I admit I have a hard time sitting still. When I find a problem with a solution within reach, it’s hard for me to not solve it.
the stock treo 650 holster is.. good… at only holding the treo, and nothing else, whatsoever. I think I’d love a treo holster identical to the stock one, but with two pouch pockets on the outside for the headphone adapter, and the earbud mic/headphone for hands free phone usage.
Failing that, I wanted a way to keep my headphone adapter on me at all times for emergency Bhajis loops and Microbe music creation urges. Boy these headphone adapters are expensive for what they do, and holy crap is it easy to lose them… no more!
What I’ve done is to cut a piece of the good 3/4″ birch plywood into a general pill shape, sanded down to have no rough edges… (10 minutes modelling done in second life)
then I’ve drilled a hole big enough to fit the headphone adapter into,
and an adjacent smaller hole.
Into the smaller hole went a zip tie, not cinched all the way down so as to form a loop, and trimmed down to have no “tail”. The locking part went into the the hole in the plywood so as to prevent further cinching, then I glued it in place.
Likewise after the drilling was done, I’ve glued the headphone adapter into the larger hole to prevent it from.. well, ever coming out….
Next was to locate a cheap carabiner and to loop it into the side of the treo holster. Functionally, the next step would be to pop the now leashed headphone adapter into the caribiner, but, aesthetics kicked in, and I painted it black with some acrylic paint and a brush.
Here’s the final product:
Hopefully you’ll be able to keep your headphone adapter with you at all times too!