The iPhone is an accomplished example of polished engineering, but as with all great devices, it’s far from perfect. Like many of the large mobile vendors, Apple drip-feeds the features by year, so while the general consumer response is one of positivity – Apple’s customer satisfaction regularly scores highest in most fields – it’s not like there aren’t features out there we still crave. The style of build with any Cupertino device – particularly the iPhone – tends to make hardware modification or upgrade a no-no, but the folk of Photojojo have once again come through with their intuitive wrist strap for the latest and greatest Apple smartphone.
A wrist strap is a useful commodity to have in the locker. Most smartphones make a point of offering the robust connector as standard. Not Apple though – that would be too simple.
For those that like the reassurance of the mobile harness, help is at hand thanks to Photojojo. Despite not supporting a wrist strap as standard, the iPhone 5 – as well as the iPhone 4 / 4S – is adapted to do so securely thanks to the design work of Photojojo. You unscrew your bottom two screws either side of your Lightning connector / 30-pin dock, attach the contraption, and screw in the slightly larger screws shipped with the wrist strap.
General usage, as well as activities like taking photos or capturing video, can often result in gravity-based damage. That fateful moment when you drop your iPhone and realize it has scuffs, scrapes, or the dreaded cracked screen could have been easily avoided had you been able to call upon your wrist as a last line of defense.
The straps themselves are made of vegetable-dyed leather, and arrive in the colors brown, blue, and red. The bracket bit is made of aluminum, and is plenty strong enough to take the weight of your device.
You can grab your very own wrist strap from the Photojojo website for $35, which is a very reasonable price. If you’re the clumsy type, or would simply like to take a photo without having to worry about your iPhone slipping from your grasp, it’s a worthwhile investment. Plus, if Apple maintains the form factor with the next iPhone, you can simply recycle!