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iPhone mount that doesn't block camera?

Old 03-31-13, 01:38 PM
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iPhone mount that doesn't block camera?

I searched, but was unable to find what I am looking for.

Does anyone know of an iPhone mount that doesn't block the camera? I would prefer to be able to record video while cycling (for safety reasons). And, obviously, it does not have to be iPhone-specific.

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Old 03-31-13, 03:00 PM
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Find a good mount that works well for your phone, bars and the position you want it in, then drill a hole where needed. How does recording video while riding improve/affect safety?
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Posted this a while back in the Electronics forum and got no interest. Which really doesn't matter to me cause I'll be buying one anyway:

http://www.mophie.com/OutRide-by-mop...multi-blk.htm#

You can download the Outride application free from the Apple store and it'll let you check out some of the video and stills posted by current users.

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Old 03-31-13, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Find a good mount that works well for your phone, bars and the position you want it in, then drill a hole where needed. How does recording video while riding improve/affect safety?
What do you mean? Most mounts are made for cars. Not sure what this drilling is all about. (Bear with me here, sorry.)

I guess it protects me if something is ever to happen and I have to go to court, or deal with a hit and run.

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Posted this a while back in the Electronics forum and got no interest. Which really doesn't matter to me cause I'll be buying one anyway:

http://www.mophie.com/OutRide-by-mop...multi-blk.htm#

You can download the Outride application free from the Apple store and it'll let you check out some of the video and stills posted by current users.
Hmm. I can see why you didn't get much response to it.

1. $150
2. You have to remove your current case.
3. I could get a Lifeproof case for $80 and a Lifeproof bike mount for $30, saving me $20.

Those being said, I really like that! If I was willing to drop $150 on a mount and case, I would definitely go that route.
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Originally Posted by uRabbit View Post
What do you mean? Most mounts are made for cars. Not sure what this drilling is all about. (Bear with me here, sorry.)

I guess it protects me if something is ever to happen and I have to go to court, or deal with a hit and run.



Hmm. I can see why you didn't get much response to it.

1. $150
2. You have to remove your current case.
3. I could get a Lifeproof case for $80 and a Lifeproof bike mount for $30, saving me $20.

Those being said, I really like that! If I was willing to drop $150 on a mount and case, I would definitely go that route.
I kinda like the Lifeproof case myself. Thing is - the Outride has a wide angle conversion lens built into their case which results in a 170-degree viewing angle. The stock still camera capture mode on an iPhone 4 is probably only 40 degrees and selecting video mode reduces that. Don't know if part of the attraction of the GoPro is the wide angle lens - but this is the next closest thing I've seen.
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
I kinda like the Lifeproof case myself. Thing is - the Outride has a wide angle conversion lens built into their case which results in a 170-degree viewing angle. The stock still camera capture mode on an iPhone 4 is probably only 40 degrees and selecting video mode reduces that. Don't know if part of the attraction of the GoPro is the wide angle lens - but this is the next closest thing I've seen.
Agreed. I wonder, though, if that decreases detail captured. Probably not, since it isn't affecting the camera's sensor. Just skews the details (i.e. license plates, faces, etc.).

Speaking of safety, I just got home from my first ride of the season (I know - I'm a little late). Almost got hit already. Ugh! Hate this area!
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...Speaking of safety, I just got home from my first ride of the season (I know - I'm a little late). Almost got hit already. Ugh! Hate this area!
Yes, but IMO, I don't think videoing with your smartphone is going to reduce the likelihood of getting hit or reduce the severity of injuries if you do.
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Yes, but IMO, I don't think videoing with your smartphone is going to reduce the likelihood of getting hit or reduce the severity of injuries if you do.
Never said it would.
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