Review: Crabble iPhone stand by Seskimo

Some of you may remember the review of the Seskimo “BatRest” that we did in late 2008. Well today, we have a new upgraded product from Seskimo called the “Crabble”.

Crabble by Seskimo

The Crabble is a major upgrade from Seskimo’s BatRest. The Crabble is still a very small and folding stand for your iPhone or iPhone 3G, but it adds an extra viewing angle slot for easier portrait viewing and adds non-slip silicone rubber claws to the end of the stand for extra stability. Because of its size, it is a fantastic travel companion for media on the go or a great dock or alarm stand for home!

The Crabble is made from durable polypropylene and along with its predecessor the BatRest, is still the smallest iPhone stand/dock that I have seen. The Crabble still folds for easy storage and now provides even better viewing angles for the iPhone or iPhone 3G. When your device is placed on the Crabble in landscape or portrait, you close and open the arms to adjust the viewing angle. With the addition of the rubber claws, the Crabble holds tight to the surface that it is placed on, which adds both extra protection for your device (from falls) and stability for the stand itself (less moving).

The Crabble also comes in four colors; Black, White, Translucent, and Orange and be picked up at the Seskimo online store for $4.99 USD. However, if you buy two or more, the shipping is free!

If you would like to try out the Crabble yourself, I will give away one black and one translucent Crabble today! Simply post below on how you could benefit from the Crabble and include your color choice!

Contest ends May 27, 2009 at 11:59PM

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  • Esteboon

    I would love to get a translucent Crabble (that sounds kind of dirty) because every night I try to watch a movie while in bed to put me to sleep, but it gets tiring for my arm (not the good tiring).

    With a stand like this, I could position it on my bed stand and not have to hold it through the whole movie (well, at least the 30 or so minutes that I’m fully conscious before I turn it off and doze off into iPhone induced sleep.

  • Esteboon

    I would love to get a translucent Crabble (that sounds kind of dirty) because every night I try to watch a movie while in bed to put me to sleep, but it gets tiring for my arm (not the good tiring).

    With a stand like this, I could position it on my bed stand and not have to hold it through the whole movie (well, at least the 30 or so minutes that I’m fully conscious before I turn it off and doze off into iPhone induced sleep.

  • Guest

    Great review X1Zero.
    Having a iPhone stand like this would benefit in many ways! I could watch my movies and TV series with an actual stand instead of learning the iPhone against an object or holding lol I play a lot of music when chilling, so this could hold the iPhone.
    I could use it in my vehicle to with GPS, no need to lay it down always as the stand could hold it. O the possibilities are endless hehe
    ORANGE man, thats a pimp color! It would show the stand off and its just noticeable! 😛 Translucent or Black is the other option.
    Cheers

  • Charbel

    I would love the black one and this is why I should be entitled to be considered for the Crabble. Currently I use a make shift holder for my iphone using one of my daughters toys and a small book. I do this so I can place my iphone securely so that I can put Sesame street video’s for my daughter to occupy her while I cut her nails. So the craddle would defiantly come into great use since I won’t have to go looking for her various toys and books to create a stand.

  • Dusty

    Great review X1Zero.
    Having a iPhone stand like this would benefit in many ways! I could watch my movies and TV series with an actual stand instead of learning the iPhone against an object or holding lol I play a lot of music when chilling, so this could hold the iPhone.
    I could use it in my vehicle to with GPS, no need to lay it down always as the stand could hold it. O the possibilities are endless hehe
    ORANGE man, thats a pimp color! It would show the stand off and its just noticeable! 😛 Translucent or Black is the other option.
    Cheers

  • Charbel

    I would love the black one and this is why I should be entitled to be considered for the Crabble. Currently I use a make shift holder for my iphone using one of my daughters toys and a small book. I do this so I can place my iphone securely so that I can put Sesame street video’s for my daughter to occupy her while I cut her nails. So the craddle would defiantly come into great use since I won’t have to go looking for her various toys and books to create a stand.

