Hi, i'm an A2 Product design student just starting my major project. I have proposed to design and prototype a mobile phone holder/ cradle similar to that available for motorists. This would allow people to take calls using a handsfree kit whilst cycling.
The cradle would hold the mobile on the handlebars allowing the cyclist to answer the call without being distracted/ dangerously wrestling through pockets to answer the phone or having the need to pull over.
I have also been thinking about adding in an additional charging circuit to allow bicycle tourers to keep a charged battery.
The holder will allow the cyclist to answer the phone using one hand (to ensure control of the bike) and will not obstruct any vital equipment such as brake or gear levers.
Any suggestions towards my project and how useful people believe the product will be will be greatly appreciated.
Do you believe that aesthetics aswell as function is important???
Many thanks, Tom Bristow