It is a simple, but very useful, feature that is not natively supported by many smartphone manufacturers these days. Sony was one of the last to support the lanyard in 2015, so it was a shame to see its removal with the Xperia X series.
Smartphones by their nature are small and slippery, not ideal given how expensive some of the more premium models can be. A lanyard provides a safety net when using your phone or taking a picture – it is a feature we have found to be invaluable in not becoming another broken screen statistic (just ask the number of iPhone users you see in public sporting broken displays!)
Maybe we are in the minority, so we thought we’d throw the question out to our readers – do you use a lanyard? If so, how useful do you find it? Could you live without it? Let us know in the comments below.