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…

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…

RAM Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount with X-Grip Cradle Review

I remember when RAM first introduced the X-Grip cradle.  It was one of the most unusual looking cradles I had ever seen.  It was a completely different way of thinking about a universal cell phone cradle.  I ordered a batch and tried one out.  The X-Grip was easy to use and could be operated with one hand.  This was not your basic plastic cradle.  Made of mostly metal, the X-Grip holder held my old iPhone more tightly than anything I had seen to date.  Coupled with the Twist Lock Suction Cup assembly and metal arm, the RAM Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount … 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…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung just upped Apple on smartphones.  The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is another giant step forward in performance and feature specifications.  Weatherproof casing, 12MP camera, 4GB or RAM and finally a battery life that may actually last a full day. To no surprise, the size of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 is a little different from prior generations.  With a 5.1 inch diagonal screen this phone is 5.61 inches tall by 2.74 inches wide by .31 inches deep.  The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a lot different.  Moving up to a 5.5 inch diagonal screen, the S7 Edge is 5.94 tall x … Read more…