iPhone – Hand Grip Guide for Better Reception
Ok, you got your fancy new iPhone. And you happen to be one us, who is accustomed to have the phone in left hand. And then you notice that connections are dropped due to a bad antenna reception. No signal, all bars gone! Using right hand is no option, so what to do?
Do not worry, we have prepared this short guide for you. Here we have a bunch of suggestions how to avoid these problems. You are free to use these, spread these ideas around and even develop your own variations. If you happen to develop something not described here, why not send us a picture and comment. All these items were found in a men’s room of a nearby cafe. Probably some Apple engineers had left them there – accidentally, of course – after some brainstorming session.
Freestyle is for those who have nimble fingers. Idea is that you have a very light touch – like handling playing cards when doing card tricks.
Pincer grip is more firm than freestyle. It is also easier, just use the thumb and one other finger. This way you cover only a minimal area of iPhone and you should get good reception (AT&T willing…)
This is something that Apple probably takes into production before fall. Presenting the iSqueeze, handy tool handling your handy iPhone without hands. This will be an expensive designer item, of course.
And then we also have this integrated iHandle (another forthcoming product, I presume). Now your iPhone also doubles as a flyswatter. Very convenient during summer time.
We have heard rumours of an antenna patch for iPhone. Well, if you are technically oriented and bit of an artistic designer like we are, you can do this antenna patch yourself and it will not anyway diminish the famous Apple design values. Your phone looks even more cool (in the late 80′s style).
If you are all thumbs, this Fingersfree is very easy – and also cheap – way to stick the phone into your hand. You can use any adhesive tape you happen to have. Transparent variety is best, because then you can put the strip all over the phone. On the other hand, you can also use rubber bands to do the same trick.
An obvious solution for anyone who does not want to leave fingerprints on iPhone (or anywhere else, for that matter) is the revolutionary iMerican Psycho (or iPsycho for short) solution. Here we have used surgical latex gloves, but you can also use other rubber gloves. Anyway, they come in nice colors matching your iPod.
For sporty types we suggest using rubber coated gloves. In this example we have used Stormwall gloves to ensure maximum grip. Rest of us can use common mittens. So do not throw away those mittens without pair, they are needed.
We read that the poor reception in iPhone happens if you have it wrong way in your hand. Well, then we thought that best not to use hands at all. Use your feet or telekinetic powers (if you happen to be a Jedi). One has to be a contortionist or yoga practicioner to use toes for gripping the phone while talking to it. And telekinetic powers… well, maybe with enough practice you get same results we had.