There’s nothing like a night (or morning) spent in bed with your favorite device. But if you’re tired of dropping your tablet, phone, or Nintendo Switch on your face, then maybe it’s time to invest in a bedside mount.
Bedside device mounts are a serious luxury, but in many ways, it’s a wonder why they aren’t a staple of every bedroom. Americans spend more than three hours a day on their smart devices, and there’s a good chance that you habitually check your phone every morning before crawling out of bed. If you’re going to be using your tablet, phone, or Nintendo Switch in bed, then why shouldn’t you do it with the comfort of a hands-free mount?
There’s a chance that you have some reservations about bedside tablet and smartphones mounts. Maybe you’re afraid of being ridiculed by your friends, family, coworkers, pets, and significant other. Maybe you’re afraid of becoming a gluttonous Netflix monster. But just think for a moment. People mount TVs on walls, and TVs are basically just big, crappy tablets that can’t be used for Facetime or texting. It’s a no-brainer.
With all the tablet, phone, and Nintendo Switch mounts on the market, it can be hard to find the product that’s right for you. That’s why we’ve taken the time to find the best mounts, for everybody’s needs. (By the way, the Nintendo Switch can fit in any tablet mount so even if we don’t mention the Switch specifically in an entry below you’ll be able to use it with no problem.).
Magichold 360 Rotating Gooseneck Tablet Mount ($33)
If you have a solid headboard or a bedside table, then you should check out the Magichold 360 tablet mount. This mount can pivot and rotate at any angle, so it’s great for playing games while sitting up straight, or for watching Netflix while lying on your back like a hypnotized digital mummy.
The Magichold 360 isn’t a freestanding mount, and it uses clamps to attach to surfaces. If you don’t have a solid headboard or a bedside table, then you’re going to have a lot of trouble using this particular mount.
Lamicall Gooseneck Tablet and Phone Mount ($20)
If you’re in the market for a small, unobtrusive bedside mount, then you should check out the Lamicall. Its adjustable gooseneck isn’t ridiculously long (or ridiculously ugly), so looks good when attached to a bedside table. The Lamicall even works well at a desk or in a kitchen, due to its manageable neck and sleek design. That being said, its clamp is only made for horizontal use, so it won’t work well when attached to a headboard.
The Lamicall mount can hold smartphones, but they have to be at least 5″ long. Of course, you could always slap a thick case on your tiny smartphone, or buy a dedicated phone mount.
Samhouse Rotating Tablet and Phone Mount ($30)
The Samhouse mount may look like a wonky surgical tool, but it’s actually an incredibly steady and easily adjustable piece of hardware. In many ways, it’s similar to the mounts that you can buy for heavy computer monitors and TVs. Its mechanical springs and joints may not look very inviting, but they’ll ensure that your phone, tablet, and Nintendo Switch hold steady above or beside your bed.
Since the Samhouse mount relies on a clamping mechanism, you’ll need a good headboard or bedside table to use it. And although it can hold a variety smartphones, devices that are shorter than 5″ won’t fit without a thick case.
Viozon Freestanding Phone and Tablet Mount ($80)
The Viozon freestanding mount is great for people that don’t have a bed frame or bedside table, or for people that want to use a hands-free mount all around the house. It’s a sturdy piece of hardware that’s easy to set up and adjust, and it can even be used to hold smartphones. Further, the stand design makes it really easy to slide under your bed or a chair to position your tablet or Switch right in front of you.
B-Land Lazy Bracket Cellphone Mount ($16)
If you’re looking for a cheap, easy to use bedside phone mount, then you should check out the B-Land mount. It has a “lazy bracket” design that can stand on its own, or be squished between your mattress and bed frame.
The B-Land mount can hold any phone, but it can’t hold a tablet or a Nintendo Switch. If you’re trying to use larger devices in bed, then you’ll want to buy a mount that’s made for tablets.
Naham Smartphone Gooseneck Phone Mount ($15)
If you want a long, stable phone mount that can dangle over your bed, then you should check out the Naham phone mount. Its gooseneck design is stable and easy to adjust, and its clamp can attach to any bedside table or headboard. Since the Naham mount is so unobtrusive and slick, you could also use it at your desk, or even in a kitchen.
Of course, this mount is only made for smartphones. It can’t hold a tablet or a Nintendo Switch. If you want a bedside mount that can hold larger devices—thankfully, there’s plenty of options to choose from in our list here.