I’m losing count of the number of iPhone bike mounts I’ve reviewed. When I initially setup London Cyclist blog I didn’t think to myself: “One day I’ll test every single iPhone bike mount ever made.” But here we are and it seems to be becoming reality!
The latest one is sent to me by UltimateMobiles and retails at £19.99. Which by iPhone bike mount standards is good.
On my top 10 list of things I don’t want to ever happen to me, number 7 is to watch my iPhone fling out of its bike mount and make a plop sound, as it falls into the nearest river.
Therefore, with the UltimateMobiles bike mount, there was one thing I was looking for: security.
Fortunately, this is where the mount gets five stars. It is clipped very securely in place and can’t be released unless you press a button at the back. After doing a lot of bumpy riding I couldn’t feel happier on this front.
Next up is waterproofing
In my Testing iPhone Bike Mounts Bible, that I keep next to my bed at night, the next most important thing I look for is waterproofing. If a mobile phone was designed to swim, then logically, we’d all be making calls underwater.
With it’s plastic cover and zipped up design all factors were pointing towards the conclusion that the iPhone bike mount would be waterproof.
After some horrible days with lots of clear skies and run-down-to-the-park-now-and-soak-up-the-sun weather we finally got what I’d been hoping for. A rainy day.
Off I hopped on my exciting daily errands to the post office. After experiencing the world’s slowest moving queue I pedalled back home in the heavy rain.
Pulling off my soaked cycling jacket and sitting down in my wet trousers on my housemates freshly ironed shirts, I inspected my iPhone and the cover.
Conclusion: Moist. This bike mount is not getting a green tick and smiley face in the waterproof category.
However, in the light rain, which is probably what all us cyclists will mostly experience anyway, it should cope fine.
Next up: Screen Viewability
My third category is Screen Viewability. For those of us who don’t speak Andreas, that equates to how well you can see the screen.
I had no problems in this area and whilst of course there was plenty of reflection I was able to see the screen and use the iPhone whilst inside the mount.
Is this the ultimate iPhone bike mount?
But it is my new favourite iPhone bike mount. I like how my iPhone feels secure, I like that it’s inside a zipped up cover and I like that it’s impossible to move it unless I press a button at the back. The downside: You won’t be making calls underwater any time soon, as the cover will cope only with light rain.
Overall: I’m impressed and would recommend the UltimateMobiles iPhone bike mount and cover. Available from:
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