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Old 12-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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I phone 5 mounting options

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
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Mounted mine last night. Very easy to remove all but the base in just a few seconds, should you choose to...
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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if you ride off road I would stay away from the X mount and get the Ram finger mount, once setup it holds the Lifeproof case almost too much.
With the LifeProof case as long as you keep in oriented vertically you can charge it in the all but the heaviest rain the plug fits pretty tight in the case.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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Finger mount? I didn't see that one, I do some offloading so that is definitely a idea?
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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Finger mount? I didn't see that one, I do some offloading so that is definitely a idea?
Lifeproof actually makes a handlebar mount not sure how well it would work on motorcycle though.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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Just kidding, I'm an Android fan.

I have a RAM X-Grip mount and a RAM universal finger grip. The X-Grip is handy. But with the medium length fingers, and the bottom stop arm in place, the Finger Grip mount is much more secure IMHO. I now use the X-Grip only in the car.
I also stuck one of the non-slip mats to the back of the finger grip mount to make it even more secure and to add a bit of cushion. I've actually been using this setup for a number of years. The only issue I've had is rain.

I have an Aquabox for rainy days. The Aquabox sucks. It is very difficult to operate the controls. The extra layer of rubber cover make so much glare that it is hard to see my maps. And if you are charging the device inside the case, in the sunlight, it can over heat. It is basically an oven.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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Lifeproof = goodness

I have really enjoyed my Lifeproof case. I have used it in the pool shooting video of my son acting goofy with no issues. The ability to mount it to the bike is awesome. Now you have to get the gloves so that you can use the touch screen on the device.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #8
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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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Old 12-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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Hey Valpoz.. your thread looks like it comes from my mind...
I am also planning to pass on the dark side and purchase a iPhone 5...and also I was looking for some MC mountings options. The two that you suggest are on my list...but recently I came across with the Hitcase Pro case..
it looks good and ticks all my requirements... (waterproof, dustproof, mount and stylish...)
the only disadvantage is that the haven't announced any release day...

http://www.hitcase.com/iphone5

Of course, I don't have any connection with the company..just I have the same queries like you...subscribed...
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #10
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I use one by Biologic. Works great! easy on and off with a Ram mount. I haven't tried it in a downpour yet though, but in a light rain it's waterproof. Twisted throttle sells them. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...s-cradles?p=10


FYI, the link is for a iPhone 4.


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Old 12-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #11
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Done! I ordered the finger mount for the bike and the x mount for the car.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:14 AM   #12
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Dang, this should not be so hard. I want a handlebar-mountable, damp-proof case, with charging port, that allows the touch screen to work for iPhone 5. Am I missing something?

Edit: I usually go ommando with my phone, so I also need it reasonably easy to open.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #13
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Dang, this should not be so hard. I want a handlebar-mountable, damp-proof case, with charging port, that allows the touch screen to work for iPhone 5. Am I missing something?
That they don't tend to work after being in the direct sunlight for a while. That's the big negative.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #14
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That they don't tend to work after being in the direct sunlight for a while. That's the big negative.

Has anyone experimented with a shade?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:50 AM   #15
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I have one of these

http://www.ibikeconsole.com/detail.a...73670&private=

i also had a iPhone4 version before it and found it quite good.
the 5 version doesnt have any access for charging unfortunately, but works well as far as handlebar mounting etc is concerned.

I didnt end up using it for navigation on a recent trip like I though I would, but used the 4 version a few times with good results, using TomTom, no issues with iPhone overheating, but I have seen it before.

They did mention in a email when i asked about charging that they are working a way to charge, few issues, 1) new connector is longer so made the phone case too big, 2) they looked at having the connector in the part of the case and chaarging through the bracket but there is supply issues getting the connector for such things. So hopefully they will come up with something but in mean time it is a good case.
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