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Old 12-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by ValpoFz View Post
Sooo after years of fighting the dark side I am upgrading to an IPhone 5, I have been looking at some MC mounting options, I have narrowed it down to 2 options, I think. I wished there was a waterproof powered dock but I haven't found one. Not certain that either option is power-able but I think the life proof can be worked around. If anybody has tried these I would appreciate some input.


Option 1 Ilfeproof case and Ram X mount -
http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResul...5/Default.aspx

http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/us_en/.../iphone-5-case

Option 2 Aquabox rammount -
http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResul...0/Default.aspx
The Ram Aquabox is nice, but for me I use my phone as a GPS (yes, btw it does suck for that) and that function
eats the power like nothing else. I would need it powered so it doesn't die on me (it has before). So, I pretty much
came up with my own powered iPhone box for less than the Ram box:

Pelican iCase



Drilled a hole, cut off the phone end of a Powerlet charging cable and soldered on
the smallest charger end I could find.





Mounted a Ram ball mount on the back side, and used Ram hardware for the rest
of the mount.



Pros: Keeps phone dry, and protected. Can still see the display.

Cons: Bulky, can't manipulate the display, gets HOT when charging. I've had the
phone shut down several times this summer due to the heat while the power cord
was plugged in.

So, I ended up getting a Ram X mount & extra powerlet cable for the hot/dry days.
I carry this one in my top case for when it rains.
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