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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Does anybody know where I can get some of these in the UK??

 

I have just tried to order some ALO Amp Straps from ALO in the states. 3 Silicone straps are $10.00 and they want to charge $40.00 delivery!!!  Hmmmm I dont think so!

 

I have had a look on ebay and nothing ha come to light so far. 

 

Anybody have any ideas?

post #2 of 21

Not sure about bands but have you considered getting some rubber O rings from the local hardware or plumming store - you should be able to get a whole bunch for some change pennies and as they are round they are easier to put on and off - something like this http://cdn.head-fi.org/7/7c/7cffba9b_2011-12-1122.41.52.jpeg . Also 3M dual lock seems to be getting popular and I ordered some myself - nothing to obstruct the screen and seems pretty strong and pretty inexpensive http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004AQKT1K/ref=oh_o03_s00_i00_details  3m_duallock_photo_main.jpg?1327970092

post #3 of 21

Here's the Fiio Straps, they're in Honk Kong but it's all I can really find.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2X-Fiio-Silicon-Band-MP3-Player-Headphone-Amp-Binding-/280648721579?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item4157f7a4ab

Or....as I read earlier someone was using a bike tyre tube cut into thin strips which I thought was a good inexpensive idea. Also you can do a search for silicon wristbands which are close to the Fiio bands but may be to large in size. 

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post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

Cheers Guys,

 

A few options I never even thought about there. At the moment I am using two elastic bands round the RSA to protect the iPod and stops it slipping around and then an elastic hair bobble to hold the iPod onto the RSA. It works OK even if it looks odd.

 

I think I may see if I can get some of those rubber O rings they look just the ticket.

post #6 of 21

I use rubber O rings from Wilkinsons plumbing section. Cost me about £1.49 for 4 biguns and about 49p for 2 small ones.

 

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post #7 of 21

Bike innertube.  $5-$6.  Cut a small strip. 

post #8 of 21

Just looked through the other posts and saw some one already linked my photo.... Sorry.

post #9 of 21

Forget the straps and O rings - I just received my low-profile 3M dual lock. I wasn't sure if the transparent low-profile one will hold strong enough compared to the black one but I just can't believe how strong it actually is. That's something everyone should use for their portable rigs, so that not only everything is held tightly together but the overall look becomes so much cleaner. That's how it locks with my leather case 

 

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Edited by kova4a - 3/13/12 at 8:04am
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Forget the straps and O rings - I just received my low-profile 3M dual lock. I wasn't sure if the transparent low-profile one will hold strong enough compared to the black one but I just can't believe how strong it actually is. That's something everyone should use for their portable rigs, so that not only everything is held tightly together but the overall look becomes so much cleaner. That's how it locks with my leather case 

 

IMG_20120313_165320.jpgIMG_20120313_165407.jpg


Good idea, maybe we can design a carry bag to storage the iphone and our amp.

 

post #11 of 21

Well, you can design a bag or you can just figure out some deal to add some 3M dual lock with your amps and DACs. I got 2 meters of the low-profile Dual lock for 10 bucks and I needed two 15cm strips to stick my e11, so e7 and e17 will probably need two 10cm strips and that should cost you $1 or less to add to the package. Thus people will be able to stick the fiio amps to whatever DAP (or its case) they want not just an iphone.

post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by feiao View Post


Good idea, maybe we can design a carry bag to storage the iphone and our amp.

 



Please do and add a belt clip so I don't have to put it in my pants pocket and bulge it up.  Try not to carry a bag since I like walking a lot. Oh yeah, not just for the iphone but for ipods and other portable players.  Thanks

 

post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Forget the straps and O rings - I just received my low-profile 3M dual lock. I wasn't sure if the transparent low-profile one will hold strong enough compared to the black one but I just can't believe how strong it actually is. That's something everyone should use for their portable rigs, so that not only everything is held tightly together but the overall look becomes so much cleaner. That's how it locks with my leather case 

 

 


I like my O rings... They act like a bumper when I put my rig down on my desk. It stops my amp getting really scratched up.

 

That looks like magic though.

 

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post


I like my O rings... They act like a bumper when I put my rig down on my desk. It stops my amp getting really scratched up.

 

That looks like magic though.

 



Well, I know a lot of people like the straps and O rings coz they can get a little bit of extra protection. Anyway, you said magic, so: Abracadabra, hocus pocus (yeah, I know my magic tricks stink)IMG_20120313_235102.jpg

 

EDIT: btw, I believe with another strip of the magical dual lock I'll be able to stick a big desktop amp to that case and hang it like that without a problem. Amazing stuff


Edited by kova4a - 3/13/12 at 3:17pm
post #15 of 21

Man what's this case's name? I really need it to use it with my iPod classic and my Pico Slim! :( I have some lame rubber bands atm but they drop dead after a few days. Please help? :(

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