Gadgets 973

Published on May 16th, 2010 | by Greg


Weatherproof Your iPhone While Bicycling. Mount it With the Dahon BioLogic Bike Mount for iPhone

We can all appreciate bike riding and the goodness of exercise. In the Bay Area and many other cities, biking is a great, inexpensive, and eco-friendly way to commute. What we can’t picture is leaving our iPhone and all our apps behind. Thanks to Dahon (pronounced Dawn) we no longer have to with the BioLogic Bike Mount.

After we put on our proper riding attire, complete with the requisite bike helmet Rudy Project Zuma bike helmet, we were ready to mount the BioLogic to our handlebars. Our only gripe is though the mounting installation is simple, we felt it didn’t tighten down enough on the handlebars. It works like a screw clamp, except all the components consist of a cheaper plastic. It is difficult to get enough extra tightness to cinch it down. Because of this, swiping through the screen or pressing the return button through the screen made the iPhone rotate on our handlebars. We thought maybe using an additional rubber piece would help, but again, we were concerned about riding extra hard or on vigorous trails.

We felt that though this fills a substanstial need, some overall improvement could be shown in the design. We felt the price was a little steep for as insubstantial as it felt and were more inclined to want a case like the RichardSolo Custom Case that felt durable and more sturdy. Be that as it may, the BioLogic did have some positive points, and hope to see some improvements in durability in the future.

It should be noted that that the BioLogic is compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3Gs . We would also like to mention that the bike mount allowed us to use our iPhone in portrait or landscape mode and if you have an iPhone 3GS, you can take video while riding. We found some pretty impressive mullets and 80’s tie-dye that would’ve been a sure Youtube hit. It is fully compatible with the BioLogic ReeCharge.

The BioLogic is silicone lined for shock resistance with a fully waterproof jacket. We were finally glad a weatherproof addition came for those of us who ride rain or shine.
The BioLogic allowed us to track our GPS position, the distance we traveled, and our speed, all while riding. Our results weren’t as impressive as we would have hoped. It would seem the hills of SF made us feel like we have traveled farther than we subsequently have.

We found the BioLogic Bike Mount online at Amazon for $54.

About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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