I recently upgraded my iPhone 3gs to a much larger Galaxy Note. The Note's 5.3" screen size is awesome, but holding the phone and texting w/ one hand is difficult. I was always worried about dropping it.
By adding removable elastic 'finger straps' I can now hold my phone securely, never worried about dropping it anymore! After some research, I found a similar product online for $12-18. My version IMO is just as good, and you can make several for a fraction of the cost.
My solution works for ALL cell phones, and tablets too with some modifications. For iPads or other tablets, add an extra 1-2 loops.
Legal disclaimer: Don't text and drive. I will not be responsible for your phone or any misuse of this product:)
Step 1: Materials and Specs
You will need:
1) 1" wide x 7" long ELASTIC band. This I found to be okay for average size hands and a snug fit. You can adjust the length for larger hands or if you want a looser fit.
2) HEAVY-duty velcro. Get the strong kind. You will need a 3"x2" piece for a large phone.
3) Sewing machine with dark thread will make quicker work. Hand sewing is optional.
Cut elastic and make your measurements. I added masking tape for easy marking.
Note this piece is 7" long. The two 2 1/8" measurements are the finger loops... if u want a larger loop then increase this measurement SLIGHTLY to 2 1/4" or more. Keep all other measurements the same. Increasing the loop size will increase the overall elastic length.
Step 3: Sew the Two Loops, Add Velcro 'hook' Side
Preferably using a sewing machine, sew the two loops from the measurements you made.
Next cut the velcro 'HOOK SIDE' the same size as the elastic base, about 1" x 2 3/4". Stick the velcro piece on the elactic base.
It should look like this.
Step 4: Add Velcro 'soft Side' to Your Phone
You can add the velcro to your phone case, or directly on your phone if no case is used. I used a large velcro piece, so I can adjust position of finger straps if desired.
This is what it looks like on my Galaxy Note phone (the case is Ballistic brand).
Step 5: Enjoy the One Handed Added Security!
Now I never drop my phone, even when it's upside down!