As individual cell phone use increases wearing the phone for quicker and more convenient access is gaining in popularity.
Cell phone holders feature a durable side squeeze buckle with a nylon loop for attaching to a phone on one end and a slot on the other for attaching to the lanyard material.
The slot is wide enough for either 3/16" cord or 3/8" flat material. The length of the lanyard allows one to talk on the phone while the phone is attached to the lanyard.
Alternatively, the phone can be released from the lanyard by using the side squeeze buckle. As cell phones continue to get smaller and lighter it seems cell phone lanyards will become increasingly more popular.