Lanyard Rant!

Today, I was taking a photo with my Nokia 7 Plus in landscape orientation (okay, it had a not so grippy TPU case on), so it ended up slipping out of my hands and falling on its back, it's still perfectly operable though and the camera lens remains in pristine condition. Here's the thing, this happened to me twice before (when my heart skipped a beat) with my Nexus 6P which had a grippy Spigen case on, once at the top of Cairo Tower (which is 187 m high!) because some stupid person bumped into me while I was trying to take a panorama, and the second time on Stanley Bridge in Alexandria, which stretches over the Mediterranean. On both occasions I was able to catch the phone by the tip of my fingers at the very last millisecond! Now yes, like all people taking photos with their phones in landscape, I support the phone's back/sides with most of my fingers, but with big devices, like the Nexus 6P/Nokia 7 Plus, the risk of dropping the phone still remains, even if you've got a grippy case on, because your fingers are stretched (as in my case). Yes, you could argue that today's gorilla glass will pass a tarmac drop test with flying colours, but what if, as mentioned above, you're at a very high altitude or above sea water with a phone that has no IP rating and some stupid bloke pushes you! My Nokia 808 PureView has a lanyard loop with a lanyard included in the box (and I believe the Lumia 1020 had one too), that's despite being a phone-sized phone, which is super grippy with its almost sandblasted finish, but it was a camera-centric device, so they gave you an extra safety net so you don't lose all that PureView goodness. Fast forward to 2018, and phones have gotten so big, and cameras so good, that I think most if not all phones, camera-centric or not, should come with one as an added peace of mind. Am I right +Steve Litchfield ?

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