iphone mounts

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by vitapimp, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. vitapimp

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  3. Xela

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    I got a friend who has used one. His phone has fallen off three times on the road. Actually he's on his second one now. His phone fell off the first one twice and has fallen off the second on once. His phone cover has luckily saved major damage. I need to find out which ones he's used so as to tell you to steer clear of those.
     
  4. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Actually there's lots of cool i-phone apps coming out that would make one want to mount the phone on the bars and make a dedicated cycling computer redundant. I don't have one (work decided we need Blackberry's), but someone could probably start a thread on here about the apps they use for cycling.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

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    Is there still any interest in this topic? I just got two phone mounts in the mail - one generic, and one iPhone specific.
     
  6. omnivox42

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    I carry my phone in my jersey pocket. One could easily use an iphone or Android phone for a cycle computer. Saw a mount at the LBS the other day, but didn't catch the name. Yay for Omni being useless.
     
  7. davereo

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    I have tried using bar mounts for my Iphone and the GPS tracking tends to interfere with my wireless cateye. My jersey pocket works great.
     
  8. CaptainHowdy

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    Ha, I use the Otter Box. Zip tied the belt clip to the stem extension, works great.


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    I may upgrade on the new bike, but this has worked just fine so far.
     
  9. cderalow

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    I've got e topeak ride case 4. Works great.
     
  10. bikertank

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    I have the IPhone Garmin app - only 99 cents - use it in my pocket or in the bike bag - not very accurate - use it to map my ride only & count calories - by itself does not stop when the bike does - can spend another hundred or two on attachments to make it act like a more full fledged Garmen speedo - cadence - power etc - also allows me to edit & transfer every ride to the Garmin website - have a dedicated speedo for accurate details of the ride

    Also - runs out of battery power VERY fast - ran out of power on my 60 mile ride yesterday
     
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  11. kneedrachen

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    I'll try the mounts.
     
  12. Industry_Hack

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    Do you have an iPhone?
     
  13. kneedrachen

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    I will in a few days, currently running a blackberry bold
     
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  15. Dos_Ruedas

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    I use iPhone with two apps. for biking. (Endomondo = since the National Challenge and .....hum, I just looked. I must have determined the other wasn't working well & deleted it).
    Also bike computer, because I believe they are much more accurate than the current apps.
    I carry the phone in my pocket.
    Without my bike computer, the "in the pocket" method wouldn't serve me as well, because I need to see my average & current speed to determine if I'm a slacker on a given ride. ;)
     
  16. cderalow

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    iPhone 4 specific mounts can be sent my way for 'testing'

    though I really like the Topeak since it mounts to the steerer cap.
     
  17. omnivox42

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    I can test an iPhone 5 mount :)
     
  18. John_V

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    The Chinese one that I got from eBay seems to work OK. However, the watertight lid tends to pop open when you hit a decent bump. The latches really suck. I have to put a rubber-band around it to keep it from popping open. I should have known better since it was only $16.00 (with shipping). I guess I'm back on the iPhone bike mount market.
     
  19. Industry_Hack

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    If Alex becomes a fanboy, he can review the iPhone mount. I'll be reviewing the generic mount on the Cannondale commuta-beast.