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(Pocket-lint) - Ever notice the little circular grips on people's phones? They're called PopSockets, and they're a fun and simple way to improve grip and add a bit of your own personal style. 

It's a simple enough idea: the original PopSocket sticks flat to your phone, and then it can be popped out whenever you need it. They are best used as a grip for when you want to take the perfect selfie, or as a stand for when you want to read or watch something, hands-free.

Part of the appeal, too, is the endless custom choices they offer, and that range has grown even more over time, thanks to additions like the Swappable PopSocket, which allows you to keep the same mount and instantly change the top designs based on your mood or outfit. PopSockets also makes a range of cases and accessories, though we're sticking to their original product for now. 

We've compiled a list of the coolest patterns and designs currently available. Of course, if nothing on our list catches your eye, then check out the create your own section of the PopSocket site to make your own stellar look.

Best PopSockets available to buy

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Moon

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Add a celestial feel with this swappable option - perfect for both black or white cases. It's subtle, yet elegant. 

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All Black

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Here's a classic, all-black, non-swappable design. It's all about practicality and keeping it lowdown.

If you want to fly under the radar but still have the usability, then this is perfect. 

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Color Burst Gloss

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Add a colourful, playful touch to your setup with this glossy PopGrip - ideal for replicating the chaos of a Coldplay concert.

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Death Star

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Ever wish you had the power to destroy Alderaan in your hand? Here you go.

This is an original pop grip that's not swappable. Super cool and intricate. 

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Space Grey Aluminium

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This design is part of PopSocket's metallic lineup of pop tops. It's also swappable.

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Star Wars - The Child Cup

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Show your love for Baby Yoda with this swappable Popsocket. Go on, before we have to use The Force on you. Embrace the cuteness.

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Leopard Of The Night

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You don't want to go completely left-field with your PopGrip, but you also don't want to just have a plain option - let us introduce you to Leopard Of The Night. Camouflage at its best.

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Ghost Marble

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The ghost marble design is a non-swappable design and would look great with a black case, or a white case, or even something bright. It's surprisingly versatile, and classy too. 

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Opal

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A pretty-looking opal PopSocket that can be used to accent your jewellery nicely, with an iridescent feeling to it. When the light catches it right, it adds some bling to your phone. 

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Peace Mandala

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This Peace Mandala PopSocket is a great swappable choice for the hippies and yoga enthusiasts in our lives. It's also great to add a bit of intricacy to your phone's design. 

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Vinyl Record

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This record design is swappable and ideal for the music lovers out there. It's a clean and subtle deign.

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Blue Nebula

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The Blue Nebula design is for people who'd rather look up at the stars than down at their phones. No more do you need a telescope to get a close look at the stars. It is also swappable.

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Mermaid Scales

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A great swappable choice for big fans of The Little Mermaid and avid fishers alike. And its glossy tile look is just classic, even if you're not a fan of fish. 

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Sparkle Party

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Who doesn't love a good sparkle party? This design features the swappable pop-top, too. You'll never be short of colour with this PopSocket.

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Blush

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This one is glittery and pink. It's also got the swappable pop top. What's not to love?

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Basketball

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A basketball for the hoop lovers. PopSocket also offers football and baseball PopSockets. They're swappable, too, so you can switch them for whatever season you're in at the moment.

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Saffiano Rose Gold

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This PopSocket is made from premium vegan leather. It has a swappable pop top. If you love the vegan leather, then be sure to check out the other colours. It's nice to add that extra texture to soften the back of your phone. 

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Replicator

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This is a cool, trippy design that resembles some of the marble patterns. It's also available in the swappable pop top.

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Palm Trees

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Nothing like some palm trees to help you through winter, and it's swappable, so it can be changed whenever you want.

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Holographic

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This PopSocket has a nice tie-dye like design that features the swappable pop top.

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Golden Silence

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This beautiful mandala looks great set against a black phone case and features the swappable pop top.

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Wave

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This cool design is great for surfers and beach lovers. It's an original pop top, so no swapping with this one.

Writing by Maggie Tillman.