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Any recommendations for iphone / htc bike handlebar mount

ArmoredincaArmoredinca Posts: 80
edited July 2011 in Commuting general
As I am using my HTC Desire's superb Android Cycling applications and GPS navigation more and more I am looking for advice on mounting options for my smartphone;

Does anyone have any recommendations and is there a waterproof/splashproof option worth considering?
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  • estampidaestampida Posts: 1,008
    err dont, it will get broken - keep it in your bag as you are supposed to keep your eyes on the trail

    but if you have a lighter port fit a fax/copier combo
  • shmoostershmooster Posts: 355
    Don't know about the HTC, but as you mention the iPhone, then the biologic is pretty good. I haven't had any problems with it

    http://www.thinkbiologic.com/
  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    You can get strong specific mounts for the Desire.

    http://www.holdersandmounts.co.uk/htc-d ... mount.html

    Is probably the best but I'd still wrap it in a sealy bag and extra secure it to the mount with elastic bands.

    For weather proof try this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Bike- ... B00354DGWM

    Or you could get the oversized battery and cover and cut holes in the area over the SIM and Micro SD and use a universal mount + sealy bag and elastic bands.

    Or what about an arm band?
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  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    shmooster wrote:
    Don't know about the HTC, but as you mention the iPhone, then the biologic is pretty good. I haven't had any problems with it

    http://www.thinkbiologic.com/

    +1

    I've got one for my 3GS, works very well!
  • whitestar1whitestar1 Posts: 530
    I have been thinking of getting a mount for my iphone 3gs for some time. Haven't done so yet. Been keeping it in my backpack. Some reviews here http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/cycling-accessories/iphone-bike-mount/. You did say iPhone too.
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  • ThebigbeeThebigbee Posts: 570
    I too am after a decent mount for an iPhone 3G that keeps the phone secure. Am not too bothered about the waterproofness as will be fair weather only.

    The Dahon seems a bit steep in price for me.

    Also any decent apps that can be recommended?
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    I dont think i'd trust a bike mount for a phone, it would either fly off and break, get stolen at traffic lights or the vibrations of the ride would shake the insides to pieces! i'd find a pocket in a rucksack or bum bag that you can get to easily instead.
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  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    Chris Bass wrote:
    I dont think i'd trust a bike mount for a phone, it would either fly off and break, get stolen at traffic lights or the vibrations of the ride would shake the insides to pieces! i'd find a pocket in a rucksack or bum bag that you can get to easily instead.

    My wife and I both have the Dahon Biologic iPhone mounts. Her's came flying off her handlebars & went bouncing down the road; the cover was scratched but the phone was fine and undamaged. Dahon (Discount Bikes Direct,) replaced the faulty mount immediately. The original unit my wife was supplied with had a manufacturing fault (one of those things I guess...) Mine has been rock solid since day 1!
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