micro suction seal on the display arm. It is both lightly adhesive and slightly concave to hold the phone in place. This is coupled with a similar micro suction seal strip on the stands bottom. Because the micro suction is used on the bottom, it only sticks to smooth, non textured or perforated surfaces. When removing your device from stand, it is best to hold the Milo base with your opposite hand, helping to break the suction seal from the iPhone. When using the Milo on a porous surface, simply place the phone on the base and lean it against the stand.



While using the Milo, it is still possible to have full control of your iOS device. Using apps and tapping the screen does not cause the iPhone to fall off of the suction pad. However, if you use Milo on a porous surface, pressing on the top of the iPhone too hard can cause the stand to tip over. Bluelounge cautions its customers of this issue, which is why it suggests leaning the iPhone against the stand, but not adhering it using the suction pad.

At $14.95 in black or white, this is a great stand for the price. The aluminum finish and simple design make this a great desktop addition. If you are often hassled by picking your phone up every time it makes a noise, I strongly recommend a stand and the Milo, at such a low price point, is a great starting place, particularly if you have a smooth topped desk.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive for a slick product
  • Solid aluminum arm
  • Micro suction pad keeps iPhone in place
  • Black or white to match iPhone


Cons:

  • Works best on a desk with a solid, non porous, non textured surface
  • When used on a textured surface, the iPhone may tip when pressing the top row of icons because the suction pad will not adhere to the desktop surface


Overall the Milo is a very nice product and something any iPhone user should consider trying out, especially considering the price. Other iPhone accessories sell for twice the amount of the Milo, with less functionality.