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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster? 296

Posted by Soulskill
from the infinite-cargo-shorts dept.
gurps_npc writes "I have seen several technology holsters. There are a lot of good ones for cell phones, but I am looking for something larger — for a tablet (Nook/Kindle/Nexus/iPad). There is, however, a direct trade-off between being discreet and having decent carrying capacity. Has anyone found an ideal balance? I would love to hear from people with direct experience. Do you look like the worst kind of geek hipster while wearing it? Any feature I should look for? I found one from a company called techslinger, but it looks a bit too geeky for me (double-sided makes it really stand out)."
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?

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  • right.. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @01:12AM (#44561979)

    nice advertisement!

  • Double entendre (Score:2, Informative)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @01:50AM (#44562123)

    Well, let me tell you from experience you want a leather one, not nylon. Those things chafe like you would not believe. Also, dual "device" holsters are not really practical... they're unwieldy, don't do the job, and often the device pops out which can be really frustrating.

    Now, a lot of people here have mentioned size. This is an important consideration -- If you're going for a 10 or 12 inch device, you may find that the holster sags, and it can be very hard to get the device in. Something of a more manageable size, say 5 to 7 inches, gets the job done just as well, it's more practical, and it won't feel nearly as awkward walking around in public with.

  • Re:Get a purse (Score:5, Informative)

    by lister king of smeg (2481612) on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @01:53AM (#44562133)

    I perfer a backpack myself more space so you can also stow a laptop and external hdd plus all of the cords you could want and a lunch and still have room. I have also found that hoddies with front pocket will generally hold a seven inch tablet as will many coat pockets. an neither willget you beaten up by the local rednecks. Just my 2 for what its worth.

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