(Hardware) provide hole for a leash [not relevant]

asked 2014-01-11 02:08:13 +0300

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An idea for a future hardware revision of the device: provide a small hole somewere in a corner of the device where a leash could be attached. Cost-wise this should be practically free in terms of hardware costs (assuming one has a corner to spare, with no electronics underneath), and I don't think it'd be terribly hard to integrate into the design. One example of a device with such a hole is the Nokia N900.

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I would add my 2c to this request, that the hole should be on the bottom of a phone, not on a top. In this case it is easier to hold phone in a hand.

w32blaster ( 2014-01-11 02:23:55 +0300 )edit

I guess some of this could be achieved now with ToH that would have a small channel in the corner . Not hole, cause that would most likely gather lots of dirt inside the phone.

mikma ( 2014-01-11 12:56:08 +0300 )edit

Problem with attaching a string to toh is that when the phone slips from your hands and is caught by the toh, there is a big chance that the other half will be detached and your phone hits the ground. I don't have that much faith in the attachment mechanism of toh..

I think the right hand side screw on the bottom could be replaced with a longer screw, that holds the hole for the leash, and then the hole just has to be matched in toh.

Milo ( 2014-01-11 18:20:39 +0300 )edit

Have you tried removing the ToH from your phone? Don't know about you but mine is on really tightly. I mean REALLY tightly. I highly doubt that ToH would come off if the phone would slip from your hand and the strap would be secured in the ToH.

mikma ( 2014-01-11 19:26:34 +0300 )edit

I asked for it on IRC a long time ago, but it didn't make it to the product... @mikma : it is better to attach the leash to the phone otherwise you would have to detach and reattach the leash to ToH each time you change it (like from the white to the puppy red). Put it on the phone is one time only.

zeta ( 2014-01-12 01:26:10 +0300 )edit