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October 22, 2008 - 3:30 PM
As the size of cameras and other devices has decreased, the chance of dropping these fragile electronics seems to have increased. To combat this, Leashtec has introduced the DiveLeash, an inexpensive neoprene strap with velcro attachment (similar to that on boogieboards and surfboards) and quick-release snap that securely holds your small camera or housing (less than 16oz in air) if one needs use of both hands.
The inventor told me he got the idea after his young son dropped his Sony PSP and cracked the screen. The company is looking to work on a heavy-duty version for larger digital cameras.
Leashtec’s representative demonstrates the product’s effectiveness with a point-and-shoot camera