More iPhone Lanyard Options for Security

       Lasso Attachment                                   Smart Catch

Lanyard Options for iPhone or iPod Touch

Finding the right tools for the job can often times feel like looking for that needle in a haystack. For a number of clients in need of work related cognitive supports, a device that is small and ubiquitous provides a discrete  tool with numerous options.  iPhones, iPod Touch, Android phones can provide supports that look no different than those used by the general public.

Protecting and maintaining mobile devices is another part of the solution, along with identifying apps, training and integration. When considering mobile device usage, protective cases and security is often an important part of the solution so the device can not  be lost or misplaced, or damaged. Cases, lanyards or other attachment methods often need to be considered.

A previous post on the Lanskin Lanyard identified a case and lanyard option for an iPod Touch. Each devices often require a specific case allowing access to power and audio ports, features such as the cameras, volume buttons  or memory cards. It is more typical than not that with each new model these features change in location or design requiring careful consideration of a case and devices for security. So what currently does a haystack search yield when looking for an iPhone 6 case and potential security attachment options?

A recent haystack search found a  few new iPhone 6  cases and devices that are durable and provide features that will help maintain a device with a client for security and easy access:

Kenu Highline Case  for iPhone (29.99 on Amazon)  with security leash and protective case. I have not trialed this case but it looks promising with a protective hardshell case and leash to retain this to a belt loop or other attachment for security.

Kenu case for iPhone

Feelglad Bumper Case Protection Shell Case for iPhone (13.95 on Amazon). Comes in different colors. Strap is adjustable and detachable.

     feelglad case details iphone

RealCase for iPhone ( 34.95 on Amazon) has a retractable lanyard built into the case.

Smart Catch holder for iPhone (36.00 on Amazon) fits over protective cases with lanyard attachment for security. Lanyard is detachable.

Smart Catch holder for iphone

Phone Lasso Grip for mobile phones (9.95 through Amazon) features an adhesive patch to attach to your device under a case.

     Phone lasso grip for iphone

Frog’s Tung Cable Cell Phone Leash for mobile devices (19.99) adheres to the device providing a leash for security. It is also detachable. A variety of Frog’s Tung Cable Leashes are available.

Frog's Tung Cable Cell Phone Leash     Frog Tung leash pic

Armband case for iPhone with Otterbox or LifeProof case (17.95 on Amazon). A variety of armband cases are available, however this accommodates Otterbox and LifeProof cases, some of the most rugged, protective cases available.

Armband for iPhone 6

Trial of the Smart Catch and Lasso on my iPhone (as shown in top pictures) finds these two viable options  at a low cost. These options could prove a temporary options for a work situations for attachment of a any phone or iPod Touch to a belt loop or lanyard offering security and easy access. Although not trialed the other options also provide methods of protection and security.

What other options have you used  for your students or clients?

More for your OT mTool Kit!

Carol – OT’s with Apps and Technology




About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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