A smartphone tripod may only seem necessary if you’re an online influencer, regularly recording video from your smartphone. But as more and more people work outside the office and video calls, meetings, and recorded conversations become go-to forms of communication, a smartphone tripod is invaluable in providing a much more steady frame than simply holding up your phone and hoping for the best. As people use their smartphones as a tool for their personal and professional lives, smartphone tripod holders are also hands-free. This can let you follow a recipe, allow a wiggly kid to watch a video, or follow along on a webinar as you’re on your laptop. Here are our recommendations.