Top 4 ways to secure your Narrative Clip and not lose it

Top 4 ways to secure your Narrative Clip and not lose it 4

2 weeks back, we published a blog post on the Top 3 ways to optimize the field vision of the Narrative Clip. (If you haven’t, take a look!) This week, we thought it might be apt to do up a blog post on how not to lose your Narrative Clip! This series of support blog posts is part of our approach to provide all of our users with the best and most creative tips based on the top issues that we see in support on a daily basis. If you have any suggestions on what issues we should investigate next, just drop us a comment here under our blog post or ping us on our social media platforms! Speaking of social media platforms, we have now launched a new dedicated twitter handle for Support! If you want to be the first to know about our newest developments and user updates, follow us @NarrativeHelp . All right, back to the topic of how not to lose your Clip. Here are some of the most useful and creative ways to secure the Clip to your clothing.

Add Personal Details at the back of your Narrative Clip

 Our Narrative Clip, equipped with contact info QR and a location finding gadget

Our Narrative Clip, equipped with contact info QR and a location finding gadget. Credit: Dewey Kang

This may not prevent you from losing your Clip, but may help you find it. Adding a name, email address or phone number gives a source for people to contact you with, should you lose your Clip. We have had several cases of people contacting us with lost Clips looking for ways to contact the owner now. If you don’t feel comfortable with adding your personal details, you can also follow in the steps of Dewey Kang, one of our users who added a QR code and a location finding service to his Clip! You can easily generate a QR code online through any QR generators. Here is a good and easy website to use!

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Attach your Clip to a necklace

Check out the creative pictures taken with the Narrative Clip on her instagram: http://instagram.com/lindsayhuffman

A great idea to attach your Clip to a necklace, by one of our users, Lindsay Huffman, who is also a wonderful photographer.

Tested by many of my colleagues at Narrative, this has proven to be one of the most effective ways to secure your Clip. Cheap to purchase and fuss-free, we can’t see why not! Lindsay Huffman, one of our users, made it into a statement necklace – A necklace that takes pictures that is! A good tip here would be to purchase a adjustable-length lanyard, so that you can adjust it accordingly if you find the field vision too low for your liking. (Lots of cut-off heads or grounds). A chain necklace works well here and adds a feminine charm. Otherwise, it is also easy to get a leather necklace and create a adjustable sliding knot to adjust the length whenever you want. Here is a quick guide on how to do it! To ensure that the Clip stays, loop the necklace around your Clip!

Attach your Clip to a Lanyard (but keep it hidden)

Attach the Narrative Clip to a lanyard and hide it under your shirt.

Attach the Narrative Clip to a lanyard and hide it under your shirt.

If you like the simplicity of the Clip and want to keep it simple with no other distractions, this little trick works wonder too. However, this only works with button down shirts. So what you do is to first loop a lanyard to the metal clip, then around your neck. After which, run the lanyard under your shirt, pull the camera out between two shirt buttons, then clip it to your shirt. This way, it is less obvious than wearing it with a lanyard and your Clip is stabilized. You will not lose the Clip or get as many blur pictures. Try it and share your results with us!

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Add location finding gadgets to your Clip

 Our Narrative Clip, equipped with contact info QR and a location finding gadget

Our Narrative Clip, equipped with contact info QR and a location finding gadget. Credit: Dewey Kang

Just like attaching key finding services to your house and car keys, you can also add location finding services to your Narrative Clip. (See above) Here are some location finding service that may work with your Narrative Clip: Tile App,  StickR TrackR. They are lightweight enough to not be in the way and then you can easily track your Clip via a Mobile App. A location finding gadget will work well in conjunction with the other methods shown above. Just like how you would like to secure it when you wear it, having a location finding gadget attached to your Clip may help if you accidentally misplace your Clip. (E.g. Left it on a table in the restaurant, hidden in yesterday’s clothes etc.) We’ve also seen some other users using safety pins or carabiners to further secure their Clips! Do you have any good tips to secure your Clip? Share them with us here! That’s all for today! We hope you find this support blog post useful. Is there are any other topics you would like us to explore? Let us know.