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how do i safely secure a pod i am wearing on the back of my arm? i often hit it on the door or wall and knock it off.
do you think they will ever come out with new pod colors other than white?
Yea I knock them off a lot, it's super annoying. When I wear them on my arm I experimented with cutting off the bottom strip of a t-shirt and wrapping it around my arm sort of like a bandage; I used velcro tape to keep it in place. It works pretty well but it does make my arm way more thick so it's a little annoying to wear a shirt over it. Try using a thin fabric and keeping it tightly secured and it works pretty well. If you knock it off partially try using this double-sided tape, it def holds it in place until your next pod swap - http://amzn.to/fA45Nd .
I found the best place is wearing them on my lower back, more to one of my sides, if you position it right you wont be rubbing against it while sitting in a normal office chair. It just feels the most out of my way and out of view. I also sleep on my stomach, otherwise it's gonna be a little annoying to sleep on for sure.
I would be interested in other colors if they had them, seems like a good business idea ;) . I would wear a black one if they had them. Some how kind of cool to be a cyborg, haha.
Definitely try the Coban wrap. CVS and Walgreens sell their own generic versions of it if you want to save a few $. For example: http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?skuId=265...
How about basic SKIN colors for those of us who are older and just don't want the Pod to be quite so visible under white tee-shirts or other white shirts? I am sure that if cosmetic companies can come up with basic skin colors for all races, that Pods could be made to match.
Until colored Pods come out, though, have fun with stickers. I forgot to put a Santa sticker on my Pod over the holidays, but I have snowflakes for January, hearts for February, shamrocks for March... and smiley faces for when I am feeling down. I could see skull and crossbones for children who want to play at being pirates, or group logos for those into music. Generally no one sees my Pods, but when I look in the mirror and see a smiley face looking back at me, the reflection does make me smile. A friend keeps me in good supply of the smiley faced stickers. I may actually use one of those when I go through airport security in March! If I can make the person smile as she does the inevitable pat-down, maybe the day will go better for everyone.