Spider Monkey holster keeps your accessories close at hand


posted Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM EDT

Regular readers of the Imaging Resource newsletter will be familiar with the Spider Camera Holster, a clever product we reviewed back in April 2011. Created by wedding photographer Shai Eynav, the Spider Holster was designed from the start as an extensible system, intended not only to make one or two interchangeable-lens cameras easier to carry and quicker to access, but also to provide for wrist strap attachment, Arca-Swiss tripod mounting and more via handy adapters.

A new addition to the Spider Holster lineup takes thart extensibility in another direction, though. Now, the Spider Holster is no longer just for cameras -- you can also mount and carry other accessories such as flash strobes, with the new Spider Monkey.

 The Monkey consists of a plastic belt clip similar to those once popular with frequent cellphone users, into which mates a plastic stud that's attach to the strobe or other light gadget. The belt clip works either with the Spider Holster belt, or similar (sturdy) standard belts, while the stud attaches to the accessory via an adhesive pad. For added security, a velcro strap encircles the device to ensure the adhesive pad remains tightly affixed.

Watch the video below for an idea of how the system works; you can also find more information on the Spider Holster website. Available soon, pricing is expected to be in the region of US$17.

A quick introduction to the Spider Monkey accessory belt clip.