So, when I sent it back, I ordered a $11 phone tripod which is perfect!! It can go up to 50 inches and my phone snaps in easy peasy. (The remote hanging there is one I already had.)
But the big news... the really big news... is that my Pixelbook arrives TOMORROW!!! Via FedEx. The FedEx part is good because of all the delivery services, it is the one that has a place you can go pick up your package if the delivery gets cocked up.
Ok, now time for that Mongolian Beef I found.