Garmin DriveSmart 50 60 70 Car and Motorcycle Mounts

As mentioned in previous articles, Garmin has discontinued their decade old Nuvi line and replaced it with the Drive series.  There are four different lines that comprise their Drive Series.  The most basic GPS is the Garmin Drive and we wrote extensively about these devices here.  The Garmin DriveSmart is the step up from the Drive.  These devices carry all the basic GPS features found in the Drive which includes traffic and lifetime map updates.  The DriveSmart adds the ability to interface with your smartphone via Bluetooth.  This means you can make calls using the microphone and speakers on the … Read more…

Arkon RoadVise Smartphone Holder

The Arkon RoadVise Smartphone Holder is a cradle that’s designed to use in rugged environments such as a motorcycle. This is a good multi-purpose cradle as it can be used for smartphones as well as a GPS.  This isn’t one of those cradles made to operate with one hand.  You will need two hands to open and close due to the fact that the grip is purposely made to form a firm grip around your device.  The sides of the grips are padded to prevent marring and opens to 4 inches.  That’s a fairly sizable opening for a cradle.  To put … Read more…

Choosing the Right Cell Phone Motorcycle Mount

I have walked around motorcycle rallies to check out (what else) mounts.  It’s amazing to see what people attach to their bikes and how they do it.  The most popular mounts found on motorcycles are made by RAM.  They make solid mounts which are designed to withstand the vibrations of a motorcycle.  We also see mounts from TechMount and Arkon which are also good mainstream mounts.  Amazingly, I also see iPhones attached with Velcro and twist ties.  That’s right, twist ties.  I often wonder how many phones wind up in the middle on interstate 80 when the twist ties give … Read more…