Can I Use a Car GPS on a Motorcycle?

Roughly ten years ago, TomTom and Garmin smartly made a decision to manufacture GPS units specifically made for motorcycles.  Models such as the TomTom Rider and Garmin Zumo series were marketed specifically for motorcycle use.  They sold a lot of them, and we sold a lot of mounts for these models.  There are several key differences between units made for motorcycles versus the car.  Most motorcycle units are weatherproof.  Note we use the word weatherproof and not waterproof.  Waterproof implies you can dunk it in a bucket of water and have it come out fully functional and that’s not the … Read more

Mounts and Accessories for the Big Giant Samsung Galaxy S4, Note, Mega

As everyone knows, the size of mobile phones have been growing at a rapid pace.  The largest phones are now pretty much the same size as a small tablet.  I recently used a friend’s Samsung Galaxy Mega.  With a 6.3 inch diagonal screen size, it is almost the size of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 which has a 7 inch diagonal screen size.  The Samsung Galaxy S4 isn’t far behind in size. To be truthful, it felt pretty awkward to use.  However, they are selling and the market is accepting these larger phones as the way to go as evidenced … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c

Today, we’re talking about mounts for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.  The form factors for the phones are roughly the same as the iPhone 5.  In fact, the iPhone 5s dimensions are exactly the same as the iPhone 5 where the iPhone 5c is a little larger.  While this article is not going to focus on technical factors, it’s worth the extra $100 to upgrade to the Apple iPhone 5s for functionality and performance improvements.  The Apple iPhone 5s will also hold its value better than the 5c. A variety of mounts that are expandable will fit all three varieties of … Read more

The AMPS Mounting Pattern is Used All Over the Place

The mounting industry does not have an official standard but the AMPS pattern might be as close as you can get (at least for small electronics).  The AMPS pattern is a series of four holes aligned in a rectangular pattern.  Some manufacturers use two of the four holes while maintaining the standard pattern spacing dimensions.  Manufacturers that have mounts that align to this pattern are Bracketron, RAM, Arkon and Pro-clip.  There are many others as well. We see this pattern being used mostly for small electronics.  As you get into larger devices such as displays and televisions, the AMPS pattern is simply … Read more

What’s a Phablet?

Is your latest phone just a little smaller than a tablet but a little larger than a cell phone?  If so, congratulations, you an owner of a phablet (we didn’t make this up, it’s now a category of device). The functionality of phablets approach and in some cases surpass tablets.  Personally I feel a little strange using mine, feels a little like holding a tray up to your ear.  I’ll get used to it. There are a lot of phablets out there.  Samsung has the largest assortment with the Samsung Galaxy Note plus the S III/IV/V models.  As if that wasn’t … Read more

Arkon GoPro Camera Mounts for Almost Anywhere

The good folks at Arkon recently released their custom GoPro mounting lineup and we are one of the first to talk about it.  The Arkon GoPro lineup includes mounts for almost anywhere and includes the adapter with screw to fit the grooves on the bottom of the plastic case that comes with the GoPro.  Arkon GoPro mounts work well on all models including the HERO, HERO2, HERO3 and HERO4.  These mounts are well priced considerably lower than the ones made by GoPro and have functionality benefits that GoPro simply does not offer. Arkon GoPro mounts are available with two different adapters.  First is … Read more