Please report on what you think about this clip. I am still struggling with the best way to clip and or carry the receiver. I keep trying different alternatives, but haven't yet found the "perfect" solution.
Just got my clip. It IS very solid, I don't think it would accidentally pull off anything it's clipped to. It is also pretty high profile, about 3/4", so will stick out significantly more than the zippered dex case. Haven't decided whether to use it yet.
It came with alcohol swabs to clean the surface of the device, 3 sticky things - 2 round and one rectangular- and 3 things to snap the clip onto, same configuration as the tape things. You could use it on 3 different devices (though obviously not all at the same time with one clip).
I haven't decided yet if I'll like the higher profile. It would work well on a car dashboard too.
I tried various cases w/clips and found none of them acceptable for my lifestyle. I now just use the silicon cover that came with Dex and it does good job of keeping it from sliding out of my pants, or shirt pocket. I live near the water and go swimming frequently. Trying to remember to take Dex out of my swim suit pocket before jumping in has been the biggest challenge. My pump (Animas Ping) just swims with me.
Day 2 with my new clip, it is solid! Hasnt slipped off yet, Ive run and biked with it on too. I dont like the higher profile, but it is better than any other option I have seen. It spins around and I really like that. Hopefully Animas/Dex will figure out the clip thing when they merge!
I put it on the back near the wider end. The clip constantly spins, which I really like. I thought it might be more stable so that is why I put it on the end instead of in the middle. I would recommend the middle bc it hangs under the belt clip on the end.
Too bad about the high profile, so this looks like something I'll skip.
One idea for something that is much lower profile is the Clip Hanger (www.cliphanger.com). The disadvantage of it is that you have to clip it to a belt loop or something like that. But it is very low profile and works very well. I had one on my last phone and it worked great. There was an accessory holder that I clipped onto my car dash for holding the phone and that would be a nice feature for the Dex while driving on long trips. And then when I wanted to put it in my pocket, it was low profile enough that it wasn't a problem. But it wouldn't be very useful for pants that have no pockets or belt loops.
I just got the leather case from Dexcom to replace the icky plastic screen case that came with mine. I took the clip off and am much happier with this. I keep it in my pocket in the daytime. At night I found a slide clip at the hardware store that clips through the leather case and clips on to my PJ's.
The real solution for this is for Dexcom to make a smaller receiver. Or of course pump integration. Animas, here I come for my next pump if this integration takes place.
The Clip hanger stayed on my phone for several years and never fell off. However, I'm not convinced that the back of the Dex receiver is completely flat, so maybe it doesn't have enough surface area to stick to. So, maybe the clip hanger is not a great idea...
As I said before, we just need a smaller receiver. This thing is bigger than my pump.
I have the pump on one side and my phone on the other. With a third device hanging from my belt or clothing I will look like a total idiot rather than the partial idiot that people think I am today. I don't see the need. The pocket works well and the rubber sleeve does keep it from slipping out of my PJ pocket at night. I can't speak for the women, though.
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