SpyderGrip gives you true freedom to listen to music on your device while you are active
posted by Maxwell R. / Nov 07, 2013, 10:04 AM
This is a neat idea by Ryan Arriaga, a northern California native, veteran and software developer. As you can see from the video below, he works out and lives a fairly active lifestyle. The arm strap accessories were definitely crimping on his style.
Bluetooth headphones are not always ideal for workouts or other high-energy activities (they are costly to replace too), so for traditional ear-buds or headphones, keeping the wire out of the way is important if you want to keep the beats going while you are doing your thing. Ryan decided to do something about it and set out to create SpyderGrip. It is a sleek design that fits nicely on your back, out of the way of anything to throw you off balance.
The SpyderGrip Kickstarter campaign is underway with an easily attainable goal of just $5,000 and in the first few hours it is already more than a third of the way to making it. $25 for the early adopters is a reasonable starting point, and prices rise modestly to $35. Given that some armbands cost as much as $50 or more, the SpyderGrip is positioned to put your workout hassles behind you, literally.
Check the source link below to support the campaign and get your SpyderGrip by Christmas.
source: SpyderGrip (Kickstarter)
Lovely idea, but one point of the armband is that you can still interact with the phone. Unless you're a world-record holding contortionist, I can see one or two small problems here.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:08 AM 0
Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
I think this is for people are are a little too active to have time to stop and browse through music. Also, you can mitigate that issue by using headphones that provide a skip button. But your observation is certainly valid. I think this is awesome, I've always been searching for something I can use when playing basketball.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:13 AM 2
Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 18, 2013
More than music control which is not a big problem (I usuall set a playlist before training and that's it) I'd lose data information while running and the ability to pause/resume tracking. As a male I wouldn't mind having the phone on my chest instead, but navigating menu would still be cumbersome.. Even if I'm not a big fan of smartwatches (not at all) the situation could really improve matching this spydergrip with a pebble/galaxy gear.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:36 AM 0
Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011
1. In such way you will make life for thieves easier. 2. How to interact with your phone?
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:14 AM 1
If thieves can catch up to you, you need to run faster. If they also manage to stop your music without you noticing and snatch the phone from your back, I think there are more things to worry about than the theft. Such as the diabetes coma you're in or the fact that you're no longer in the world of the living. The phone interaction is a problem though, and here's one of the few areas where I can see a smartwatch being beneficial.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:20 AM 2
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Looks like your imagination is restricted! First of all sport is not only about running and even you are running, sometimes you have to stop also, there is warious situations. For example you were running and now standing in the line to buy a bottle of water. Talking about the music, not necessary you are always listening fot music, if you didnn't knew smartphone is not only about the music. Pickpockets maybe really quick, accurate and silent.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:35 AM 0
Ok, I'll indulge you with my imagination: You are kayaking down a river, and the thief rents a pedaling boat and sneakily pedals up to you and steals your phone without you noticing! Well he deserves it then, I guess. You are playing a team sport like basketball or football. Well why on earth are you listening to music in a team sport? Also, I think your friends can spot someone trying to snatch your phone from your back. You are swimming. And uh.. the.. thief... really wants a Sony phone... I guess? I'd still like to see a thief catch up to you in the water. You're working out in a gym. There are mirrors everywhere. Also, don't lay down on your back or things will go poorly. Your exercise consists on standing in queues in crowded places like airports and train stations with earplugs in. I can see your problem now. A lot of people have their wallets or phones in their back pockets though, and the thief can make an easy grab. Pickpockets are usually less likely to target highly visible and hard to grab targets like a closed pocket at ear-level. Pardon the sarcasm, but I think you're overstating the issue.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:55 AM 4
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"...I think you're overstating the issue." I think it perfectly fits your comment #9. Why didin't you thinked about such situations like I already have mentioned before. For example you were running and now standing in the line to buy a bottle of water or something like that.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 11:34 AM 0
I realise my comments was overly long so you may just have skipped through all the sarcasm, but I did mention the queue 'issue'. "A lot of people have their wallets or phones in their back pockets though, and the thief can make an easy grab. Pickpockets are usually less likely to target highly visible and hard to grab targets like a closed pocket at ear-level." Theft is a non-issue with this. It's an incredibly hard target since velcro at ear-level won't go unnoticed. If your in-ears are plugged in the thief will also need to unplug them before he/she tries to grab the phone, which will quite easily be noticed. Pickpockets will choose easier targets. Phone accessability is the real problem for those that need it. Then again, those people can just choose an armband instead.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 11:51 AM 0
Well that's just a needlessly hurtful comment to post. Care to clarify it? I'm sick and tired of these comment sections being dominated by people fighting imaginary platform wars and stating childish things or poorly thought-through ideas. I want to have constructive discussions, but I'm normally faced with childish retorts, closed minds and the rhetorics of 10-year olds. As such, I usually fall back to humour to emotionally shield myself from the normal idiocy of internet comments. For example, your comment #2 was constructive and countered my primary point with plausible solutions to my criticism for those that don't need screen-interaction. As as such I simply gave you a thumb and left it at that, since further discussion would simply be "my usage areas differ from yours, therefore you are wrong" kind of argumentation (which would be rather ridiculous and pointless). So why am I faced with this sudden and unwarranted hatred?
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 1:41 PM 0
Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011
not a bad idea but I would rather it on my chest, I want to be able to see it, like where superman big S is at
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 10:30 AM 0
Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011
YES :D I would like it on the chest as well. Because I want to be able to take it out when I need to such as getting a text or important e-mail. Beside I can't use that when I bench... It would bother me having it against my back. Beside, I do have an arm band and I have no problem with it. You just need a nice part of headphone with clip and length adjustment.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 11:43 AM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2013
I LOVE IT! I think the vast majority of the critics on here are missing the big point of this product. EVERYONE has access to playlists and internet radio now and the only products on the market make you wear a restricted armband. Now people who are doing crossfit, Rock climbing, cycling, running etc can listen to music without their earphones getting in the way. All of the critics talk about changing the stations, but for a Cycler like me I am focused on doing the exercise not texting on my phone or switching stations. Looks like this product is more for the serious professionals and athletes not the whiners and complainers. I love it.
posted on Nov 11, 2013, 6:28 PM 0
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