before I share my thoughts with you on this week’s subject, firstly I must apologise for running my blog late. I have been celebrating family and friends’ birthdays recently which will also include mine soon. Occasionally, you must pause in life and share quality time with your loved ones who surround you.
On birthdays, it’s nice to receive gifts. On my birthday, however, I will be gifting a member of our SLYK community. If you are not already on our business Facebook Page then join us and become a member. I like to give as it pleases me to put a smile on a face, so, on my birthday, the 24th of October, I will pick one of our SLYK Facebook members to be gifted a SLYK Table/Wall Stand, Why? Because I feel generous today, also, I appreciate each and everyone’s support given to us as a family run business. All you need to do is follow SLYK. Look out for your name, it could be you. Good luck to the person chosen. One of our followers will be gifted a wonderful SLYK product on my special day to enjoy and make good use of, it’ll be someone else’s special day too. I shall announce the winner on our SLYK FB page the morning of my birthday 🙂
Ok, Let’s get started by finalising the mobile holding hand experiment I set you a short time ago. I asked you to slide away from your phone and momentarily look at your hand’s shape. What did you see?
Our hands were not meant to be continuously holding a mobile phone, as we so often do these days. Can you just imagine if our natural hand shape, as we evolve in generations ahead, changed its structure to support our present phone holding habits, I would imagine it to look quite freaky?
Some people hold their phone with all four fingers to the side of the phone, whilst others will put their pinkie on the bottom of their phone, encouraging the little fingers tip to rotate inwards slightly also leaving a slight dent where the phone rests on the inside top knuckle. It may seem natural to hold our phones throughout the day, but we were not born holding a phone a!
Let’s focus on that crystal ball and take a look into the future and encompass the visual alterations to our phone holding hand, be it the right hand or the left hand. Of course, this is hypothetical, but it does make you think. It’s hard to comprehend what changes could occur if any at all. Maybe in years to come people will try to fathom why their ancestors did not use the given facility of a range of hands-free device stands, or will they? Your choices made now could be a smart choice for the future. If you are not using any hands-free presently, start today. You will wonder why you have not used one before. Once used, there is no going back to your mobile holding hand which we have mostly relied on.
Do not be the only person without a SLYK stand, why would you want to miss out on a perfect mobile phone and tablet holding solution. Use yours every day, you will feel lost without it once it becomes a part of your daily routine. Use it in your home. Use it at your place of work. Use it when you are travelling on public transport, on an aeroplane, in a caravan. Take yours on holiday, so on and so forth. You will miss your stand if you are without it for some reason, maybe someone’s borrowed it 😉 you’ll know what to get that someone for their next birthday 🙂
Our hand, basically, comprises five digits and one palm, not really ideal for holding a mobile phone. Our hands are not perfect for this specific task, if it were to be precise, our hand would need to have some changes to its anatomical structure, which won’t happen overnight.
For example: –
The thumb would be stretched to support the top of the phone and curved at the end to hold the phone in place.
The INDEX finger: – also known as the pointing finger.
This finger would be elongated with a pointed tip, enabling it to freely float in the area behind the phone or able to curve forwards comfortably enough to use the screen, that is if your regular screen using index finger is otherwise busy holding a cuppa quenching your thirst.
The MIDDLE finger:
This finger would be stubby and shorter as its purpose is to hold the phone in place yet flexible enough to manoeuvre the phone in your palm. It will have gel pad shaped fingertips to allow it to securely rest on the phone’s screen.
The RING finger:
This finger has similar duties to the middle finger as they do more or less the same job. It is a little off centre; it’s not got the centralised balance required by the middle finger. This finger may need to be stronger to hold the phone more accurately in place.
The LITTLE finger: also referred to as the PINKIE. Little pinkie just floats around looking cute. It can either lean against the edge of the phone or the base of the phone, whichever is your preference, to be honest, I find myself doing both.
The Palm is the stand, although not hands-free.
There would be track lines set in place for the phone to sink in to, this is to prevent any slippage from happening.
Well, in respect to hand structure changes, I would prefer mine to stay just the way it is. You can almost imagine the hand looking completely out of character and alien-like.
I don’t know about you, I find if I hold my phone for a considerable amount of time my hand begins to ache, it almost gets stuck in a phone holding position. I suppose having arthritis in my hand doesn’t help matters much either. I honestly believe by using a hands-free stand it will ease the pressure and take away the soreness from the affected area that I suffer with. When I receive my table stand, which I think would be my favourite stand, I shall find out. I am really looking forward to receiving it and it becoming a part of my daily use.
Before I say goodbye for now I am going to leave you with a thought. Be honest with yourself. If you realised you’ve left home without your mobile phone, how far would you travel back to get it? One mile away? Five miles away? 10 miles away? Or more?
For now, I am going to continue on with my days ‘to-do list’ I wish you a fun-filled, productive and restful day,