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on 30 June 2011
I dont normally review products but I was very pleased with the quick delivery service and the quality of the products purchased so I thought for once i would share it :-)
I bought this for my partners motorcycle as a present as we are often away on bike trips at weekends. My partners main complaint with his iphone is the battery life, it goes flat very quickly, you listen to music or want to use the GPS on the phone, I thought having a waterproof case that allows you to charge from the motorcycle would be ideal (having no power in your phone is never good but especially if you are in the middle of nowhere on your bike).
Firstly this case for the iphone feels pretty tough and the rubber inserts fits the iphone like a glove. I think the rubber insert will help protect the iphone from the vibrations of the motorcycle and also if you drop the case. There are clamps on either side that lock the top of the case shut, its a secure closure you really do need nails to be able to unclip this again. Therres cut outs on the casing for both cameras on the phone, also the headphone socket which are the main features my partner uses his phone for. At the bottom inside of the case, its well designed in the way that the charger connector is enclosed in the case and the cable runs down and out the base of the case, keeping this completely watertight.
The cable thats provided for powering from the bikes battery was straight forward to set up, only complaint I'd have is there seemed to be too much cable but this was easily fixed with some cable ties and fitted neatly under the seat of the bike.
The handlebar attachment was simple to fit, only a screwdriver needed to loosen the 2 screws, the rubber grip was a good idea too, it seems to be a solid build and we were confident to fit it to the handlebar (we have bought a bike mount before and didnt trust the quality of it to be using at high speeds on our bike). We liked the way it could adjust so much and just tighten the screw to secure our preferred position.
I also bought another bike mount attachment as the description said we could use other attachments by Ultimateaddons, it fits the case fine too and we plan to leave this one on the mountain bike so we can just move the case onto whatever we are using.
We took the bike out a run on Saturday and hit a light shower and then later on some heavy rain, when we got home, took the iphone out the holder and it was dry as (unlike ourselves)! Very impressed. The charger being on also meant on our return the iphone was fully charged. One thing to watch out for though is that the battery cable is turned off at the switch box, there isnt a light indicator on the box, so best to test it before removing the iphone from the charger, don't want to risk a flat motorcycle battery next time we go out!
We occasionaly go hill walking so I dare say that the case on its own without the mount will come in very handy for that and will get a lot of use. I would definately recommend this if you want to keep your iphone 4 protected (and charged) while outdoors :-)