Every once in awhile, I stash my phone in the back pocket of my jeans, but now I mostly carry it in my purse. Either way, it was a no-win situation.
In the back of my pocket, it was subject to restroom breaks during the work day or even at home. GASP! I can't count the number of times it barely missed the commode. It took a few scares before I realized it had to be all about the purse.
I'm not the most fashionable chick on the planet. I'm not walking around wearing parachute pants or spandex or overalls daily, though. I tend to keep it simple. Jeans and a fitted tee. To accent my fairly simply style I have a multitude of shoes and purses.
My purses range in size from fitting only what I NEED to carrying around the kitchen sink. More often than not, it's the kitchen sink. With that, pockets or no pockets in the purse, I just can't seem to manage remembering to put my phone in the pocket of the purse. I'm usually in a hurry and I just plop my phone in there.
If my phone is ringing, it's all good. Well, as good as it can get….I can find it, but not with ease. No one in my family would dare enter the treacherous depths of my purse, even if it was ringing.
Unfortunately, I tend to keep my phone on silent 70% of the time. Trying to find my phone in my purse on silent is quite a feat.
Continue reading below for the juicy review part.
Before I received the product, I was skeptical. I expected to receive a flimsy plastic contraption of dollar store quality. With that, upon receipt of the product, I kind of let it hang out on the living room coffee table. Even though I had not begun using it immediately, I began to notice my purse-phone, love-hate relationship more and more.
After departing from my driveway, as I head towards the main road through my subdivision, I notice I don't have that boxy feeling in my back pocket. "Did I remember to bring my phone?" I frantically reach blindly into my purse in the passenger seat, eyes still fully on the road, fumbling for my phone in the great abyss I like to call a purse. Eventually, I find it. Sometimes it's quick, but I usually don't luck out.
With the PhoneFetcher, I simply clip it onto my purse's strap and the other end plugs into the earplug jack of my phone. In between is a durable bungee cord. I can follow the cord to grab my phone, even leaving it attached for short distance purposes. If I'm in my car, my purse is in the passenger seat and I'll pull out my phone and use the speakerphone function to talk.
At home, while cooking dinner, my hands are dirty from pattying stuffed burgers. My phone rings. I call on the ever so willing tween (he'll be 13 in less than a month) to find my phone. "But MOOOOMMMM". You get the picture
With the PhoneFetcher, asking for just a little bit of help is not such a task anymore. You can see it, but it can be hidden inside behind the strap. In the below picture, it's not so hidden, but for illustration purposes you kinda HAVE TO see it.
Those are just two every day life situations I encounter in my household with my iPhone 4. I have to say, I'm "hooked". I can't live without it now. I feel at ease always knowing where my phone is. I can even set my purse next to my wall charger in the evenings and plug it in without detaching it.
PhoneFetcher is not only for purses. It can also be attached to back packs, gym bags, diaper bags, belt loops and more.
It's not just for iPhones. The universal 3.5mm PhoneFetcher plug also works with iPod, Android, Blackberry, MP3 players and more.
It comes in 8 colors
and most recently released is the PhoneFetcher silver chain model.
Whether for yourself, Mother's Day, Father's Day or even a stocking stuffer, I firmly believe you can't go wrong with PhoneFetcher.
I am very pleased with the material quality and durability. My purse can be a pretty tough neighborhood!
One last antecdote. Today, literally, my boss (a fellow iPhone enthusiast to say the least) caught a glimpse of the PhoneFetcher attached to my purse as he was standing at my cubicle and asked what it was. I explained to him that I was reviewing the product and briefly outlined all of the points listed above and how much I love it! It immediately drew the attention of my very tech savvy colleagues. The I.T. guy even mentioned the chain version, not knowing it was the same company, before I even knew about it. In addition, he had already heard about the similar product for keys; KeyzPleez. After awhile, you get to know your colleagues. Spending 40 hours per week with them, they know who is prone to lose their keys and more. I can't wait to tell him tomorrow that it's from the SAME COMPANY!!
The PhoneFetcher retails for $9.99 and the metallic version for $14.99. I consider this to be a small investment to protect my $400+ (replacement cost) phone.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.