Cell Phone or MP3 Handlebar Mount

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Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:20 pm

I bought a handlebar mount cell-phone holder and it arrived today. I bought it from Shark Motorcycle Audio and it cost me $24, shipped. It clamps to the handlebar with a quick-release type clamp and then holds onto the phone with adjustable ears which are gear loaded to stay closed.

Since I already have a TomTom Rider which I absolutely love, I really don't have much reason to mount my cell phone to my bike. I bought this mount to hold my point-and-shoot camera in an easy place so that I don't have to keep digging it out of my bag when I stop for photos. We'll see how it holds up.

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All points which contact the phone are padded and there is a quick release button on the side to release the phone. There are two adjustable feet which hold the bottom of the phone so you could plug in a charger. The clamp seperates from the holder for easy removal.

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Here's a picture of the mount clamped onto the bars of my xj:

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And with my droid fitted:

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The clamp will grasp anything from about 1/2" in diameter to about 1 1/2" in diameter. For testing sake, here it is clamped to the BMW's bar end:

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The mount seems to be fairly well made. The plastic feels stout, the rubber padding is well secured and the hardware is stainless steel. The attachment of the mount to the clamp feels a bit finicky, though, and I might consider gluing it for permanent use.
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:39 pm

Here's a quick Windows Media Video showing how the securing mechanism works:

[wmv]media/cellphonemount.wmv[/wmv]
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Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:46 am

Excellent Radare. That got to you pretty fast too. I'll be buying one by the end of the month (probably, gotta' clear it with the boss :roll: )
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:17 pm

If anyone is looking for another option I would suggest the breffo siderpodium. It's a crazy eight "legged" holder for just about any device out there and could be easly made to work on the motorcycle. I've included a link to there site. I have one in my car for my iphone when I need GPS. I really like it! I got mine thru amazon.

http://www.breffo.com/

Here's a review from a guy using it on a motorcycle

http://mcpmag.com/blogs/certifiable/201 ... odium.aspx
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:55 pm

ride92 wrote:If anyone is looking for another option I would suggest the breffo siderpodium. It's a crazy eight "legged" holder for just about any device out there and could be easly made to work on the motorcycle. I've included a link to there site. I have one in my car for my iphone when I need GPS. I really like it! I got mine thru amazon.
http://www.breffo.com/
After seeing this on Thursday i found on Amazon you can get these for $10 i have been using it all weekend, put on about 100 miles and it has not budged while holding my android phone, all i do to remove the phone is bend the top 2 legs up and pull it out. It fits my Virgin Mobile LG Optimus perfectly, i have not tried putting my bigger more expensive android in it while driving yet (http://goo.gl/di0Wm). The one time i did, it did not have as good of a hold on it since it so much larger (has a hard case on it as well). I think i am going to active my Optimus for $35 a month for the heavy riding season. You can find the Optimus for $50 at best buy at times so if it falls out no big deal :)
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