Use A Ziploc Bag To Turn Your Smartphone Into An In-Flight Display

Use A Ziploc Bag To Turn Your Smartphone Into An In-Flight Display
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You know the drill when it comes to aeroplane etiquette. Keep your bags stowed in your overhead bin, fasten your seatbelts, and practice some mindfulness after getting out of the way for yet another bathroom run. Sure, after takeoff you’ll be able to use your devices, but if you’ve only got your smartphone on you, or want to help your child watch a flick hands-free, watching a film with your neck arched downward for a few hours may become uncomfortable. Luckily, all you need to fix your ergonomic issues is a ziploc bag and some wireless headphones.

Redditor randomusefulbits posted the tip, which takes advantage of your airline seat’s tray table lock, using it as a clip to secure your phone. Just put your phone in the bag, clip it to your tray table, and enjoy the show. The trick works best with wireless headphones, but poking a hole in your ziploc bag to accommodate your 3.5mm cable is easy enough.

The best part? Should the passenger whose chair you’ve cunningly employed decide to recline their seat, your phone will stay level. Thanks, gravity!

Convenient way to watch a movie on your phone when flying [Reddit]

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