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  • Dahon iPhone Bike Mount Prepares for Launch

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    Folding bicycle company Dahon is behind a new bike mount for the iPhone or iPod.

    The BioLogic Bike Mount, which is expected to sell for $59, will be on display this week at the Interbike show in Las Vegas.

    But what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas as the Dahon iPhone bike mount will officially go on sale in January, according to Wired's Gadget Lab.

    Waterproof? Check. Shockproof? Check. Bike mounted? Check. Dahon’s BioLogic iPhone case puts your iPhone up front on the handlebars, right where you need it, and gives it enough protection that you don’t need to worry about it getting rained on or shaken to death.
    In addition to protecting your iPhone and shielding it from the elements, the bike mount accommodates an iPhone or iPod Touch and attaches the device to your bike's handlebar so you can quickly and easily track your position through GPS technology or monitor your speed, map your course, or gauge the distance traveled.
    The mount allows a 360º swivel, and the front membrane transmits your touches so the iPhone can still be used on the go.
    In case your bike rides tend to last longer than a typical iPhone battery charge, a Biologic ReeCharge device will also be rolled out so that you can maintain a charged phone for the duration of your bike ride.

    Legitimate uses: GPS and mapping, cycle-computer applications and music. Bad ideas: in-ride movies and Monkey Ball.
    Proving once again that genius is born in the absence of necessity, Joshua Hon, Dahon's vice president, said he once scoured the web in search of a good bike mount for the iPhone, and when he couldn't find a sufficient device, he simply used a rubber band. Shortly thereafter, Hon and his team drew the specs for a feasible iPhone bike mount.

    To see a demonstration, check out the YouTube video [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJg_VzOBVN0&feature=player_embedded"]here[/ame].
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dahon iPhone Bike Mount Prepares for Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. SirTimothy1's Avatar
      SirTimothy1 -
      I wouldn't go through mud since there's a hole for the camera.
      But nice concept.

      Edit: Looks like I was wrong about the hole...
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      It's completely encased, like the otterbox. The cam hole is sealed too. I'm gettin one!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Seems like a badass little toy. Ill put it on my motorcycle...
    1. jeffhuys's Avatar
      jeffhuys -
      Nicccee.... (SP reference ppl!)
    1. eatdirt1's Avatar
      eatdirt1 -
      nice,i would get one to for my road bike,not for the trails.
    1. karlreed2's Avatar
      karlreed2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      Seems like a badass little toy. Ill put it on my motorcycle...
      Agreed. Definitely putting it on my motorcycle!!!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Exactly what I've been looking for! I may have to pick one up.

      Though, I wonder if it will fit an iPhone with a case on it...
    1. Nukie's Avatar
      Nukie -
      Sweet. Would like to know how the handlebar mount works exactly. Would like to use this on my Vespa scooter.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Great idea. I bet, soon their will be an app for wireless Cyclecomputing. Too bad for me I'm not a software developer.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      I hope it mods easy I have a RAM MOUNT on my clutch master cyl. not water proof but works would really like an improvement
    1. andre2you's Avatar
      andre2you -
      Can someone come up with a really good set of bluetooth headphones that work?
    1. 7luke's Avatar
      7luke -
      I am so happy with my USUAL holder http://www.7luke.com/portal/iphone/d...orske-kolo.php , so check thick boy

      I don´t need waterproof, because I´m not idiot and I will not ride in raín with phone on my bike )
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      That's epic. Too bad there isn't a GPS for the iPod touch.
    1. carlos916's Avatar
      carlos916 -
      its ok i guess.. we need to see it put to the test to see if can hold up to bumps and jumps and water!..
      but i like it also.. and would strap that to my motorcycle lol!
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      Awesome I need to get this. I actually made my own from a belkin car mount, seat post clamp and gorilla glue!
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      Heck ill get 1 just because of its small form factor and its waterproof!
    1. phscyiipfer's Avatar
      phscyiipfer -
      Another reason to get your attention away from the road..LMAO
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Exactly what I've been looking for! I may have to pick one up.

      Though, I wonder if it will fit an iPhone with a case on it...
      Its a case is self so I would think you would have to put your naked iPhone in there to begin with and when your done riding you put your other case back on. But why would you want two cases?? lol
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Now I can text while riding my bike
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      Looks a bit flimsy on the rotation. Did not see a lock to hold it in one position. Would be nice if the case could detach as we all ride and also park. I dont want to carry a separate case on a ride to use when the phone is not on the bike.

      Cant really tell how shock proof it is...sure would be nice to see some stats.