Protecting your GPS with Cases and Screen Protectors

You spent a lot of money on your GPS.  These devices are easily scratched so don’t just throw it in your gym bag, purse or glove compartment when not in use.  Consider adding a carry case or pouch.  We always wondered why the manufacturers do not include one, going back to when GPS units first came into fashion, the manufacturers would include a pouch in the box.  Well, suppose times are tough now, so the consumer is faced with purchasing a carry case for their GPS.  There are plenty to choose from for your Garmin, Magellan, TomTom, Mio, Nextar or … Read more

Beverage Mounts for Thirsty Motorcycle Riders

When we first heard about motorcyclists drinking their favorite carbonated beverage or coffee on their motorcycle, I thought it was a joke.  After seeing some of the mounts available for mounting on a motorcycle’s handlebar or clutch, I now know it’s a lot more popular that I thought. Turns out there are a handful of companies that manufacture mounts for motorcycles that feature a beverage holder.  Most attach to your handlebar and feature an extension to hold your cup or can.  Some even feature an insulated holder.  We took a look at three companies that make these types of mounts. … Read more

Motorcycle Camera Mounts

Mounting a camera or videocam on your motorcycle is easy thanks to all the mounting selections out there.  The choices range from an economy handlebar mount to metal mounts with dampening features to ensure your camera does not shake.  Although this article discusses motorcycle use, much of the content is applicable to a bicycle as well. Motorcycle mounting options come in many flavors:  Handlebar, clutch, mirror, stem, screw, adhesive and even a suction option. Attaching your camera is easy.  Practically every camera has a threaded hole at the bottom.  The measurements of the threaded hole is generally the same with all … Read more

RAM Mounts for the Common Man (or Woman)

RAM makes great mounts.  Excellent quality with hundreds of custom options (they have custom cradles for Garmin, TomTom, Magellan and many tablets).  But their selection can sometimes be confusing.  We wrote this post to help explain how their numbering (and lettering) system works.  Some of this information can be found on their web site if you know where to find it.  For those looking for the executive summary on RAM Mounts, we thought it would be helpful to provide a brief explanation. The RAM Mounts system is a simple ball and socket design.  You need to make sure the ball size matches … Read more

Mounting a HAM Radio in the Car

There are several large HAM Radio manufacturers.  The largest are Yaesu, ICOM and Kenwood.  There are also some secondary companies that make some nice options such as Wouxun, Cobra and Baofeng.  A lot of what we discuss in this article apply to the other brands as well.  Mounting options are plentiful.  Mounting configurations sometimes depend upon the radio.  Most handheld radios are used in marine or mobile environments.  The majority have a rear belt clip or knob that inserts into a belt clip.  The larger tabletop versions often have a detachable head.  That head typically can be mounted while the … Read more

Radar Detector Mounts for Escort, Beltronics, Uniden and Others

There are so many different brands of radar detectors on the market.  Most come with a bracket to clip to your visor or suction attachment for your windshield.  But what if you want to attach it elsewhere or have lost your mount.  It’s difficult to find replacement radar detector mounts.  We have even heard of some that trash the radar detector and buy another because they lost their mount.  We also receive a lot of inquiries from people that would like to mount their Escort, Beltronics, Uniden, Rocky Mountain, Cobra, Whistler or whatever brand out there in some unusual places … Read more