Basically, the Quad Lock connection system is comprised of the four prongs or tabbed male mount, and the case’s female four notched receptacle. The mount has its tabs aligned horizontally or vertically to the attached object, while the case’s notches are offset 45 degrees. To engage the case to the mount, you turn the case off axis by 45 degrees, mesh the tabs and notches together, and twist the phone until it clicks. You can mount the case horizontally or vertically, depending on your requirements, or iPhone apps.
To remove the case, you do just the opposite, although with the bike mount, you’ll need to push down on the locking collar to release the case. The spring-loaded collar locks the case in place for more security, and it won’t come undone without pushing the collar down, which prevents any accidental detachment from occurring.
The Bike Mount PRO was simple to install using the included industrial o-rings (mongo rubber bands), and can be placed on the handlebar or stem, and it offered a stable and secure platform for the case. The system was very much like the Garmin Edge system, in which you snag the o-ring on the mount’s hook on one side, roll the band around the object, and hook the opposing one. The hard mount has a curved bottom where it attaches and interfaces to the bar or stem, and it has a padded rubber section to keep it in place, preventing any undue movement. To remove the mount, just lift it slightly, so you can grab an o-ring to pop off the hook. It comes with two o-rings sizes, which should help it fit most any stem or bar, though I wish, it came with a couple of extras in case you break or lose one?
- Case weight – 16.6 grams
- Bike mount weight (w/ o-rings) -20.5 grams
- Total weight – 37.1 grams
The two additional flat wall mounts can be installed anywhere, like your vehicle, or at home, the office, etc., anyplace the mount would make the phone access beneficial. The wall mounts have a 3M VHB (very high bond) self-adhesive backing, so you just peel off the cover and place the mount anywhere that might be desired. I stuck one next to my computer in my home office, and I found it handy for charging the phone, and to keep it from getting lost on the occasional desktop clutter.