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Reviewer: David Smith on 11/26/2008Good Compass and Slate Combo - This is a good slate and compass combo. You can write on both sides with the attached pencil. With the locking retractor is keeps it out of the way until needed, but handy when you are ready to use it without tugging on you all the time. The only downside is that the compass must be almost perfectly level to use, if it is tilted too much then the dial hangs up on itself and then isnt accurate. For the price it is a good compass, to get 5 starts it would have to allow reading when more out-of-level (but would then cost significantly more, at least when compared to similar compasses).
Reviewer: Eric Jorgensen on 9/5/2007Large but strong retractor - I bought this retractor after having wasted my money on two other ones that were not capable of holding my computer off the ground while walking to the water. This one is definitely stronger than most and works well. With my Aeris ai (air integrated computer with compass module) the computer hangs with about 1/2" of line extended out from the base of the retractor. Previously the computer would hang on about 6" of line and swing around. It is strong enough to do the job but not so strong as to be an annoyance. My only complaint is that I thought it was one of the smaller retractors when looking at the picture online. It is a pretty large unit- probably about 3/4 of the size of...View Full Review
Reviewer: russ walby on 4/1/2013A must have retractor! - I am so glad that ever after the price of this item I went ahead & got this retractor. The cord is plenty long enough and the power this has to hold what ever you chose in its place untill you trully need it. As far as being able to rely on it functioning with sand, salt or what ever you encounter & get on it / in it theres zero percent chance of it hanging up or getting stuck on you since it self cleans as its oppend and retracted. It comes with multiple anchor/fastners so you can mount it almost anywhere youd like. Cant say enough on what a great product this is. An absolute must have for the serious diver.
Reviewer: Sarah S. on 12/30/2009How did I live without these? - If youre THINKING about buying one, buy three! I really wish I hadnt waited so long to buy a few of these. Got different sizes for lights, camera, console. Theyre great for anything you like to have close at hand, but since you cant hold everything in your hands...there are these retractors! And when youre done using whatever it is youre using? Just let go! (though I usually give the retractor clip a good tug, just to be safe). Seriously, youll want more than one. And so will your buddy (my husband, who is jealous I didnt get him any!).
Reviewer: Kurt K. on 3/25/2014Strong and Sturdy - I bought this as a replacement to the very same model. Ive had the original one for about 150 dives. It’s attached to my pressure gauge consol. It’s attached to my BC on the inside of a pocket and the cord runs out though a brass grommet. I had to retire the original because the cord got frayed over time. The cord was so tough it actually cut clean through the metal grommet before noticed it. Very impressive!
Reviewer: Jesse T. on 8/1/2014Princeton Tec Locking Retractor with Snap Review - $27.99 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I use the Princeton Tec Locking Retractor to hold my computer console. Unfortunately the retractor does not hold it in the proper place unless I place it the lock mode. My last retractor was a bit smaller and did not require me to lock it. Giving quicker access to my computer. Its overall construction seem to be well made.
Reviewer: Joseph Johnson on 2/10/2007Works well, light spring - Although I love the length of the cable and it works well with no hang-ups, the spring tension on this retractor is very light, not suitable for computers or guages. Use with signal devices or other light accessories is about its limit.
Reviewer: Michael Smith on 9/19/2011Works like a charm - Switching to a wireless air integrated computer meant no more console gauge, so I needed a simple compass for teaching (scuba instructor) and personal use. This one did the trick. Its nothing fancy, but solid and functional. Its a little slow to spin and lock on to a bearing, so be patient. Rather than "built in" retractor, think of it as a "built onto" a fairly large retractor, so its not exactly low profile, but the ability to lock the retractor is nice for keeping it close when not in use.