Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus Car and Motorcycle Mounts

The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are now available.  That means it’s time for our semi-annual article on mounts to fit the latest and greatest iPhone model. The most notable change, and it’s one that I’m  not a fan of is the elimination of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.  Sure, you can use a Bluetooth headset, but some would prefer not to.  While Apple provides a 3.5 mm to Lightning port adapter, that eliminates the ability to use a headphone jack and charge it at the same time.  I guess this makes it easier to mount the … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Drink Mounts for a BMW R1200RT Motorcycle

The BMW R1200RT is a touring motorcycle that has been around since 2005.  There have been one major design change since then.  Because of the lack of traditional handlebar where there’s some spare mounting space, this motorcycle is a bit more challenging to mount a phone, GPS, camera or drink holder. The photo that accompanies this article is a BMW R1200RT.  This motorcycle owner has overcome the challenge of mounting his stuff.  He has a Garmin Zumo 590LM mounted to the fairing.  There’s a RAM X-Grip phone holder mounted to the center of where the handlebars attach.  The bottle of water wasn’t … Read more…

Phone and GPS Mounts for KTM Motorcycles

Let’s discuss some mounts that are going to work well on a KTM motorcycle.  KTM is one of the easier motorcycle brands to mount cell phones and GPS devices to.  This is because most of them have a decent amount of handlebar space.  The typical diameter of a KTM handlebar comes in at around an inch (actually a lot are 7/8″ to be exact).  The majority of handlebar mounts made for a motorcycle come typically fit diameters up to 1.25 inches and range downwards so most KTM handlebars are going to fall into the right diameter range. At this point, … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the HTC 10

The HTC 10 was introduced by HTC in April of 2016.  The HTC 10 is the most feature rich phone announced by the company to date.  For music enthusiasts, the phone features a dedicated tweeter and woofer.  Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the 12 MP rear facing camera featuring optical image stabilization, face detection, BSI and autofocus.  The phone runs Android 6 on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM.   The storage comes in at 64 GB.  This compares favorably to the best phones available from Samsung, Apple and other manufacturers. Sporting a 5.2″ display, the physical dimensions are … Read more…

Mounts for BMW Motorcycles

BMW makes a lot of different motorcycle models and they all have different characteristics.  Some have a traditional handlebar and some do not.  A lot of them have large mirrors with a stem.  Some have an accessible fork stem hole.  Some do not.  These are all common places to mount a cell phone, camera or GPS. As mentioned in other articles on this topic, motorcycle owners like to mount things on their bikes.  The most popular items mounted are cell phones and GPS units.  I also see some that mount cameras, satellite radios and even drinks.  While the most popular … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone SE

Well I certainly didn’t expect Apple to go backwards in size.  That’s exactly what happened with the Apple iPhone SE.  Such an interesting direction.  Apple stuffed some of the same specs such as the processor and RAM that’s found in the iPhone 6s into the newly announced iPhone SE.  The suggested retail is extremely competitive.  I can see this appealing to people who prefer smaller phones but want better performance. The 4″ display comes in at 1136 x 640 and will work well with GPS applications such as Waze. If you like the size of the Apple iPhone 5s, you will love the Apple … Read more…