DLO StrapWrap Review

[Ed. note: Just for fun – leave a count in the comments section of how many times the word “strap” appears in this review, and I will choose a random winner (of an equally random prize) from the correct entries on April 3rd. Update: questionfear is the winner!]

As summer is approaching, I often don’t have a handy pocket that I can stick my MP3 player into since I’m no longer wearing a coat. Sure, I can wear a shirt with a pocket on the front, but then I couldn’t wear a lot of my wardrobe since I have a plethora of polo shirts I wear to work. The StrapWrap from DLO is a handy instant pocket that you can put on any bag’s strap that you might be carrying.

DLO StrapWrap

Picture courtesy of DLO

The StrapWrap is made of neoprene and is very durable.  To attach it to a bag’s strap, you clip the stability strap onto a buckle or D ring on your bag, and then wrap it around the bag’s strap and close the Velcro.  Then stick your iPod, MP3 Player or cellphone – or whatever you want – into the wrap.  I tried it with my MP3 Player, my iPod Nano and my LG enV, and they all fit comfortably.  The second pocket won’t accommodate a second device, but will hold a bluetooth headset or a pair of ear buds well.

DLO StrapWrap being Wrapped

The stability strap will protect the device and prevent it from falling off the bag’s strap in case you accidentally open the velcro closure.  During my testing period, I never snagged the velcro, and the stability strap simply kept the StrapWrap from sliding up and down the bag’s strap; the StrapWrap stayed in place the whole time I used it.

You would think without a strap at the top of the pocket to hold things in that the device might pop out of the pocket, but I had no issues with this.  No matter what I put into the pocket, it stayed put the whole time I was using it, and this included taking the bag off and on at the bus, and walking from my house to the bus stop, and from the bus stop to my office.  Let’s just say that the StrapWraps’s been thoroughly tested, and I have never had the wrap come off or the device pop out.

DLO StrapWrap on my strap.

DLO‘s StrapWrap is available for $19.99 at various retailers, or direct at DLO’s Website.

What I like: It’s convenient.  I can strap it to almost any bag’s strap, carry my MP3 player, and be able to get to it any time I need to.  This beats using the headphone port on a laptop bag any day.

What needs improvement: I’d like to see a small strap on the top just to give a little extra security;  I didn’t have any devices pop out, but I wouldn’t mind the extra security.

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About the Author

Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.

17 Comments on "DLO StrapWrap Review"

  1. I count eight…

    What I win? 🙂

  2. I counted 18 randomly speaking…

  3. questionfear | March 30, 2008 at 6:49 am |

    Are we counting the title and ed note? Assuming not, in the body of the article itself, there are 18. If you include the ed note, the title, and the “leave a comment on” section there are 21.

  4. Being aware of the word “strap” made it difficult for me to read the review. It’s like saying “don’t think of an elephant.” All I could see was the word “strap.”

  5. Gatewood, I know – believe me! 😉

    I edited it after Joel had written the review, and I actually removed and clarified some of the instances where he had used “strap”, but it got to where all I was seeing was THAT WORD. That’s why I made up the spur of the moment contest, and to my relief, Joel told me he had felt the same way writing the review.

    strap, strap, strap, strap!! AIEEEEEEE! 😆

    And yes, for the correct tally every instance of the word strap should be counted in body and title. 🙂

  6. correction 24

  7. Please forgive me. My final official count = 20.

  8. 18, including “StrapWrap”s.

  9. Joel Mclaughlin | March 30, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    Wrap was another word I was sick of in this review. Anyway, I do like it. It’s really handy. I use it every day.

  10. My count = 20

  11. Another try: 19 including the title. 20 if you count the mention in the “Editor’s note”, but that’s not really part of the review, now is it?

  12. I get 24 including Subject and Ed Note. Otherwise, I get 22. Yay me !

  13. ChessieCat | March 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm |

    I counted 19 straps!

  14. correction please – there are 19 occurrences of the word…

  15. 20 straps!
    how are we all getting different counts??

  16. Ok, the key was “in this review”, so the correct amount was 18. There were three who guessed correctly – and the random winner of the three is questionfear. I’ll be sending an email shortly. 🙂

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