Cell Phone Bike Mount Review
Description: Motorcycle/Bicycle Phone Mount
Product Range: Cell-Phone Mounting Device
Cost: $10 – $15
Quality Rating: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
If you are planning a trip to the East (i.e. Thailand, Vietnam or alike) you will most likely be renting a scooter to get around however this scenario can also be applied to any cycle tours or mountain biking excursions as well. Using mobile phones as a navigation aid has overtaken the dedicated GPS device in recent years as a result of technological advancement and of course, ease of use.
In my opinion, there are 2 main considerations when choosing a mounting device for your mobile phone;
Firstly: the mounting needs to be strong enough to withstand a number of jolts and bumps that will inevitably occur along the journey.
Secondly: the security of the mounting must be considered to prevent someone stealing it while in traffic as this will be in plain sight for all to see. Therefore, some locking device in addition to the stability designed into the mount should be good enough to prevent the casual thief from stealing your mobile phone.
Here are some of the key features of this mounting that makes it in my opinion a great addition to your travel kit:
Sturdy and Secure
Most phone mounts use an elastic system that can be easily adjusted according to the size and design of the phone. This mount has solid corner mounts that fit snugly on each of the phones corners thus securely holding the phone in place while riding.
Most people only consider the physical strength of a mount without considering the issue of possible theft while standing in traffic. This is something that is a real concern as the mobile phone needs to be mounted in such a way for the driver to easily see it but that results in an easy target.
This problem has been countered by means of an automatic locking cooperate with one-way back gear preventer. This works by means of a ratchet system and adjusts to the size of your phone and requires the one-key-release to be pushed to deactivate the mechanism. This ensures that only you will be able to remove the phone and prevent any opportunistic thieves from stealing it.
Installation is relatively easy with no tools required to properly mount it to the bike. This is a great consideration when travelling and renting a scooter as this means you do not need to bring a tool kit along when either renting or returning a scooter.
The mounting unit is rubberised to prevent damage to the mounting point and to reduce vibrations transferring to the mount. When mounting it, all you need to do it identify the optimal mounting point that feels comfortable, locate the mount on the point and screw the lock nut in place. Simple.
The adjustability of the mounting unit is one of the best-selling points as one only needs to purchase one type and it will automatically resize according to your needs. The mounting as shown in this post is suitable for Iphone x 8/8Plus/7/7Plus/6s/6Plus/5S, Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8, Google Nexus, LG, Huawei and any other devices measuring between 3.5 and 6.5 inches wide.
The mounting comes with a standard 12-month guarantee and should something happen to the mount during your next adventure or should you not be happy with it, the supplier will accept it back so the risk of being stuck with a defective product is also alleviated.
Whatever your choice of navigation device, make sure that the mounting is safe, secure and most important hands-free. Riding with a device in your hands should never be an option should you want to return safely from your adventure.