Home-made Deus remote control neck holder.

Emil W

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BH Discovery 2200
BH Pioneer EX
White's Coinmaster 6000D (have had for decades)
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Not sure how else to describe this other than a 'neck holder' for the remote.

I've gotten used to using the XY screen on both my Deus 1 and 2. But constantly having to follow the remote with my eyes when it's mounted on the end of the shaft can be a literal pain in the neck.

Then I saw various 'neck holders' for cell phones online. I figured I could adapt one to hold the Deus remote, so I ordered the one you see in my photos from Target. I chose this one because of the way the phone holder is mounted on a plastic ball. There are different brands with varying mounting methods but I couldn't see any way to adapt those.

I discarded the phone holder, then ground down the ball on the end and epoxied a spare Deus remote mount where the ball was. The photos should speak for themselves.

So now I can swing the detector while looking at the remote without moving my head. Might seem unnecessary but if you have issues with your neck, it's very helpful.
 

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Emil W

Emil W

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Deus 2
Deus
Deus Lite
Garrett Apex
Garrett Pinpointer
BH Discovery 2200
BH Pioneer EX
White's Coinmaster 6000D (have had for decades)
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Thanks. I figured I'd share in case anyone else has neck problems.
 

Saker

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Thats pretty slick and a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
 

Ism

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XP Deus
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Great idea, but it looks like it would get in the way when digging.
Do you remove it when you're retrieving a target or am I perceiving an obstacle that isn't there?

Lastly, you should share your idea on the D2 section of the XP forum or the main XP forum. It's a worthy idea that should get more exposure.
 
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Emil W

Emil W

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Central New Jersey
Detector(s) used
Deus 2
Deus
Deus Lite
Garrett Apex
Garrett Pinpointer
BH Discovery 2200
BH Pioneer EX
White's Coinmaster 6000D (have had for decades)
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Thanks. I'll also post it in the Deus 2 forum.

As far getting in the way while digging, if you bend it the way I show in my photos it sits pretty close to your body, so even when bending down to dig it's not in the way at all--at least for the way I dig.
 

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