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Thought Out intros PED3-Bike mount

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Thought Out has introduced its new PED3-Bike mount for the iPhone and iPod touch. Built for motorcycles, bicycles or any other type of handle bar vehicles, the PED3-Bike combines the PED3-Bike-M mount with a bare iPhone, bare iPod touch or FORM holder, the latter of which is designed to accept both iPhone and iPod touch units while inside of protective cases. The mount itself provides a secure grip that adapts to 1-inch and 25mm diameter bars, and offers full device rotation. Thought Out’s PED3-Bike mount is available now for $32-$36 depending on model, while the Bike-M mount is available separately for $23 for owners of PED3 or NAJA King holders.

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1

This will be a great compliment to GPS bike apps that track routes, speed, elevation, etc.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM (CDT)

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I have been wanting such an attachment for my iPhone for some time so I could track my mountainbike rides but there is no way that I would buy one of these. It does not offer any way to secure the iPhone.  I’m sure it grips it tightly, but how much force does it take before your IPhone comes flying out and smashes all over the pavement.  The design for this product is just not well thought out.  The mount can be rotated 360 deg. but it does seem to have a way to lock the position in place.  After a while the continued vibration from riding around, hitting potholes, riding on uneven pavement etc. will cause it weaken.  I guess if the roads you are riding on are perfectly smooth this might be an option but there is no way I’m risking placing my baby in that, even car seats have straps.
This item needs some way to keep it flying out, neoprene straps, velcro…something.  Would love to see this product video tested on a mountainbike…just not with my iPhone.

Posted by dggraphics on July 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM (CDT)

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Aside from what dggraphics just said, the biggest issue here is that this thing just well thought out at all. It won’t fit most bikes out there at all. Almost all road bikes are now coming with handlebars that are 31.8mm in diameter. This holder doesn’t go above 25.4mm so any road bikers out there are out of luck.

There are a couple on eBay that might fit but, in spite of the name, this one is not ‘well though out’.

Posted by Fred Freedman on July 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM (CDT)

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Arkon (I think) had a bicycle mounting solution as well. They recommended an additional strap to hold your iPod in place, and whether recommended or not, I would be tempted to put an additional strap or back up system on this one.  Looks like the right diameter for my handlebars, and I may have to try them out.  I can see where they’d be very handy for a GPS enabled iPhone, but I think it might be useful for my iPod Touch, as well.  I occasionally save maps/directions to my iPod, but following them while riding is a hassle.

Posted by Rob E. on July 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM (CDT)

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