Left or Right?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jcorbin, Nov 22, 2011.

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Right or Left front pocket?

Poll closed Nov 29, 2011.
  1. Right pocket, right handed

    40.2%
  2. Right pocket, left handed

    7.1%
  3. Left pocket, right handed

    37.8%
  4. Left pocket, left handed

    15.0%
  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I see a lot of people keeping their phone in their left front pocket when they are left handed. If you keep your phone in your front pocket, right or left? And what is your dominant hand.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm a righty and I keep my phone in the left front pocket.
     
  3. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    why is that?
     
  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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  5. maflynn Moderator

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    because I keep my keys and money in my right pocket
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I totally swing to the right, oh and I also keep my phone on the side as well (right handed).
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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  8. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever hand is available. I don't have a set pocket for my phone. I'm dominantly left handed, but also use my right hand a lot.
     
  9. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Other than when wearing dressy clothes, I tend to wear cargo style shorts or "Carpenter's" jeans/trousers in order to have the extra pockets. I guess I like to carry a lot of stuff. Typical stuff, Keys, wallet, pocket knife, change, honey baked ham ;), and phone typically (and I don't like to use back pockets at all)

    I have several pair of these from Carhartt (denim & canvas) and this is the pocket my iPhone lives in:
     

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  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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    #10
    I'm lefty and I keep it in my right front pocket. I keep money in the left front pocket, and I hold the bills with a metal money clip. Even though my phone is in a leather slip case, I don't want to take any chances. Also, I have a handkerchief in the left pocket which I position outside the phone for more protection.

    This is all when I'm wearing jeans. When I wear a suit (to work every day) I carry my phone in my right inside jacket pocket.

    (Above is probably a lot more than you wanted to know! TMI :eek:)
     
  11. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i might try left pocket. one thing that annoys me now is the little metal stud on the right front pocket of jeans. i keep catching my phone on it and one of these days its going to scratch the screen. so i'll try the left pocket
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  14. ShawtyTiger macrumors newbie

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    I'm a lefty & always keep it in my left-hand pocket. I feel off-kilter otherwise. I once put it in my right pocket for whatever reason & literally spent a good 2 minutes looking for it. :eek:
     
  15. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Left-handed, right pocket. Might seem dumb, but I do most things with my right hand (besides writing).
     
  16. Pamani macrumors regular

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    Right hand left pocket. My keys are in my right pocket.
     
  17. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    It may be weird for some but it works for me.

    I'm left-handed. I carry the following:

    Front left - Keys, coins, etc.
    Back left - Wallet.
    Front right - iTouch (soon to be iPhone later today)
    Back right - Dumb MotoRIZR phone. (not for long!)

    Since my RAV4 has a push-start button, I don't need to have my keys in the right pocket. I generally handle calls with my right hand so my left hand is available for other tasks that require my dominant hand.
     
  18. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried putting it in my left pocket very briefly. I kept taking it out of my left pocket and then putting it back in my right. Don't feel like fixing something that ain't broke so right pocket it is
     
  19. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Left pocket always. I'm left handed, so it's the logical choice. Keys - right pocket. Wallet - back right.
     
  20. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    Right handed

    iPhone in front right, keys, Chapstick, etc. in front left, wallet in rear right.
     
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  22. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Right handed ; Right pocket

    It feels weird putting it in my left pocket, like I would forget its there.
     
  23. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Hah! :p Better than gold-dust actually, as that's hard to grab!

    Reminds me of those signs that say "beware of pickpockets" - and the first thing many people do is tap their pants/jacket/shirt pockets to ensure they still have their wallet, thus giving away which pocket they keep it in.
     
  24. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Left pocket, right handed. Keys and change in front right. The logical way for a right hander is to hold a phone in the left hand. That frees up the right hand for a pen, mouse etc.
     
  25. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    Left pocket, right handed. Keys and oyster card in the right pocket :p.
     

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