December 7, 2023
Christine Romero-Chan / Digital Developments

If there’s one piece of tech that I merely can’t go with out, it’s my iPhone 14 Professional. I’ve been upgrading my iPhone yearly, and it’s my each day driver, though I’ve additionally used quite a lot of Android telephones since I began right here at Digital Developments.

Nevertheless, I’ve additionally had the worst luck on the subject of retaining my iPhone 14 Professional on me always, particularly at a spot like Disneyland. It’s turn into a type of inside joke with my husband and household after I’ve left my iPhone behind quite a few occasions in rest room stalls on the “happiest place on Earth,” and one time, it even slipped out of my legging pocket whereas on Hyperspace Mountain (on my birthday, of all days)!

But by some means, I’ve (fortunately) recovered my iPhone every time. However since these incidents, my husband all the time teases me about it, even saying that I want some type of strap to maintain my telephone on me always.

Properly, I started seeing advertisements for Casetify’s Utility Cross-body Lanyard for telephones whereas I browsed Fb, so I used to be intrigued. I received a pink-and-purple one to check out, and boy, these have been lifesavers for somebody like me — particularly on my latest household trip.

Easy and common performance

Casetify's Utility Crossbody Lanyard strap attached to the strap card in iPhone 14 Pro with case on.
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How do Casetify’s telephone straps work? Every strap you purchase comes with a common strap card. It’s just a little card that you simply slip into the underside of your telephone case, and it has a tab with a D-ring that stands proud of the underside, the place the charging port is. However don’t fear, it doesn’t cowl the port, so you may nonetheless cost it with the strap card within the case — you simply have to maneuver it a bit when plugging in.

The strap card does add a tiny little bit of thickness to the case, which is sensible. Nevertheless, it isn’t too noticeable in the long run, and also you type of get used to it. I used the strap card with considered one of Casetify’s Disney Influence Circumstances, which is pretty slim, however extremely protecting (I’ve dropped this case type quite a few occasions). As soon as the strap card is put in in your case, simply connect the carabiner ring on the strap to the D-ring. Simple-peasy.

Whereas I’ve Casetify’s Utility Cross-body Lanyard, there are just a few completely different kinds that Casetify affords, together with rope, steel chains, leather-based chains, and extra. I solely picked the Utility type as a result of it affords extra performance.

The Utility Lanyard includes a magnetic Fidlock slide buckle, making it simple to place the strap on and take it off when wanted, like should you don’t wish to simply increase it over your head. I like Fidlock buckles on luggage, so it was good seeing it on the strap, because the quick-release characteristic does turn out to be useful.

The strap itself is made with a sturdy recycled nylon materials that’s robust and waterproof, although it’s not beneficial to overexpose it to harsh chemical substances like chlorine and minerals in water. The Utility Lanyard additionally has 5 further loops within the nylon strap itself, which let you carry different necessities, like your keys or an AirPods case with a carabiner.

Whereas I used Casetify’s Utility Cross-body Lanyard with my iPhone 14 Professional, it’s suitable with most Android telephones, so long as you utilize a case. On Casetify’s website, it does record that the straps are suitable with all full protection circumstances and Casetify’s circumstances, apart from: Push-in circumstances, Google Pixel Fold circumstances, Galaxy Z Fold circumstances, Galaxy Z Flip circumstances (Z Flip 3 and Z Flip 4), and circumstances for the iPhone XS and older iPhone units.

An ideal resolution when you don’t have any pockets

Casetify's Utility Crossbody Lanyard strap being worn.
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As a feminine, one of many issues that I wrestle with most is discovering appropriate pockets in garments. A number of pockets on girls’s denims are too small for giant telephones nowadays, so that they sometimes find yourself protruding. I’ve been sporting leggings ever since I used to be pregnant as a result of they’re simply so comfy and stretchy. Nevertheless, I’ve to place further effort into discovering leggings with pockets.

However even then, placing my iPhone 14 Professional in a aspect pocket on my leggings a number of occasions all through the day, over the course of weeks and months, will finally stretch out the pocket — or at the least make it a bit looser than once I began. I feel that’s the explanation why my telephone truly slipped out whereas driving Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland (I seen one thing was lacking as I used to be exiting the constructing, and I feel that’s when my coronary heart flew out of my chest). It then determined to take one other trip with out me.

Casetify's Utility Crossbody Lanyard strap being used while taking a photo with iPhone 14 Pro.
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I’ve discovered the Casetify Utility Cross-body Lanyard to be good once I’m missing appropriate pockets or simply wish to go hands-free both for brief stints (and even all-day affairs). I’ve adjusted the strap to be just a little longer than the default size, so it feels extra like a cross-body purse for me. Having a little bit of give within the size additionally permits me to simply seize it once I wish to take photographs.

I took the strap with me once I went on a household trip to San Diego, and for essentially the most half, it labored flawlessly. I had my iPhone 14 Professional with me always, it was all the time inside attain, and I didn’t fear about dropping it because it was on me your complete time.

I did get just a little annoyed when attempting to take selfies, as I’d both must put on the strap like a necklace or simply take it off the carabiner as a result of the size wasn’t good for a selfie shot. Fortunately, it isn’t onerous to get the telephone on and off the strap, but when I used to be simply getting a daily picture or video, having the strap round my neck was completely wonderful — albeit tremendous touristy (which I used to be).

The iPhone accent I’ve been ready for

Casetify's Utility Crossbody Lanyard strap with iPhone 14 Pro and AirPods Pro Case attached.
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After my Hyperspace Mountain incident, I’ve been just a little paranoid about my telephone when occurring rides. Nevertheless, I went on the Manta trip at SeaWorld with simply my lanyard strap and had no issues in any respect. I wore the strap cross-body type, and my iPhone 14 Professional stayed safe within the carabiner loop, nestled between me and the lap bar with out a difficulty throughout your complete trip. I additionally had it on The Dragon trip at Legoland, and I type of simply put my telephone between my aspect and the seat and had no points. With the lanyard telephone strap, my iPhone 14 Professional by no means flew out as soon as.

As for my dangerous behavior of leaving my telephone within the restroom stalls, that’s additionally solved as a result of it’s merely hanging round my neck. That approach, I don’t set it down on high of the bathroom paper holders or no matter non-floor floor I can discover as I deal with enterprise.

It grew to become a joke with my in-laws due to my tendency to lose my telephone, however actually, having my telephone on a strap has been game-changing. If you happen to’re like me and simply misplace or lose your telephone extra occasions than you’d wish to admit, I can’t advocate considered one of these straps sufficient.

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