Handlebar mounts for phones?
I have a Topeak one for my iPhone. I believe they also do the same case for other smart phones.
I’ve not had it tested for waterproofnessbut it seems to work ok in it (touchscreen etc)
It does muck up my cordless computer though if it’s mounted on my handle bars. (the phone not the case obv)Posted 4 years ago
I’ve used the ultimate mobiles one before. You can see it here:
The first one I had, the plastic screen split on the -15 degC winter ride pictured above, they very kindly replaced it, but the zip has just split on the replacement. It wasn’t totally waterproof anyway, moisture would get in and the warnmth from the phone would cause the screen to mist up.
I’m just waiting for delivery of an ebay special top-tube “tank” bag with a phone holder, to see how that goes, but i am tempted by the topeak one.
There seems to be a lot more choice for iphones, than other models. Easier solution is probably to get a waterproof phone, like the Motorla Defy amd a standard bar mount.Posted 4 years agoMackemMember
Most seem to “feature” a way of rotating the screen. This sounds good but it means there’s a huge ball mount on your bar, looks awful, is far too big. IMO like.
The topeak ones look a bit better but seem to be iphone only.
I’m thinking of one of these and just strapping it to the stem…Posted 4 years agovotchySubscriber
I have one of the ultimateaddons ones for my galaxy s2, am a little disappointed as it seems to allow water in through the joint between the screen cover and surround which then causes the screen to not work on the phone, nice and robust other than that and has handled several crashes, like the look of the Blackburn one above, nice and simplePosted 4 years ago
Bit of thread revival here, but I’ve just used my top-tube mounted bag for the first time.
One of these:
Claims to be weatherproof, not waterproof. Cheaper and more stable than a bar mount, keeps the phone a bit more out of harms way and isn’t in line-of-sight, so its not a distraction, especially when riding at night. But its easy to see when you need to glance down for directions. And can carry food too! In short, for £5 its worth a go.Posted 4 years ago
There are various apps that will do this for youPosted 4 years ago
I use Smartcover
but there are many other free ones now that I’ve not tried
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