iPhone Bike Mount Designby will on 27/12/2012
I ride my bike every day. To or from class and work. It has become my primary means of transportation while I’m on campus at college. Sometimes, I need to know how late I am, and have to check my phone (at least until I get my Pebble smart watch). Or maybe I’m riding for exercise. I’d like to be able to see my pace, time, and calories from my fitness app. Or maybe I’m riding somewhere I haven’t been before, and I need directions there for reference.
But I don’t want to have to carry my phone around in a giant ugly case all day just to attach it to my bike. I prefer no case, or something like an Incase Snap; minimal. A bike mount I would buy should also be simple and minimal, doing only what it is designed to do; holding my phone securely as it is. Bottom line, I don’t want to adapt how I use my phone to how a case manufacturer thinks I should.
That’s how most things should be.
So here’s what I’m working on.
The iPhone slides into the holder from the top, where the tab at the top holds it in place. The iPhone holder attaches to the top mounting bracket with a dovetail-like slot. So it is removable. The bottom mounting bracket attaches the whole assembly to the bike with 1/4″ bolts.
This is roughly as simple a solution to the problem can be, in my view. I’m prototyping and revising until I end up with something that firstname.lastname@example.org