9 September 2010, Thursday
I have always used a lanyard hand/ wrist strap with my handphone/ cellphone as a security to reduce the chances of it dropping onto the floor.
However, with my recent purchase of the iPhone 4, there was no way to attach a lanyard strap as there is no lanyard hole.
Poddities from Japan has come up with the Poddities Netsuke for iPhone 4 lanyard attachment bracket made from Hi-polished stainless steel to be attached between the 30 pin port by means of two screws.
It is a bit pricey, I ordered from Strapya World, US$16.90 and shipping charges of US$10.80 to Singapore, a total of about S$39.
Do note that the newer iPhone 4 comes with Pentalobe screws instead of the usual Philips head screws on the older iPhone 4.
I would suggest emailing Poddities to request that the Pentalobe screwdriver be also included in the package.
]1[ My modified Nokia E61i with a lanyard strap featured in E-series many years ago.
]2[ Poddities NETSUKE for iPhone 4 package.
Package contains a lanyard attachment bracket, philips head custom screwdriver and two longer screws.
]3[ Instruction manual in english and japanese languages.
]4[ Close up view of the Poddities Netsuke lanyard attachment bracket.
]5[ Screws for the lanyard attachment bracket.
Left two longer screws are from Poddities and the shorter screws are from the iPhone 4.
]6[ Poddities Netsuke for iPhone 4 attached.
]7[ Poddities Netsuke for iPhone 4 with a lanyard.
]8[ Power and data plug, no obstruction with the Poddities Netsuke attached.
]9[ Another view of the Poddities Netsuke.
]10[ Youtube video, attaching the Poddities iPhone Strap.
Update: 181111 (Fri)
You can now buy the Poddities Netsuke from Dealextreme at US$6.30 shipped.
It now comes with four long philips head screws.
You also have to buy a pentalobe screwdriver from Dealextreme as Poddities only includes a philips head screwdriver.
]11[ Poddities Netsuke package.
]12[ Instruction guide at the back of the packaging.
Poddities Netsuke from Dealextreme.
Pentalobe screwdriver from Dealextreme.