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Case or Holster? What's the difference

Holsters are designed to provide easy-in, easy-out access to your device, a perfect solution for when users need to access their device frequently. Industries that typically utilise holsters include logistics, warehousing and retail. Common device types for holsters are scanners and mobile computers.

Some holsters can be mounted to a wall, desktop, forklift, vehicle or attached to a user via a belt or strap. A holster with D-rings can be attached to a shoulder strap. Mounted holsters use cable ties for forklift attachment and come with mounting holes for fixing to a wall. Some holsters include a retainer strap to secure the device during forklift travel. In addition, there is the option of a metal bracket for when you need a more rugged mounting solution.

In contrast to holsters, cases are designed to be permanently attached to a device at all times. This means cases can be used with accessories such as a stylus', belt clips and shoulder straps. Cases may also be wearable with WristMount.

Cases and holsters can be customised in order to provide the perfect solution for your business. Visit the Multiplexx Store

Ballistic Nylon

Ballistic nylon is a thick, tough, synthetic nylon fabric used for a variety of applications. Laboratory tests have been run and the 1050 denier fabric is the strongest and most durable fabric for its denier weight level. As it resists abrasion and tearing, ballistic nylon is typically used for luggage.


A DirectTouch case has no cover over the screen or keypad for ease of use while using a stylus or wearing gloves.

Multi-Position Belt Loop

A multi-position belt loop allows the user to wear the holster high or low on the belt, and to swivel it to the front or back so the holster does not get in the way of a person sitting. It enables the user to position the holster for better comfort on the waist.

OP Case

An Operating Case (OP Case) design allows the device to be used without removing it from the case. This design is used when the operator is using the handheld frequently. This solution also gives extra protection from drops. An OP Case can be worn on a belt or carried on the shoulder with a shoulder strap (waist belt or shoulder strap optional).


A clear plastic cover over the screen to protect against dirt and moisture.

Mounting Options

Mountable solutions are great when a device needs to be tied to a location and has multiple users. Commonly used on forklifts and workstations but can be adapted to mount onto any surface or object.

Forklift Mount - Holster is attached to the forklift using cable ties with the mounting holes.
Hand Truck Mount - Options for attachment include cable ties or metal bracket
Magnetic Mount - Holster is supplied with magnets that allow mounting on any ferrous surface.
Pole Mount - Holster is pole-mounted using cable ties with the mounting holes.
Shopping Cart Mount - Three hook & loop straps from mounting holster to a shopping cart
Vehicle-Mount - Options for attachment include metal bracket or RAM mount
Wall Mount - The holster is supplied with mounting holes.
WristMount - Ergonomic strap to mount the device to your wrist. Great for when your hands have to be free for work but also need to access the mobile device.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)

If you see the RoHS Symbol this means that the product has been designed and manufactured with an earth-friendly mentality and is RoHS compliant. For more information visit: