Netsuke iPhone 5 Lanyard Attachment

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jmann, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

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    I haven't seen much word from people actually owning this. Mine just came yesterday, so I'll share my thoughts.

    For those who don't know, this is a kit sold by Poddities (I bought it from amazon). It is a metal loop that is screwed onto the bottom of the phone to allow you to attach laynard hand straps or charms. The kit comes with a screwdriver to remove the original screws, a pair of custom screws and the metal attachment. It comes in silver or slate (slate is more expensive). I found it for about $10 online.

    The installation was super easy and took less than five minutes.

    My iPhone has had "loop" envy ever since the latest iPod touch was debuted with this feature. I like not using a case with my iPhone but was always worried about it slipping out of my hands. Since I've attached this tiny loop to my phone, I feel comfortable not using a case now because the lanyard keeps it securely around my wrist.

    My first impressions are that the metal piece is thinner than I originally imagined and edges of the metal are a bit rough, but not too bad. Hopefully I can figure out a way to smooth it out a little bit. I'm overall very pleased with it.
     

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  2. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    I don't have to say that this is incredibly ugly :p

    But its your money and phone.

    Anyway, a question: aren't those screws too thin to handle the iPhone's weight after a couple of weeks being hanged?
     
  3. jmann thread starter macrumors 604

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    It'd look nicer if I got the black version, but since it's low-profile, it's not really visible when using the device. I'm happy with it. :)

    I'm not going to be wearing the phone, or dangling it along behind me, I'll be holding it, so the screws will only sparingly handle the phone's weight. The iPhone 5 is light anyway, I'm not concerned about that.
     
  4. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Smart idea for those that like straps and no case. Straps on phones are for kids IMHO but really genius place to put it.
     
  5. Gemma214 macrumors newbie

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    Check out SHEPbungee.com... Attach iphone 4 or 5 to a lanyard and hold vertically or horizontally. It's an option that I prefer to a lanyard case or screwing items to my phone. Gemma
     
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    How does the lightning connector fair? Is it looser than normal since not being fully inserted? (yes, that's what she said :rolleyes:)
     
  8. larrygornick macrumors member

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    I disagree. She would not say that, if full insertion has not been made.
     
  9. sophiamendezzz1 macrumors regular

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    How did it affect plugging in the charger?? Curious to know if there were anything that hindered accessibility.
     

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