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Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Review

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Review - We take a look at the Tunemount Bicycle Mount which is designed to be used with a smartphone.

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Category : Tripods, Monopods and Other Supports
Product : Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone
Price : £17
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Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone

The Bicycle Mount For Smartphone comes with a waterproof zipper case which can be connected via the supplied mount to your bicycle handlebars. This means if you like to go out with your camera on your bike, you can utilise your phone's GPS while on the move. There is also a clip to attach it to yourself when not cycling. The soft case can hold an iPhone 4, Xperia, Galaxy S and other smartphones. It is available from USB Fever for $28.99 (£18.63 as of 16th November 2011).

Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Features

  • Weather-resistant housing
  • Height and angle adjustable
  • Detachable case for security
  • Quick lock and release
  • Suitable for smartphones no larger than 65 x 123 x 15mm (such as iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, Xperia SO-01B, Galaxy S SC-02B and more)
Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Handling

Placing your phone in the case is simple, I was able to leave my iPhone's rubber case on, but it is quite difficult to secure the clip to handlebars. When attached, there is a hole which you need to pull on really hard to get it tight. Lots of strength required! There is a small rubber band supplied which, if similar to bicycle lights, will help keep it in place but it wouldn't fit onto my handle bars.

To position it correctly you need to be sat on your bike, there is a ball joint which is adjustable for the best viewing angle. Removing the case from the clip requires a firm pull as it is quite stiff, but this may be due to it being new. The supplied clip can be used to attach the case to your clothes so you can carry your phone in its waterproof case all of the time.

Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Performance

When cycling with your phone attached to the handlebars it remains pretty steady and easy to read. On my cycle home there are plenty of potholes and a kerb and the phone remained firmly in place at all times. The USB Fever site says the case is waterproof, however, even though it will withstand a rainstorm, it will let water in if submerged underwater.

It is easy enough to use the front of the phone through the front window but it is slightly trickier to use any of the buttons on the side as you need to press on the zip. There are no issues viewing the phone through the front window.

Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone
Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone
  Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone
Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Verdict

Although it isn't easy to secure to your handlebars the bicycle mount for smartphones provides weather-resistance and if you combine photography with cycling and like to use your smartphone for navigation or other cycling apps it is an ideal must have inexpensive accessory.

The Tunemount Bicycle Mount for Smartphone is fairly priced and does the job well.

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Pros

Inexpensive
Water-resistant
Can be used as a normal case when not attached to your bicycle

Tunemount Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Cons

Not completely waterproof
Quite tough to securely attach to handlebars

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USB Fever Waterproof Bicycle Mount For Smartphone Specifications

Bag type
StylePouch
MaterialPlastic
Dimensions
Weight48g
Width79mm
Height130mm
Depth26mm

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