Peak Design launches phone bike mount

Part of an innovative mounting ecosystem

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We’ve been given the opportunity to preview a cool new bike mount from Peak Design and our thoughts are in the video above. What got us excited is it’s a platform or ecosystem of mounts so the bike mount attaches to the car, the tripod, the desk seamlessly. New to the Peak Design product line, we were pretty shocked at the quality of the offerings, especially the tripod. We haven’t seen this level of design and engineering in a while. It also gives the flexibility for bike mounting, adapting to third party cases if you want something minimalist or ultra-protective.

From Peak Design:

Peak Design, known for successful crowdfunding and everyday carry solutions, has launched a slick ecosystem of mobile cases, mounts, and accessories. Built around a proprietary low-profile connection system, ​Mobile by Peak Design​ aims to make your phone a better tool for everything you use it for, from navigation to communication, creativity to recreation.

Prior to the release of ​Mobile by Peak Design​, clunky, bulky, unattractive mobile accessories hindered users’ attempts to obtain a seamless, compact mobile carry experience. Peak Design addressed this with a groundbreaking piece of mounting technology named ​SlimLink​. With a stack height of just 2.4mm, ​SlimLink minimizes bulk on your phone and mounting devices and facilitates both soft-locking (magnetic) and ultra-secure, hard-locking (mechanical) mounting functionality.

To achieve the ​SlimLink​ architecture, a zirconia ceramic insert is surrounded by an array of magnets and then embedded into each Peak Design Everyday Case. “Phones are the most powerful tools in the world, and our goal was to create the most powerful accessories for them” commented Peak Design Founder and CEO Peter Dering. “We’ve been developing the SlimLink architecture for 4 years, and we didn’t stop until our cases and mounts looked better, felt better, and worked better than anything else out there.”

The consumer starting point for Peak Design’s mobile accessory ecosystem is the Everyday Case, a durable polycarbonate phone case wrapped in Peak Design’s custom high-performance nylon canvas fabric. The case—available for iPhone (including iPhone 12) and Samsung devices—supports wireless charging and strikes an ideal balance between ruggedness, protection, and refined aesthetics. A slim, adhesive-backed Universal Adapter is also available that works with nearly any phone or hard, non-textured case. Peak Design intends to support additional phone models in the months and years to come.

To complete the ecosystem, Peak Design has launched a wide array of instantly-swappable accessories, including mounts for cars, bicycles, motorcycles, home/office, a mobile wallet, and accessories for photographers and filmmakers. Each accessory was developed by a team of engineers over the course of 2 years and designed to outperform leading competitors in ease-of-use, form factor, ruggedness, and aesthetics. All accessories are built from premium materials, individually serialized, and guaranteed for life. The range of products illustrates the versatility and security of the SlimLink mounting technology, which supports activities from Facetiming to downhill mountain biking.

Mobile by Peak Design will be available for presale on October 19, 2020 here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/mobile-by-peak-design-phone-cases-mounts-chargers-magsafe

About Peak Design
Since 2010, Peak Design has been building innovative carry solutions with a simple overarching design directive: make the best things. The idea for our first product was born on a motorcycle trip through Southeast Asia and has since expanded to include a cross-functional ecosystem of bags, pouches, slings, straps, and clips. Through 9 Kickstarter campaigns, Peak Design has raised $32.4 million. Learn more at peakdesign.com


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.



Comments:

  • chris says:

    The MTB is definitely NOT one of the places my smartphone goes. Learn to disconnect, people.

  • Loadedcarp says:

    Yeah my thousand dollar phone does not need to get its guts rattled around while I blasting a rock garden. Want to screw up your camera optics? Mount the phone on your handlebars.

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