Handheld computers were once something we only saw on reruns of Star Trek, but like so many other examples of technology from the world of science fiction they’ve become relatively common. This is particularly true when it comes to business and industry, as having full access to every digital tool at a moment’s notice can often mean the difference between making a sale, and losing a customer. Whether you’re a stock worker, an electrician, IT support, or just a salesperson working one-on-one with customers or taking inventory, handheld computers are an invaluable tool for getting the job done.
The problem is that they are also fairly fragile and expensive tools.
So how do you properly use a glass hammer, while making sure you still have it at the end of the day? Well, you do the same thing we do with all of our day-to-day electronics; you put it in a case. But how do you keep your handheld computer on-hand and ready to go while also keeping your hands free when you aren’t using it?
For that, you need to use the right handheld computer case.
Holsters Make Handheld Computers More Convenient and Efficient
Have you ever seen those guys who keep their cell phones on a belt holster? A lot of folks consider it a “dad accessory,” but at the same time that overlooks the inherent advantages that kind of setup offers. Keeping a phone in a holster means that you have easy access to it no matter what position you’re in, while at the same time providing protection from scratches, dings, and other bits of daily wear and tear. Not only that, but it ensures that the phone is kept away from keys, coins, pens, and other stuff that might cause additional damage by putting it in a pocket. And with a simple clip, you can put it wherever is most comfortable for you, allowing you to keep your phone on either hip, or even in the small of your back if that’s easier.
Those same benefits apply to keeping a handheld computer in a holster. But because these computers tend to be a bit larger than a traditional flip phone or smartphone, the holster also needs to be both larger, and more comfortably situated. They’re still clipped to your belt, though, which allows these holsters to act as a platform for storing a necessary tool when it’s not in use. They keep the computer safe, allow ease of access, and ensure that it’s always on-hand when you need it the most.
In addition to the convenience of being able to keep your computer with you while keeping your hands free for when you need them, these holsters also give your handheld computers increased longevity. Because if you keep them safe when they’re not in-use, and you make sure they’re kept out of the way of daily dangers, then a single unit can often last far longer than it would if you were just carrying it with you from place to place. Particularly if you found yourself constantly setting it down and left unattended, which comes with its own hazards.
The savings in incidental damage, accidents like dropping a handheld computer, or having it damaged by storing it in an improper case like a messenger bag or backpack can’t be understated here. And when combined with the sheer convenience of always having it within arm’s reach for when you really need it, there is no reason not to have a holster for your handheld computer. Especially if it really is a necessary tool for you to properly do your job.