Friday, March 25, 2011

Lanyard Tutorial

Since Lily is now using an iPod Touch as a communication tool, I've been trying to come up with a way to attach a lanyard to it.  This will hopefully make it easier to use and not lose.

The problem I keep running into is that I have the Touch in an Otterbox Defender series case which doesn't have a place where I can easily attach a lanyard.

So of course, I went online to do a little research.

Grace App for Autism has a nifty little lanyard tutorial (for the Touch in an Otterbox case) that I thought I'd share with you.

A lanyard would actually be great for any kids, special needs or not.  I didn't really think about that until yesterday.

I ran into my aunt, my cousin, and her two kiddos at the mall.

Her oldest boy was sitting in the stroller, playing with an iPod.  My cousin mentioned how nice it would be to have a lanyard so that she didn't have to worry about him dropping it, setting it down somewhere, or just having to keep digging in her purse to find it.

Just the convenience factor alone should make the website helpful for a mom of any tech-savvy kid.

The only issue I've run into is that little black thread thing you see in the how-to photos.

My lanyard didn't have that so I tried to rig up something similar using the wrist strap from a camera.  It actually worked for two weeks but when I picked Lily up from school yesterday, the lanyard was off.

So I'll be experimenting this weekend.

Or searching for a lanyard with those black thread things on them.

Any ideas for me?  Would love and appreciate some help here!

1 comment:

  1. hahaha, love that this is for special needs kids- I want a lanyard on my OWN phone- I'm special too!


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