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3M Dual Lock or rubber bands?

post #1 of 9
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Had never heard of this stuff before, well I had but had always thought it was just velcro, judging from the vid it looks so much better than any other method of attaching your player to an amp.. almost snap fit!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHrMR3RKVAs

 

 

 

Or are there still advantages to using rubber bands for some combos?

post #2 of 9

I use snap lock for attaching bits to the bike and it's very solid - overkill for attaching a portable amp to a player - I use velcro on mine and it's definitely strong enough.
 

post #3 of 9

I've been using the low-profile 3M Dual Lock for quite a while and as far as giving you a clean and secure fit, it's awesome. Rubber bands have only one advantage and that's that they provide a little but of protection if you drop your rig although I seriously doubt there are a lot of people who actually drop their rigs that often

post #4 of 9
I have a FiiO e11 3M'ed to an iPod Touch - hasn't moved or become less tacky via heat or cold. Winner - 3M.
post #5 of 9

Agree - 3M low profile dual lock = win.  Velcro gets ragged over time.  Bands get in the way - especially if you're using a smart-phone or touch screen DAP.

 

Here's my iPod Touch with Arrow using dual-lock.  Clean.  Simple.  Win.

 

 

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post #6 of 9

+1 on 3M dual lock low profile.  I use it to attach my iPod Classic to my JDS C5.  Works like a champ.

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post #8 of 9

3M, unless you need it to be completely removable. That is, if you mind having the 3M stuck to the back of your device when not connected (if you use your phone as a source this may be a concern) you should go with bands. I know some people think 3M sticks a little too well. If its hard to seperate your devices, cut the tips off one side.

post #9 of 9

Sorry for drudging up this thread..

I'm trying to determine if the low profile  version of dual lock is as good as the regular kind - has anyone had experience.

I know the low profile kind says it only has a life of 100 openings, where the regular kind has 1,000 openings. Maybe worth it to just replace the low profile kind after it wears out?

Hmmm..

Maybe I will go with the thicker kind, that way I can still have rubber bands around my FiiO E12, unless I can find some sort of sleeve for it or some kind of protection. 3M also makes little bump legs you can stick on the back, though.

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