The ever burgeoning smartphone bike mount systems are proliferating due to increasing mobile GPS apps usage by mountain bikers, roadies and triathletes. The Quad Lock iPhone bike mounting system from Annex Products of Melbourne, Australia, is an interesting and innovate product, that uses a unique connection system between the mount and smartphone case.
The Quad Lock iPhone Universal Mounting System, in its $69.95 Deluxe Kit variant (as tested), includes a protective case, a bike mounting system and two wall mounts. They also make simpler kit, which has just the case and wall mounts for $39.95.
The Deluxe Kit includes:
- 1 Quad Lock Case for iPhone 4/4S – Polycarbonate hardcase
- 2 Quad Lock Wall Mounts – 3M self adhesive
- Quad Lock Bike Mount PRO
- Mounting hardware (4 o-rings and 2 zip ties)
- 3 Instruction booklets
The tough polycarbonate case for the system was moderately thin, and all the buttons were easily accessible, and although it offered a good degree of robustness, it’s not water or dust proof. It was easy to insert the phone into the case, but I found it difficult to remove, and never quite found the best method or trick to make extraction simpler? The back side of the case has the Quad Lock connection interface, which creates a bubbled center section, so the phone wasn’t stable when it was lying on its back if any edge was tapped. The case doesn’t have a screen cover, so it really needs a protector installed to prevent any damage to your phone in adverse outdoor conditions, though I ran mine without any ill effects.