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I use a retractor with my cobra and clip it midchest. I bought the cobra with 12 dives on it and the face protector was scratched up pretty badly already from dragging along the bottom so the previous owner bought the retractor for it. It makes it easier to find since its always right under my air2. The face protectors cost about $12 so the retractor ($20+) is really worth it considering how quickly the first lens protector got scratched up. I think it actually happened on the first few dives he made... in the concrete bottomed swimming pool. Just make sure you get a good, long retractor.
You'll bang it on rocks, drag it through seaweed, mud...you'll hurt the environment and your computer.
Get a clip for it. I've got a very simple clip that is simply a plastic quick release buckle with a loop of thick line on either end. One end is looped through the console, one is looped to the high d-ring on my chest.
Trident makes a very decent retractor for around $15 or so that works VERY well for keeping the console close to you when you let it go, and also has about 30" of travel in it so you can pull it far away from your chest and look at it.