Nice heavy weight item. The metal does not bend at all. There are adhesive grippers for the bottom (and extras for the phone area). The grippers are essential for preventing movement. Yet, they are still a bit slippery, and I always hold the stand when removing the phone. The lightning cable from Apple easily fits beneath the phone to keep it plugged in. However, if you have an after-market cable with thicker/longer hard plastic supporting the charging tip, it will not have enough room to remain bent beneath the stand.