  • Joshua

    I would love to have the black stand. I travel a lot and use the Iphone to keep me entertained. During flights, I have to hold up the Iphone to watch movies – having this stand will make my flights more enjoyable!!
    Thanks for the great web site

  • Joshua

    I would love to have the black stand. I travel a lot and use the Iphone to keep me entertained. During flights, I have to hold up the Iphone to watch movies – having this stand will make my flights more enjoyable!!
    Thanks for the great web site

  • Bud Colby

    Now that it seems to be so nice in the evenings, I tend to spend a lot of time on my balcony enjoying the birds and seeing life go by. While on the balcony, I tend to spend a great amount of time with my elbows on the table, and cradleing my iPhone in one hand or the other while reading, watching videos, texting and watching my investments dwindle away my retirement cache. Believe it or not, if you try to do this for a while (and your in your 50’s) you will find that the position will create dull achy shoulders after a while. I think that one of these stands would be a welcome relief to old tired shoulders. No matter what the color, if I were offered one, I would accept it greatfully in any color.

    Thank you X1 for the opportunity.

  • Bud Colby

    Now that it seems to be so nice in the evenings, I tend to spend a lot of time on my balcony enjoying the birds and seeing life go by. While on the balcony, I tend to spend a great amount of time with my elbows on the table, and cradleing my iPhone in one hand or the other while reading, watching videos, texting and watching my investments dwindle away my retirement cache. Believe it or not, if you try to do this for a while (and your in your 50’s) you will find that the position will create dull achy shoulders after a while. I think that one of these stands would be a welcome relief to old tired shoulders. No matter what the color, if I were offered one, I would accept it greatfully in any color.

    Thank you X1 for the opportunity.

  • Mirth

    This would be an excellent way of keeping my wife busy during those long road trips. Set it up on the dash of the car, turn on a movie with the sound plugged into the car’s audio system… and then I don’t get any more “you are going to fast”, “slow down there are cars 4 KM ahead”, and “I hate your choice of music, hook up my iPhone to the sound system instead!”

    Of course, I wonder how she will take to my “choices” of movie.

    Let me give the rubber “stick to the surface” feet a good test, as I like to try those corners with some… errr… centrifical force. 😉

    Regards,

    Mirth

  • Mirth

    This would be an excellent way of keeping my wife busy during those long road trips. Set it up on the dash of the car, turn on a movie with the sound plugged into the car’s audio system… and then I don’t get any more “you are going to fast”, “slow down there are cars 4 KM ahead”, and “I hate your choice of music, hook up my iPhone to the sound system instead!”

    Of course, I wonder how she will take to my “choices” of movie.

    Let me give the rubber “stick to the surface” feet a good test, as I like to try those corners with some… errr… centrifical force. 😉

    Regards,

    Mirth

  • Kyleene

    I would absolutly love to have an orange crabble. The uses of it for me would be completely multi funcitonal. As i am a university student, it would be a great alarm stand. Also for my biology class we have video lectures which i can watch on my iphone so it would also help me academically as a video stand. In class I could also use it as a stand for when i am recording an important part of a lecture! This stand would mean a lot to me as with rising tuition costs i could not afford it at the moment.

  • Kyleene

    I would absolutly love to have an orange crabble. The uses of it for me would be completely multi funcitonal. As i am a university student, it would be a great alarm stand. Also for my biology class we have video lectures which i can watch on my iphone so it would also help me academically as a video stand. In class I could also use it as a stand for when i am recording an important part of a lecture! This stand would mean a lot to me as with rising tuition costs i could not afford it at the moment.

  • Debs

    I would love a black Crabble so I can finally turf my stoopid alarm clock. I loathe it! Right now I prop my phone up against my clock, but if it’s charging, that doesn’t work so well, because the thinger is in the way.

    Pretty please?! @iamdoobie

  • Debs

    I would love a black Crabble so I can finally turf my stoopid alarm clock. I loathe it! Right now I prop my phone up against my clock, but if it’s charging, that doesn’t work so well, because the thinger is in the way.

    Pretty please?! @iamdoobie

  • Actually, it’s X1Zero giving this away in the review. 😉

  • Actually, it’s X1Zero giving this away in the review. 😉

  • Great stories/reasons everyone, X1Zero is going to have a hard time picking winners! hehe

  • Great stories/reasons everyone, X1Zero is going to have a hard time picking winners! hehe

  • bc

    thanks for the review! I’d love to have a black one – it would be great for long flights overseas, I usually like to load up with videos and podcasts but it’s a pain holding the iPhone like that for so long. I’ve got a metal business card holder I tried using as a stand for this purpose, but it doesn’t fold flat like the Crabble and so takes up space in my bag. plus it’s just kinda UGLY! I have a couple trips coming up this summer and a Crabble would really come in handy. thanks for the chance to win one!

