I phone 5 mounting options

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ValpoFz, Dec 27, 2012.

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Which option should I go with?

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  2. Option 2

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  1. jprovence

    jprovence Adventurer

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    Picked up a Lifeproof case last night at Best Buy for $79. I feel its worth it. The fit and finish is top notch. Screen is generally responsive, not as good as a naked phone, but very close. The sound from the speaker phone is muted, but phone calls are fine. No one has complained thus far. I put it in a bowl of water for a few hours before the phone went in. It sealed up properly. I can't wait for the bike mount. I did take it in the shower to test it out, again worked fine. I'm not sure I wanna go swimming with it just cause I'll never fully trust it, but on a bike in the rain, yeah I'd go for it.
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  2. hopskipjump

    hopskipjump Adventurer

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    Earlier post showed someone who had through drilled a phone case in order to mount the Ram ball. Does anyone think this could be done (with some dabs of silicone) in order to attach the new Otter case??????
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  3. SantaFeTrailer

    SantaFeTrailer Stromtrooper

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    I was planning on doing just that once I get mine. I have a set of the octagon button and matching arm, which will allow me to use the case for sailing, skiing, whatever, when I am off the bike (I don't use a case day to day - I like the form factor as it is too much).

    edit: I wonder if the foam-like padding on the back inside will be easily removable to allow for drilling and countersinking holes to install the RAM mount?
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  4. Black-Ops

    Black-Ops The left one....

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    I got a quadlock as part of a kickstarter project. The handlebar has been working fine and the locking collar holds it nice and tight but its still a breeeze to take off. I use one of the sticky mounts in my 4x4 that has seen a lot of rough work over the last year and its never got loose or fallen out.
    Case for the phone is ok but not water or dust or anything proof. I think they are working on a poncho (like a shower cap) to fit over the phone in the rain.

    A great nice weather mount but if you need water and dustproof its not there yet.
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  5. Black-Ops

    Black-Ops The left one....

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    A bad pic of the quad lock mounted on my GS.
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  6. Black-Ops

    Black-Ops The left one....

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    So bad it didn't work. Try again[​IMG]
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  7. brieninsac

    brieninsac Been here awhile

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    The RAM Mount is the way to go! Very solid and reliable. I feel very comfortable with it holding my iPhone. The cradle that the phone sets in works great and can be rotated slightly.

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    I also installed the TAPP USB outlet to power the phone. It's a new model with 2.1 amps to charge more power hungry devices like tablets.

    Installation was pretty simple. One end is secured to the handle bars and the other end is wired to the battery. There's a rubber cap to cover the USB port when not in use and to keep moisture out. I found that it drained my battery after a few days so I installed a cut-off switch and it hasn't been a problem since.

    Here are some pics of the install and final product.

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    I have a short black iPhone USB cable on order

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    Charging the iPad

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  8. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    Do you find that the X-Grip lets the phone rotate a bit clockwaise and counter-clockwise?
    I found that annoying so I prefer the finger grip. It was annoying to look down and see the map or whatever twisted to the side.
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  9. brieninsac

    brieninsac Been here awhile

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    It has a little give both ways which is fine for me. But it would nice to go into a portrait mode at times too.
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  10. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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  11. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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    RAM has a PDA mount with adjustable sides 2 solid hooks on the bottom with th top 2 spring loaded. I've used the same mount for all my phones. I'm not a big fan of heavy duty cases as my phone lives with me.

    Personally when it rains or is stupid hot it goes in the top box. The Bluetooth works just the same. For long trips build bigger play lists.

    http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-universal-hook-clamp-pda-mount-with-diamond-plate.html
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  12. SantaFeTrailer

    SantaFeTrailer Stromtrooper

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    Just ordered my Otterbox Armor case (they were released today). They have blue and orange, but not green so sorry for all you Kawi riders:deal

    I'll post up a report
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  13. jprovence

    jprovence Adventurer

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    This setup is proving its weight in gold. Waterproof and easy access and very solid.

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  14. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    Which holder is that?
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  15. jprovence

    jprovence Adventurer

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    Lifeproof case and bike mount with custom Ram arm added for mounting flexibility. A little spendy at $120 for the case and cradle.
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  16. SantaFeTrailer

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  17. MiguelVR

    MiguelVR Adventurer

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    I've been using Lifeproof case with bike holder, and am very happy. The case is solid. Will not try to swim with it, but it will hold any rain and dust. The holder is just perfect. Simple design, it holds tight. For power its simple and easy, but for Iphones 4 you need the original cable charger. Its the only that fits.
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  18. jprovence

    jprovence Adventurer

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    Lifeproof makes an adapter that fits the 4/4S case.

    http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/us_en/connectors/lifeproof-dock-adapter/

    Kind of a rip off.
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  19. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    Hey can you show a pick of the back, on the Lifeproof site I cant see how to get a ram ball mounted to it
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  20. jprovence

    jprovence Adventurer

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    I used this:
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