T-Reign who has been making retractable tethers for 60 years for everything from office badges to keys has started to make retractable tethers for the outdoor enthusiast. These include retractable tethers for flashlights, keys, smart phones and more. The tethers come in different strength and lengths. They can handle items up to a pound at this time. T-reign also makes cases and holsters, including the ProLink for the iPhone 4.
Their newest product is the Steady-pod which secures directly to a cameras tripod mount. The line drops down and you can use it as a monopod to steady your camera. Once you are done you can retract the line and you are ready to go. No need to carry any extra gear with you.
Retractable tethers run from $15.00–25.00 retail, depending on the length and the weight they will hold. The Pro-Cases are between $34.95 and $44.95. The Pro-Link for the iPhone 4 is $39.95 and the Steady Pod is $29.95. More information is available at the T-Reign.
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