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iBikeConsole offers iPod mount for bicycles

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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iBikeConsole is a new bicycle mount for first-, second-, and third-generation iPod nano models. It features a weather-proof housing for the device with shock-absorbing lining and attaches to a bike using a CrossLoc Universal tool-free mounting bracket. In addition, the iBikeConsole includes two Wireless Key Pads which attach to the bike’s handlebars to allow for control of the nano while it’s in the protective housing. The iBikeConsole is available now and sells for $76.

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1

Man thats expensive. Rather just use a armband or keep it in my pocket.

Posted by tec on September 9, 2008 at 7:59 AM (PDT)

2

Man this would be great if it included just a few bits of hardware.  It could be like Nike FIT where it would save and display your ride information.  Looks like an “almost” product to me.

Posted by Dan on September 9, 2008 at 9:03 AM (PDT)

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I actually think this is a pretty sweet design.  According to the website you can protect your Nano in the casing and control it via two wireless handlebar mounts as well as turn your screen into a trip computer (although they do not elaborate on how that actually works).  If they could figure out a way to store the trip information on the Nano for transfer back to iTunes (or some other desktop application) for a tracking program then this could be the Nike+ for the biking world.  I’d be very interested in seeing if it works as well I envision.

Posted by TosaDeac on September 9, 2008 at 9:06 AM (PDT)

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It does seem pricey, still, I’d be very tempted if they offered something like this for the Touch.  The iLounge blurb doesn’t mention the additional feature of being able to use the iPod screen to display cyclo-computer data, which makes an iPod case, control system, mounting solution, and cyclocomputer all in one, which makes the price point more reasonable, I think.  I was glad to switch to the Touch on my bike because I figure the flash drive would be more robust then the HD-based 5G I was using (not that I’ve had any problems).  The Touch does so much more than the 5G, in addition to being flash-based, that I don’t want to switch back, but I am irked daily by the lack of an easy way to control the music.  This device looks like it solves that problem, but only for the nano, where it wasn’t really an issue to begin with.  But even so, it’s rare that I ride my bike anywhere that I don’t stop, so ease of removal would be an issue as well.  I’d like to see more solutions along these lines.  This one is not for me, being that I don’t use a Nano, but if I did, it would be tempting.  If it was available for the Touch, and if there was an easy, quick, pain-free way to move it between bikes and/or take it with you, I’d be pretty excited to pick one up.

Posted by Rob E. on September 9, 2008 at 9:52 AM (PDT)

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