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10-08-2009, 11:07 AM #1
iBike: Phone, Music, GPS and Radar Detector on Two Wheels
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 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...
10-08-2009, 11:15 AM #2
That's cool. The Price is a little high. But more reasonable than the TOMTOM car kit.
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10-08-2009, 11:20 AM #3
Looks great. Too bad they're starting its sales going into the winter months.
10-08-2009, 11:24 AM #4
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10-08-2009, 11:58 AM #7
where is the radar detector?
10-08-2009, 12:11 PM #8
10-08-2009, 12:31 PM #9
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?
10-08-2009, 12:45 PM #10
10-08-2009, 12:56 PM #11
About time, i usually jus keep my phone in my left pocket but definetly looking forward to trying this out.Hello
10-08-2009, 12:56 PM #12
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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. :-\
10-08-2009, 01:03 PM #13
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10-08-2009, 01:26 PM #15
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.
Last edited by itsmejdn; 10-08-2009 at 01:26 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostNothing beats the iPhone.
10-08-2009, 01:50 PM #16
I'm gonna use it ALL the time! I wear a helmet in the house anyway...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
10-08-2009, 02:24 PM #17
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)
10-08-2009, 03:54 PM #18
10-08-2009, 05:01 PM #19
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.
10-08-2009, 07:21 PM #20