If you're scared of dropping your iPhone, but don't want to bulk up your iPhone with a case, try a $35 wrist strap from Photojojo.
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Quick Look: Photojojo iPhone Wrist Strap

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One of the biggest reasons for wanting a case is that it can help protect your iPhone from drops. After having personally witnessed a 4S fall from standing height, crack, and lose large chunks of the screen, it’s easy to see why people are so interested in protecting their pocketable investments. However, there’s more than one way to protect an iPhone, and some schools of thought dictate that a smartphone is harder to break, if you never drop it at all.

That’s why this Photojojo wrist strap – which is really a combo of a metal anchor and a separate leather strap – is such a cool idea. The $35 package comes with its own set of screws, as well as a custom screwdriver, so that you can install a metal anchor to the base of your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 (just make sure you buy the right one for your device!). Once installed, the stiff leather wrist strap allows you to use your iPhone for texts, or even daredevil photos from ledges, without fear of losing your iPhone. Once screwed in tightly, the anchor that secures the wrist strap is solid.

There are just a few caveats:

  • docks are out of the question with this wrist strap installed
  • certain thicker third-party iPhone cables may have difficulty reaching the 30-pin port, but Apple’s cables work beautifully
  • the wrist strap really works better on the iPhone 5, because both the earphone jack and the wrist strap are on the same side of the device

If you’ve been looking for a safer way to tote your iPhone around, but don’t want to add any extra bulk, or any fussy screen protectors or stickers, you’ll want to check out this Photojojo wrist strap. That said, the wrist strap is also compatible with certain types of cases (ones that don’t cover the bottom port), so you’re still free to double up on protection, if you want to.

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