Cell phones: To clip or not to clip? (My video!)

  • BrownsTown

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    Nov 24, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Thought I'd share one of my videos from work ... I am discussing for our magazine's engineering audience the pros and cons of using a belt clip for their cell phones vs. putting them in their pockets. (Yeah, I know what you fashionistas will say, LOL!!)

    Anyway, hope you all enjoy my cheesy rant! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Nov 24, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    I use an armband. I feel left out. icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 24, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    You'd get more views if you were shirtless. icon_razz.gif
  • BrownsTown

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    Nov 24, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou'd get more views if you were shirtless. icon_razz.gif


    LOL, I'd do it if I could get away with it. icon_biggrin.gif I don't think there's a huge gay engineering community out there, though (not to mention the small amount of female engineers). And it would be hard to explain it to my boss and video producer ...
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    Nov 24, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    The cell phone is one of those inventions that I would prefer to do without. A co-worker provided a belt clip because the thing was always being left somewhere. I love the belt clip.
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    Nov 24, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    mine goes in my back pocket when i'm out and about and in the elastic pocket on my car door panel when i'm in the car. So far the only place i've consistently "lost" it is in my own apartment
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    Nov 24, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    BrownsTown said
    paulflexes saidYou'd get more views if you were shirtless. icon_razz.gif


    LOL, I'd do it if I could get away with it. icon_biggrin.gif I don't think there's a huge gay engineering community out there, though (not to mention the small amount of female engineers). And it would be hard to explain it to my boss and video producer ...


    I'm an engineer. There's an audience. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 24, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    Yes, I remember those days when phones were not as common so you carried it on a clip to look important. You seemed even more important if you talked very loudly and put your phone on walkie talkie so everybody in the near vicinity could hear both sides of the conversation to know it was a very important phone call.
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    Nov 24, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    Cell phones also used to be a lot chunkier. You almost had to clip them to your belt. The smartphones are larger, but they usually have a thin enough profile not to be too annoying in your pocket.
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidCell phones also used to be a lot chunkier. You almost had to clip them to your belt. The smartphones are larger, but they usually have a thin enough profile not to be too annoying in your pocket.


    ^this

    I still have my mom's motorola CAR PHONE from her old Suburban. My dad got a little creative with the wiring and made some improvements on it so its kinda unique.
  • BrownsTown

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    Nov 24, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidCell phones also used to be a lot chunkier. You almost had to clip them to your belt. The smartphones are larger, but they usually have a thin enough profile not to be too annoying in your pocket.


    Yeah, but how do you wear even remotely-sexy (read slightly tight) jeans and not have the damn phone feeling like a brick in your pocket? icon_biggrin.gif

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    Nov 24, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    When I wore more slender jeans & slacks I did use a belt clip with the first flip phones I had (before that I had a big bag phone, mostly for the car, and the Army would give me a "brick" for my official travel).

    The belt clip wasn't for prestige, but for practicality. With only 2 front trouser pockets the phone felt tight and made a big visual lump (is that your cell phone, or are yah just glad to see me?). Plus it competed with keys, loose change, and other items that could scratch it.

    But today I'm retired in Florida and mostly wear cargo pants, short or long. And the phone goes into a big flapped pocket. Only problem is that sometimes when I sit in a car the phone wants to slide right out, despite the closed flap. So I always keep a grippy rubber protector on the phone, and that keeps it in place.
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    Nov 24, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    BrownsTown said
    DudeInNOVA saidCell phones also used to be a lot chunkier. You almost had to clip them to your belt. The smartphones are larger, but they usually have a thin enough profile not to be too annoying in your pocket.


    Yeah, but how do you wear even remotely-sexy (read slightly tight) jeans and not have the damn phone feeling like a brick in your pocket? icon_biggrin.gif



    Since I don't wear tight pants, that's not an issue for me. icon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    Nov 24, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy team always said: Cell phones are NOT accessories. So, no to the belt clip.