My last post talked about how I dream that the t:clip would be.. and I still do. However, I took a big leap and simply ditched it…. and attached the Hip Clip directly to my t:slim.
It wasn’t an easy choice to make since I absolutely LOVE having the colors of the t:clips that I do and having the ability to mix and match them. The problem with affixing the clip directly to the pump is that you lose the ability to use the t:clips.. thus no fun colors. BUT, what I didn’t expect is how much it seems to lighten the pump… and makes it feel as if I’m not even wearing it.
I mean, yeah, it’s the same size it’s always been, but having mine stuck in the “otterbox” of cases it seems almost invigorating and new to see how thin it is… dare I say… sexy even. (Cause, yeah, pumps can TOTALLY be sexy… )
I haven’t had any issues with the clip seeming to come off or anything. The clip comes with 3M bonding tape pre-attached, and you can get more from the hardware store or walmart if needed. We happened to have some, so after I took the clip off of the plastic t:slider, I needed to re-tape… which involved Unisolve wipes to remove the old bits of tape from the Hip Clip before I could attach more to it. The problem with having it attached to the t:slider case was that the case had a matte-feeling finish on it, so the clip didn’t’ seem to want to stay permanently. You might could sand it before attaching it, but I didn’t take anymore time with it after I attached the Hip Clip directly to the pump. I love it. It feels more like the clip on the Animas Ping did… and I LOOOOVEEEDD how it clipped.
The only thing is that the clip doesn’t seem as tightly tensioned as the Ping on did, so if you’re very active with it, it *may* come unclipped… but the you wouldn’t have even needed to be slightly active with the t:clip or even bend over wrong and it would fall over or something. That’s what irritated me – it was SO floppy. The Hip Clip doesn’t really let it “flop”.
Right now, I’m in love. I haven’t really missed my t:clips, just the bit of color they provided.