My Phone Dilemma
I told everyone that I have a solution to my cell phone problem. Well, my cell phone technically isn’t the problem, me dropping it is the problem.
After destroying the screen twice, I decided that I will try something different. I researched for a case that offered decent protection from being dropped as well as has a lanyard. After looking at hundreds of cased, I selected the ZIZO Bolt Series for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Case Military Grade Drop Tested with Tempered Glass Screen Protector Holster in red from Amazon. Of course, I ordered one in red, which is my favorite color. When it arrived I liked everything it had to offer except the stick-on screen protector, which didn’t really hug the curved sides of my Note8.
The lanyard was strong enough, but it was made of a thin strip of cloth that basically didn’t really fit how I wanted to use it, plus it was very long. I shortened the lanyard by a quick snip and stitched the ends together. After I used it for a week, I found that it just didn’t meet my needs. So I took some 550 paracord, in red of course, and cut it to the length I wanted and then melted the two ends together to make a loop. I then used a slightly stronger ring as the one they used bent a little out of shape after my first test drop. When I was done, I had a reliable strong lanyard that remained slightly open at the one end, so I could quickly and easily slip my hand in to put it on my wrist.
Now, every time I get out of my truck I slip it on my wrist as an added level of protection.
The case also supported the small steel plate that I affixed on the back to use with my magnetic dash mouth.