I'm not so much speaking as stealth, which the DV totally has, but just being able to stick it in your pocket and it not stick out/look awkward. It's very convenient in this sense. The Solo would be much more awkward in a pocket. And you always risk breaking stems if you attempt it. I suppose when I was thinking portable I instantly thought of something that can fit into a pocket. But you're right Sticks, if you can move with it, it should be considered portable. So I should have emphasized on the 'pocketable' more.