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image via Gizmodo Leave it to the French. Car kits for the iPhone are so commonplace now they're almost boring. Even the TomTom kit, after all, is just a pricey
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    Leave it to the French.

    Car kits for the iPhone are so commonplace now they're almost boring. Even the TomTom kit, after all, is just a pricey app and cradle. But iPhone solutions for two wheels have been few and far between, and decidedly unsexy.

    The iBike kit gives iPhone-using motorcycle integration in style, with an aggressively designed weatherproof wrist mount case carrying a list price of the equivalent of about $42. For complete two-wheel integration, you can add a helmet headset for about $85 so that you can make calls and access your tunes without dismounting.

    Additionally, the "So Easy Rider" option also allows voice control of GPS, and reads directions back into the flat helmet-mounting headset. Add Trapster support and you have a complete solution for your hog or rice-burner.

    If only I could use this thing on my ten-speed without looking like a total tool...

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    That's cool. The Price is a little high. But more reasonable than the TOMTOM car kit.

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    Looks great. Too bad they're starting its sales going into the winter months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
    If only I could use this thing on my ten-speed without looking like a total tool...
    HAHA! i lol'd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
    Looks great. Too bad they're starting its sales going into the winter months.
    Sounds Great For Us Snowmobile Riders until the Summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
    Looks great. Too bad they're starting its sales going into the winter months.
    Agreed..Great invention, altho ive been told using headphones while riding is illegal. I still do it tho

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    where is the radar detector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qgshadow View Post
    where is the radar detector?
    The radar detector is the trapster service, its not a REAL radar detector but it provides decent service in big cities. check out their website trapster.com

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    cool, I could see myself using this while riding my ATV. Normally I can't hear my phone as it's in a bag...IF I even take it with me.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
    Looks great. Too bad they're starting its sales going into the winter months.
    Depends on where you are... winter is actually a GOOD thing here in Miami.. is the best time to ride on two wheels... no rain and no 120 degrees LOL

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    About time, i usually jus keep my phone in my left pocket but definetly looking forward to trying this out.
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    Oh dear lord, that looks dangerous!
    Last thing I want to see on the road is someone on a motorcycle fumbling around with a touch sensitive keyboard while wearing gloves trying to play "born to be wild" as he cruises down the highway at 70 mph. :-\

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    Oh Im getting one of these


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    Quote Originally Posted by clikzip View Post
    Agreed..Great invention, altho ive been told using headphones while riding is illegal. I still do it tho
    in most places its only illegal if you have sound in both ears.

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    That's definitely cool. I am going to order this for next Spring. :-)I used to stick ipod in my pocket, run my headphones up the sleeve. And for GPS? I taped down a piece of paper with instructions on my gas tank. LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by lamar2360430 View Post
    in most places its only illegal if you have sound in both ears.
    True. Where I am from, Minnesota, it is illegal to have them in both ears as well. Only one ear can be used for music devices while operating a motor vehicle.
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    Nothing beats the iPhone.

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    I'm gonna use it ALL the time! I wear a helmet in the house anyway...
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    HaHa yeah i may have to look into buying one of those. I'm still using mu ipod nano on my bike at the moment. It works better than nothing, plus i cant ride without my music.....Thats a cute little Gixxer u have there, hehe. Sell it and build u a street legal SuperMotard, trust me you will never look back. Here is a few of mine.

    03 ZX6R (636)
    06 crf50 (stunted out)
    06 YZ450F (street legal SuperMoto)




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    Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
    Looks great. Too bad they're starting its sales going into the winter months.
    Actually it's great timing with summer almost here. Can't wait for December / January and the summer holidays here in New Zealand.


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    But can you charge while using it? Or is your ride going to be short lived because your phone is killing the battery using trapster on the network and GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmejdn View Post
    That's definitely cool. I am going to order this for next Spring. :-)I used to stick ipod in my pocket, run my headphones up the sleeve. And for GPS? I taped down a piece of paper with instructions on my gas tank. LOL.

    what do you mean by you taped down a piece of paper with instructuions on your gas tank?

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