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Old 09-26-13, 07:47 AM   #1
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Lifeproof bike mount

Done more shopping and have come across two great items from Lifeproof for the Brommie. Since I already have an iPhone, it would be logical then to use it as a GPS cyclometer. So how does one attach an iPhone to the handlebars of a Brompton, or any other bike for that matter? Finding an accessory that will attach on a Brommie handlebar that won't interfere when folding I'm finding a challenge. Lifeproof sells a watertight case:

http://www.lifeproof.com/en/iphone-5-nuud/

and a bicycle mount that will work when folding down the bars. The nice thing is that the top part that the iPhone fits onto will pivot on a ball mount allowing it to to be moved to allow for folding. Here's the bike mount:

http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/us_en/...iphone-5-case/

I just ordered these this morning. Will give the rundown when they arrive.

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Old 09-26-13, 08:47 AM   #2
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The only issue I see is that when using your smartphone as a GPS with the screen on, you can really burn through the battery. It's easy enough to have an external battery, but I don't see how you could use it with that case.
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The only issue I see is that when using your smartphone as a GPS with the screen on, you can really burn through the battery. It's easy enough to have an external battery, but I don't see how you could use it with that case.
I did think of that actually. The case will allow for any external connection. I will have to see how it goes, and if there is a need, which I'm sure what you are saying is correct, then I will look into external charging on the run, so to speak. Thanks for bringing that up.

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The only issue I see is that when using your smartphone as a GPS with the screen on, you can really burn through the battery. It's easy enough to have an external battery, but I don't see how you could use it with that case.
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I am using the Biologic stuff
http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/biologic.htm
and yes a Joule front hub with reecharge will charge the phone in no time :-)

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I am using the biologic reecharge (dyno hub to usb). This is the most affordable solution on the market for a no fuss, very durable converter.
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