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Silicon Bands for iPod/Amp?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
What would be the best solution to hold the iPod/amp together that may be available locally like RadioShack, Walmart, etc? Do the bands need to be children or adult size? Thanks!
Edited by Audiophile03 - 7/11/12 at 9:27am
post #2 of 12

try velcro strips from hardwares as well. or ask your friends some baller bands that are not used anymore.

post #3 of 12

Best solution I've used is 3M Dual Lock (low profile) - much better than velcro

http://www.andybaird.com/travels/gertie/superlock.htm

 

That link has an explanation of how it works.

 

If you're in the US I think you can get it from Amazon - maybe even your local hardware store.

 

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Arrow with my iPod Touch G4.  The gap between the two is less than 5mm, and the dual-lock is pretty unobtrusive.  Also much stronger and cleaner than velcro.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Best solution I've used is 3M Dual Lock (low profile) - much better than velcro
http://www.andybaird.com/travels/gertie/superlock.htm

That link has an explanation of how it works.

If you're in the US I think you can get it from Amazon - maybe even your local hardware store.

I may have to try that 3M stuff. I do want try those silicon bracelets as well. Is it recommended to use child bracelets or do the adult fit better?
post #5 of 12
I use the wristbands of livestrong, they fit exactly and has a nice yellow color. It makes a beautiful package of mine PA2V2 , silver leopard lod and iPod classic. The yellow matches also with the gold strap of the viablue connector. They are cheap and usefull.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Audiophile03 View Post


I may have to try that 3M stuff. I do want try those silicon bracelets as well. Is it recommended to use child bracelets or do the adult fit better?

 

Sorry mate - the only silicone bands I ever used were the Fiio ones that came with their amps.  That was the whole reason I changed to the dual-lock ..... the bands would get in the way of the touch screen.  If you're using a Classic etc - then it'd probably work nicely though.  And I think the size (adult or child) is going to very much depend on the size of the amp.  Probably need adult for something 'chunky' - but I know the Fiio bands were too big for my Touch + Arrow combo.

post #7 of 12
Silicon bands from companys like ALO are to overprised. Just search on alibaba.com for silicone wristbands. You'll find thousands.
post #8 of 12
Bands are cheap. I do work in the promotional and printing industries. The ones companies buy and sell for iPod and Amp grouping with 1 color printing can be purchased in lots of a thousand for 25¢ - 35¢ each. Some thinner ones are even cheaper. Sure, all companies need to make a profit but if I sold them I couldn't imagine charging more than two bucks each, but that would just be a waste of time for such little money. I'd rather give them away free with a purchase of something else. I just saw this thread so I figured I'd post, but I have no idea what other companies are charging for them as I have no personal use for them.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by humphy01 View Post

Just search on alibaba.com for silicone wristbands. You'll find thousands.

Exactly. That is a great place to buy them from if you want cheap. I wouldn't endorse 90% of the stuff on Alibaba and always prefer American made when possible, but for wristbands you can't really go wrong with a lot of companies on there. Just make sure they are Gold Suppliers. But what you're not taking into account are two things: 1) most only deal in large quantity, and 2) the shipping charges and wire transfer fees will turn your 25¢ wristband into a $50 purchase.
post #10 of 12

I just got my new order from Toxic Cable. Frank included a nice silicon band that perfect fits. So, order 2 times and you have your silicone bands for free :D

post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Best solution I've used is 3M Dual Lock (low profile) - much better than velcro

http://www.andybaird.com/travels/gertie/superlock.htm

 

That link has an explanation of how it works.

 

If you're in the US I think you can get it from Amazon - maybe even your local hardware store.

 

864afc8b_arrow04.jpeg

 

Arrow with my iPod Touch G4.  The gap between the two is less than 5mm, and the dual-lock is pretty unobtrusive.  Also much stronger and cleaner than velcro.

 

 

Plus one for Dual lock. It's great and won't get in the way of your player.

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Roomba90 View Post

I just got my new order from Toxic Cable. Frank included a nice silicon band that perfect fits. So, order 2 times and you have your silicone bands for free :D

I include a free band with all orders over £10, no need to order 2 times ;)


Edited by Toxic Cables - 7/28/12 at 3:39pm

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