Sugru – mouldable rubber

There are times you will encounter when it is necessary to mend things. I am sure all of my readers at some point have used at least one of these to mend things: super glue, epoxy resin, sticky tape, PVC tape, duct tape. Last year I bought a new product called Sugru, which is supposed to be a mouldable rubber compound capable of gripping onto many different materials and bond them together. Cost between £7-10 for packs of 5.

Sugru pack
Sugru pack
Back of packaging
Back of packaging

Up until recently, this has been sitting in one of my drawers. I did not have an opportunity to use it, but thought it would be good to have it around just in case. There were 5 packs of this mouldable glue in different colours – black, white, red, yellow and blue.

Inside of packaging showing potential uses for Sugru
Inside of packaging showing potential uses for Sugru
The remaining 4 packs of Sugru
The remaining 4 packs of Sugru

But when the Spigen case I bought for my iPhone 6 plus cracked at the base and was no longer useable, I decided that I needed to do some DIY to enable my belt holster to hold my bare iPhone without having to buy another case. The belt holster does come with a black plastic case which I do not want to use – but without the black case, the iPhone would wobble in the belt holster.

The inside of grip of belt holster with black Sugru
The inside of grip of belt holster with black Sugru
Side grips of belt holster - now with added Sugru to grip the iPhone 6 plus better
Side grips of belt holster – now with added Sugru to grip the iPhone 6 plus better

So what I did was to use the black Sugru to fill along the side gripping tabs on the belt holster, so it would grip my iPhone properly and stop any wobbling or it dropping out it I bent forward too much. So now my iPhone can sit safely in the belt holster – no need for any nuisance cases which affect the button access or detract from the beauty of the phone (and make the phone look even bulkier). Not to mention the money saved, not having to buy another iPhone case.

iPhone 6 plus now fitting perfectly in the belt holster
iPhone 6 plus now fitting perfectly in the belt holster

But do be aware that it does have a shelf life of about 13 months from the day it was manufactured, but this can be extended by up to three times of this by placing it in the fridge. I am very pleased with how it works, as the iPhone slides in and out very smoothly, but yet is nicely gripped (by the rubbery Sugru) to prevent it falling out. So my first impressions with Sugru are that it works very well in this application. But whether it will last through the wear and tear of every day use remains to be seen.

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