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Rhen 03-13-13 12:52 PM

I,m somewhat torn between the QuadlockCase and Topeak RideCase for the iPhone5. I use a thin wrapsol protector on my phone, and the Topeak says you have to remove it due to tight fit of the case. I do like the adjustability of the Topeak to different angles to reduce glare on the iPhone. The QuadLock solved the problem with a flexible TPU wrap which is easier to get in and out. Any thoughts as to the better mount?
Thx

ChargerDawg 03-13-13 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burton (Post 15376295)
So how do you deal with the very limited battery life of any iPhone when in actual use? Hate the price, but in my opinion the biggest attraction of something like the morphie juice pack pro is the built-in 2500mAh battery. I don't want something thats just waterproof, shockproof and cute to look at - I need something I can actually USE continuously on a bicycle. Otherwise - why bring it at all?

I carry an extra USB battery pack for longer rides. The pack slides under the jersey arm and the cable goes to the phone.

Typically required for rides longer than 2.5 hours

northerntier 03-14-13 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burton (Post 15376295)
So how do you deal with the very limited battery life of any iPhone when in actual use? Hate the price, but in my opinion the biggest attraction of something like the morphie juice pack pro is the built-in 2500mAh battery. I don't want something thats just waterproof, shockproof and cute to look at - I need something I can actually USE continuously on a bicycle. Otherwise - why bring it at all?

Bring a battery pack and put it in the handlebar bag. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

will set you back < $40 and can power up your phone from flat dead to 100% more than five times. This particular unit is also relatively small and has two USB outs, including one that is 2A for ipads.

iTrek 03-18-13 12:53 PM

Just mounted my new quad lock and went for a short ride. Love the way this is mounted. I'm using it on my stem, as I have my Node mounted just above it.

JohnJ80 03-18-13 08:47 PM

You can just bring an extra battery and connect that. I use the thirdrailmobility batteries. You could mount them to the handlebar with a rubber band. Also, quadlock makes a stick on piece you could mount on the back of any case - like a battery case - and use that. I had my iPhone 5 on my bike at the end of last year using one of the otterbox cases before quadlock came out with their iPhone 5 case.

J.

EvenKeel 03-19-13 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by 01 CAt Man Do (Post 15346025)
Interesting product. Of course if you already have a cycling computer you already have most functions that it offers. Then again I like that it can control your music on your phone via the wireless link. It has great potential. I don't think its going to display your GPS screen or functions but if they come out with one that will that would be real cool.

I have the RFLKT, use it, and, love it. You can customize the screen to show the data you want. Have it paired with the Wahoo Blue HR strap and the Wahoo blue SC (speed & cadence) sensor. Considered the Garmin 510, but this does it all. Data is saved on the Wahoo fitness app and uploaded directly to Strava via an Iphone 4S. I have no battery life issue with the phone (i turn off wifi when riding).

Burton 03-19-13 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by northerntier (Post 15387519)
Bring a battery pack and put it in the handlebar bag. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

will set you back < $40 and can power up your phone from flat dead to 100% more than five times. This particular unit is also relatively small and has two USB outs, including one that is 2A for ipads.

Thanks for the link! Think I still prefer the simplicity of an all-in-one morphie juice pack pro combo for a bar mounted iPhone, but that USB battery pack could be a great backup for lights that charge with a USB interface. No cable required either!

Winnershcyclist 03-19-13 04:17 PM

Have a look at "Biologic "they are very good have it for my 4 they do one for the 5 too even if it flies off you are safe and its waterproof too I use a small Energiser XPAL battery pack with my setup

andresih 10-19-14 11:11 PM

Nite Ize handleband for smartphones
 
This summer I picked up two Nite Ize handlebands. Although not waterproof, I have found them to be absolutely awesome. Very easy to use out of the box, secure and cheap. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a smart phone holder!
Here is the one I picked up: Robot Check
I have been riding these on both my commuter and road bike since May and I am very happy with them both. Highly recommeded.
Robot Check

SammyJ 10-20-14 11:41 AM

I have the QuadLock and their universal mount attached to an Otterbox. Rock solid!


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