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Old 01-12-2013, 09:07 PM
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I recently swapped my spring loaded clip for a magnetic clasp on the back of my C2 DAP. I wanted the following benefits;

1) The flexability of placing the DAP anywhere on an item of clothing and not just at 'entry's like pockets or seams etc
2) to be able to change the orientation of the player easily, whereas previously before once the spring loaded clip is fastened onto the player it can only clip on it that direction.
3) to have a lower profile and more attractive 'table looking DAP'.

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Here it is with just its backing.


And here with its opposing magnetic fastener that sits under the item of clothing.


Here it is attached on my hip. It is placed further in than the spring clip could reach, and was more comfortable when bending down etc.


This is a pic of the old large fugly clip (although it was sturdy). It was placed on a weird angle to accommodate its bend and also for the right orientation when fastned to body, but looked horrid and didn't sit on a table nicely.


And finally showing the two parts separated and also a spare set I have (you can see the sticky foam on the rear on the other set). This fits the length of a clip perfectly for those interested.


The magnetic force is more than adequate to keep my C2 in place (at least the same as the spring clip), it should be no problem for lighter DAPS. But i bought two pieces incase this wasn't the case and needed two fixed onto DAP.
90% of the time the rear fastener will reside in my pocket so if the player does come off i don't lose the metal magnetic fastener. If attaching to t-shirt and the player somehow comes off then you run the risk of losing the magnetic back piece.
Also, if attaching to t-shirts and finer garments the magnets will leave a permanent indentation.

But for those of you looking for greater freedom in clip+/zip placement this I would recommend, I can't see that thing coming off under any run/jog easily, not when you factor in the weight of the clips.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM
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That looks nice, much neater with a lower profile than the spring loaded clips I've seen. I never replaced the clip on Clip+ that broke because the replacements I checked out all seemed either too bulky or not very secure.

Have link to a source for that magnet? Not sure if I'll actually do it but it gives me an idea for cutting it between the magnets and making a couple of them. Think a single magnet would hold a Clip+ securely for lightweight activity?
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:39 PM
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That looks really nice, and I'm glad the magnets seem to be strong enough to hold that large of a player securely. As you may remember, I had concerns about this when you suggested this method in another thread. Glad it's working out for you.

Maybe not as convenient as a clip for removing and re-attaching, but for a semi-permanent placement it seems to be a winner. I'm sure others will find it useful as well. Bravo!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:51 PM
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yeah interested as well you have a link to order one?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:25 PM
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Here are a couple of pics to give u an idea of size in relation to a clipzip, my clipzip still has its clip, but as u can see the 'badge' fastener is perfect size.


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Here's the link. I noticed he sells internationally now which is good for you guys. I don't know what shipping will be, prolly expensive, as oz is far away from most peeps in the world with relatively lower population, so anything going out of oz can be pricier (including flights for holidays).
I thought you might be able to find the equivalent on amazon etc but then again the strength might be weaker, these i can vouch are plenty strong enough.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:32 PM
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cool i want one on my fuze now. also want a blue clip zip damn it on a side note $70 shipping ill pass. will try and find something similar on amazon
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:38 PM
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cool i want one on my fuze now. also want a blue clip zip damn it on a side note $70 shipping ill pass. will try and find something similar on amazon
Lol is that what he said? $70! rofl!
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:45 PM
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Lol is that what he said? $70! rofl!
yep unless your money is practically worthelss ill pass
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:56 PM
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I messaged him now, will see what he says. I'm happy to buy 6 or 7, get them delivered to me and then ship to you peeps if it comes to that (that is u cant find anything suitable or strong enuff yer way). Anyways i'm off to work, will pick this up later.
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Damn,...nice mod.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:56 AM
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Nice idea Bruce

$2.99 at office depot http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...adge-Fastener/

$2.42 http://www.discountofficeitems.com/o...FQU5nAod1HwAVw

$5.99 for 10 http://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Badge.../dp/B0012DPKYU

There’s many more places to buy in the states, just google magnetic badge fastener, holder, attachment, etc and you’ll find more options. But IMOH the office depot one looks fine.
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