September 30, 2023

This $7 lanyard turns it into a necklace

Are you or your loved ones always losing your phones? Hey, it’s happening! As we get older, our memory doesn’t stay as sharp, and suddenly it becomes very easy to leave those little devices on store counters, restaurant tables – anywhere that isn’t our wallet. While replacing a phone can be costly, it’s super affordable to avoid the problem in the first place. Enter: This handy universal cell phone lanyard, which you can find on Amazon for just $7. It turns phones into necklaces and would make the perfect ‘hint-hint’ gift for forgetful family members – or get one for yourself, if you’re prone to losing things!


Would you rather cough up a lot of money for a new phone or spend just $7 to make sure you never lose track of it? A no-brainer if you ask us!

$7 at Amazon

Let’s face it: if you take an item with you literally everywhere, like your phone, it’s going to get lost at some point. And while there are those happy moments when we remember before we leave the parking lot or a Good Samaritan returns it, there are also times when that phone is gone for good. Why not proactively prevent the accident by carrying your phone on this lanyard instead of shelling out hundreds or even thousands for a replacement?

It couldn’t be easier to use (aka senior friendly!). All you have to do is slide the rectangular panel through the charging slot of your phone case, slide your phone over it to secure it, hook the strap onto the loop and voila! You have a phone chain that you can hardly lose. Keep in mind you want to make sure you have full coverage as this won’t work with half cases.

What makes this lanyard more convenient than those portable phone pouches is that you still have full access to your phone’s screen, camera, and charging port. While it’s perfect for everyday use, it’s especially useful if you’re traveling and want to make sure you always have your phone with you, and it will also free up your hands if you have a lot to carry. Plus, it’s not just for phones! You can hook it to ID cards, whistles, earplugs and even safety devices to make sure calling for help is always an option.

From a comfort standpoint, the soft cord won’t dig into your neck and you can choose from 13 fun colors (prices vary). If you’re looking to stock up (a great idea!), these lanyards also come in multi-packs of two or four for even less each.

person carrying their phone using the lanyard, and two of the phone lanyards in different colors

This handy lanyard turns your phone into a necklace so you’ll never miss it again – get a different color for each member of the family! (Photo: Amazon)

More than 1,000 Amazon buyers have given the universal cell phone lanyard their five-star seal of approval. One fan writes, “I got this because I suck at putting my phone down and forgetting about it. My daughter suggested one of these and I looked into it. [I] thought the round rope would be less likely to cause discomfort, and it’s adjustable so you can wear it as a long necklace or crossbody like a bag. I don’t want to leave the house without it now.”

“With this simple attachment, I no longer have to worry about it falling out of my pocket or getting left behind,” shared one impressed reviewer. “It doesn’t block the charger or any of the other ports. The cord is long enough that I can choose to use the phone without it ever coming off my neck. I’ve tested/pulled it a few times and it endures a lot of abuse. It’s just what I needed.”

“I’m 74 and…I’m a walking risk of falling!” wrote a satisfied senior. “A few weeks ago I had a bit of a fall in the bathroom and thank goodness no serious injuries. All I thought I could do to feel safer was buy a safety alarm device that you wear around your neck and pay a monthly fee At this point I can’t really afford that… I went to my favorite place, Amazon, and found this lanyard. It looks nice, very strong and comfortable. I haven’t left my phone once.. Something like that could save my life. Safety first!”


What has a super soft cord, comes in 13 colors and will save your sanity? You look at it.

$8 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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