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Offline mike2411

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2019, 03:55:51 PM »
Checked it out but looks like RAM is at S9 series in Samsung phones so I will have to wait for the S10 series. Then, it's purchasing a new RAM mount with every phone upgrade and from what I can see they take time to develop the current model series so phone upgrades would be RAM dependent. I have time to think about it and check into all the little details. I ran a charging cord from my battery (using the USB battery tender device), up and under the plastic and it exits near the front power port so I am covered as far as charging goes and it's very convenient!

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2019, 05:06:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by mike2411 [+]
Checked it out but looks like RAM is at S9 series in Samsung phones so I will have to wait for the S10 series. Then, it's purchasing a new RAM mount with every phone upgrade and from what I can see they take time to develop the current model series so phone upgrades would be RAM dependent. I have time to think about it and check into all the little details. I ran a charging cord from my battery (using the USB battery tender device), up and under the plastic and it exits near the front power port so I am covered as far as charging goes and it's very convenient!

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I have this and I have an Note 9 with Urban Armor case and the grip has at least another inch of expansion on it. FYI.
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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2019, 05:10:08 PM »
Hey Icy, that's the same setup I have and will probably stay with it. With my charging cord right below where my phone sits, it is very easy to charge so I really don't need anything else.

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2019, 05:54:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by mike2411 [+]
Hey Icy, that's the same setup I have and will probably stay with it. With my charging cord right below where my phone sits, it is very easy to charge so I really don't need anything else.

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2019, 08:37:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
As to the overheating issue, I think this only an problem if you keep your device in one of those bags with the clear covers that attach to your tank bag or bike (or the ones already built in to a bag)- these seem to act like greenhouses.
Nup.  Mine was in a closed general-purpose case with front clear section, mounted on the handlebars.  It came with handlebar mount.

I know what you mean about the clear-top tank bags.  I almost fried a tablet in one.  Screen went all horrible and didn't respond, case was hot as hell.  Thought I'd killed it, but after cooling down it worked fine.  I won't be doing that again.  It's a laugh how the tank bags (Givi in my case) include a special section or add-on for tablets.  Might be fine in cold climates, but not Oz.

WRT wireless charging mounts, I haven't seen one, but two different sellers at the last Ulysses Rally told me they were coming.  I expect they'd hit the US first.

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2019, 08:01:59 AM »
Keep mine in a pocket. No coms to interfere with just enjoying the ride  :305:

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2019, 10:14:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hax [+]
Keep mine in a pocket. No coms to interfere with just enjoying the ride  :305:

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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2019, 01:04:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hax [+]
Keep mine in a pocket. No coms to interfere with just enjoying the ride  :305:

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Using a phone as a satnav is fine, but in the UK telecoms, even "hands free" is frowned upon  :016:
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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2019, 01:48:02 PM »
Arkon RoadVise currently on a RAM mount ball but will probably change to the Arkon aluminum handlebar mount with 17mm ball (which is what I'm already using for my Garmin Zumo).
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Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2019, 05:40:25 AM »
+1 on the Quad Lock. Used to have a RAM mount, but my iPhone XR barely fits in there. My previous iPhone fit fine. Quad Lock has a nice case for the iPhone XR that doesn't interfere with my charger. They have a motorcycle handlebar clamp accessory. All available on Amazon.
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