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Anyone noticed how the more expensive cell phones no longer have ANY provision for attaching a lanyard to them? I mean, even a cheap Brownie camera had a lanyard on it. I can't help think that Poseidon has cut a deal with the cell phone companies, who seem to have intentionally omitted this two-cent feature. They get to sell more phones...I wonder what HE gets out of it?
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Actually, the new cell phone I just got does have a lanyard attachment point..and I've got a neck cord on it.

As for what Neptune gets.... he gets a cell phone free zone... Kind of like you wish they had at the movie theaters.

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Anyone noticed how the more expensive cell phones no longer have ANY provision for attaching a lanyard to them? I mean, even a cheap Brownie camera had a lanyard on it. I can't help think that Poseidon has cut a deal with the cell phone companies, who seem to have intentionally omitted this two-cent feature. They get to sell more phones...I wonder what HE gets out of it?
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"Actually, the new cell phone I just got does have a lanyard attachment point "
And, was this the freebie with your account or a "better" phone? Make & model please, to protect the innocent.
You won't find lanyard points on any of the "smartphones", pdaphones, blackberries, or IFone. Not on the Razrs and their ilk either. You'd figure, as the gizmos get more valuable to the user--someone would help the user to protect them. Nope.
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I just got this really cool waterproof case called the Otter Box for my Treo750, the phone goes inside and is protected from the elements, but it's still usable without opening the case. It's sweet, but I just realized, it doesn't have a lanyard attachment point. D'oh!



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So THAT's what the otterbox looks like up close. Very nice, if I was using my phone regularly on the water I'd probably spring for that. But I think I see tinyholes at the top, for the speaker sound? You can run some spiderwire (hitech fishing line, kevlar, aramid, etc.) through those and it will indeed be strong enough to get you in trouble.
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