Originally Posted by conker
I just received my holster from Seido, and I have a general question to those of you who have used their holsters.
To inset the device, their directions say to slide it in at the bottom, lift the spring clip, and then push the top of the BB into place. Do you guys do this, or do you simply push and snap it into place, without manually lifting the top spring clip?
I have the Seido spring clip for the Bold. To be clear, I got the one that fits the Bold with an Innoskin. To be even more clear, I bought a different skin than the one Seido sells. I simply cannot justify $30.00 + shipping for a skin when a $9.99 + shipping will do. I was worried that it may not fit but it does. I have attached three images of the Seido clip case with the cheaper skin. As you can see, there is a slight "gap" between the screen and the felt backing of the holster. I assure you, however, there is no "play" and the device is securely in place. I'd be curious if the Innoskin offered by Seido that is purported to match the specifications and fit of the clip holster has the same gap. If not, that then suggests the skin is considerably "thicker" than the one I purchased. Not sure if that's a good thing. I'll defer to others on the board that have paired the Innoskin and the Innoskin holster to comment on the fit and function.
As for the directions, I do exactly as the instructions suggest. It's simply better to do it this way and it will become habitual and easy to do over time...just as a gunslinger eventually becomes proficient with holstering their gun. ;) With a skin, I don't believe you will ever have to worry about "wear and tear" on the device directly since obviously there is a layer between the spring clip and the device itself. Whether or not over time holstering the device will compromise the skin itself remains to be seen. I doubt it but if so, replacing a skin is significantly more convenient/cheaper. ;)