I love this flexible tripod stand! Wish I had gotten one like this sooner.
I have another kind of flexible tripod that I had bought a few years back. It does the job. But it is the kind where it has gaps and has parts in the legs that stick out. It is very easy to get your fingers pinched from maneuvering it around. And It can be very painful. It has happened to me countless times.
What I love about this tripod is that it has none of that. The legs are completely covered and are still flexible. I cannot attest to the gripability of this tripod compared to my other one since I have not tested that aspect yet. But hopefully the material of the legs will give it a good grip onto whatever surface I have wrapped the legs around.
As for a stand it does the job and it does it well. It is very sturdy and balances well. My cell phone, though rather large, can fit nicely into the holder. I like that I can also be able to use a camera on it, but I have not tested any of my DSLRs on it yet. I will probably give it a try on my Micro 4/3rd camera since it's a little smaller and lighter than my DSLR. I also have an action camera that I can try, but I am sure this tripod will have no trouble holding that. The true test will be one of the bigger cameras.
I am really pleased with the flexible tripod holder. It does fantastic with my phone, which I mainly use for photos and videos anyway, so with just that it gets 5 stars across the board.