  • bc

    thanks for the review! I’d love to have a black one – it would be great for long flights overseas, I usually like to load up with videos and podcasts but it’s a pain holding the iPhone like that for so long. I’ve got a metal business card holder I tried using as a stand for this purpose, but it doesn’t fold flat like the Crabble and so takes up space in my bag. plus it’s just kinda UGLY! I have a couple trips coming up this summer and a Crabble would really come in handy. thanks for the chance to win one!

  • Rose

    I’d love to have a black one. Hubby stole the alarm clock for his side of the bed and I can’t see it over his fat a$$. Propping up the iPhone is difficult. Thanks!

  • Rose

    I’d love to have a black one. Hubby stole the alarm clock for his side of the bed and I can’t see it over his fat a$$. Propping up the iPhone is difficult. Thanks!

  • Bud Colby

    Ooops!!! I didn’t notice that at first read. Sorry X1Zero, and THANK YOU!!!!

  • Bud Colby

    Ooops!!! I didn’t notice that at first read. Sorry X1Zero, and THANK YOU!!!!

  • darek

    I’d love either but if I had to choose then I’d like the black one, please. I have a really mundane job that allows me to watch movies on my phone, and even recently use my slingplayer, but I have yet to find an efficient way to prop up my iPhone on my desk. The best so far has been using a stappler but it just slides down every couple of minutes.

    I’d also use it in my car, well my fiance would. She’d be thrilled to not have to hold the phone anymore to watch the latest Family Guy episode or something. And if she’s thrilled then I’ll be thrilled 😉

  • darek

    I’d love either but if I had to choose then I’d like the black one, please. I have a really mundane job that allows me to watch movies on my phone, and even recently use my slingplayer, but I have yet to find an efficient way to prop up my iPhone on my desk. The best so far has been using a stappler but it just slides down every couple of minutes.

    I’d also use it in my car, well my fiance would. She’d be thrilled to not have to hold the phone anymore to watch the latest Family Guy episode or something. And if she’s thrilled then I’ll be thrilled 😉

  • Daniel

    I’d love either one, but my choice would be the transluscent one. It would come in really handy for my seventeen hour plane trip to hong kong.

  • Daniel

    I’d love either one, but my choice would be the transluscent one. It would come in really handy for my seventeen hour plane trip to hong kong.

  • Tim

    Aaaaaaah … maybe this way I could stop holding my phone to watch movies on the plane for 2 hours. That’d be great! Personnally I’m a fan of the orange one. Great review X1Zero.

  • Tim

    Aaaaaaah … maybe this way I could stop holding my phone to watch movies on the plane for 2 hours. That’d be great! Personnally I’m a fan of the orange one. Great review X1Zero.

  • stuhfan

    I could use it to watch Southpark at work instead of actually working, lol. Cool product.

  • stuhfan

    I could use it to watch Southpark at work instead of actually working, lol. Cool product.

  • stuhfan

    Oh, and black FTW.

  • stuhfan

    Oh, and black FTW.

  • Mirth

    Ooops. I don’t really mind which colour was awarded to me. Free is good in any shade! But, if I were to choose, Black (to match phone).

  • Mirth

    Ooops. I don’t really mind which colour was awarded to me. Free is good in any shade! But, if I were to choose, Black (to match phone).

  • M. T. MacPhee

    I need a black one to catch up on TED videos while enjoying a coffee at Second Cup.

  • M. T. MacPhee

    I need a black one to catch up on TED videos while enjoying a coffee at Second Cup.

  • Congrats to Esteboon and Debs for being our winners!

    You have been contacted!
    Enjoy!

  • Congrats to Esteboon and Debs for being our winners!

    You have been contacted!
    Enjoy!

  • Esteboon

    Thanks so much!

    And my arm and neck thank you as well!

  • Esteboon

    Thanks so much!

    And my arm and neck thank you as well!

  • There is a case made by Oakley that will support the phone as well as protect it. It will tip if knocked but I have found it to be the best value.

  • There is a case made by Oakley that will support the phone as well as protect it. It will tip if knocked but I have found it to be the best value.