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uRabbit 03-31-13 01:38 PM

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. ;)

Thanks, all!

Looigi 03-31-13 03:00 PM

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?

Burton 03-31-13 04:06 PM

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.

uRabbit 03-31-13 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by Looigi (Post 15452034)
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.


Originally Posted by Burton (Post 15452279)
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.

Burton 03-31-13 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by uRabbit (Post 15452520)
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.

uRabbit 03-31-13 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by Burton (Post 15452732)
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!

Looigi 04-01-13 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by uRabbit (Post 15453028)
...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.

uRabbit 04-01-13 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by Looigi (Post 15454501)
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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