When I wore TFY’s Velcro Forearm Band for my iPhone to a friend’s house, she said “How can you wear such an ugly thing?”; it’s terrible!”
Terrible! Lighten up. It is actually an amazing device: an adjustable velcro band you strap around your forearm onto which you stick your phone (via velcro dot glued to its back). I workout hard in the park across the way and it has yet to come off. I cook with it, so I can talk on the phone using a headset, and often walk around town with it because it is so amazingly convenient. It beats belt phone holders and any other devices I’ve tried (most have been even MORE homely…below). It’s like a giant Apple watch (great for people with not-great vision).
It may look a bit dopey but its serious advantages trumps its looks. As with just about everything I buy, I hacked it a bit, and pushed its limits.
TFY’s Velcro Forearm Band for iPhone comes with a phone case with a velcro back in case you like to have a bumper on your phone. It also comes with Velcro dots which you stick onto the back of your phone, to be able to attach it directly to the wrist band.
I nixed the case and tried just one dot stuck onto the back of my phone.
It holds fast to the wristband. No matter what I do, it won’t come loose. These examples on Amazon are for real.
My one hack: I used an Exacto knife to take off the glaring label:
And I managed to get hold of a slightly better looking white version. For some reason the models for iphone 5 and 6 only come with a black wristband. TFY Sports Wristband for iPhone 4’s comes in white. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work for the iPhone 5 and the smaller version of the 6 (I haven’t tested out a larger phone but suspect it might be too big) , but haven’t heard back from the company.
And if you want a reality check for the range of ugliness in phone holders, check out this Phubby Spandex one, which and sent back because, contrary to what they say, you can’t see through the material…
What’s your verdict? Is TFY’s Velcro Forearm Band TOO weird and ugly or…strangely…cool…(or at the very least, liberating)…