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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed, 6 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Tigra Sport BikeConsole Weatherproof Case Cover and Bicycle Mount for iPhone 5 - Black (Sports)
This is an excellent product. Easy to fit (once I'd realized that the handlebar mounting works like a jubilee clip!). Phone is in and out very quickly. At first I thought that getting it out would be tricky as the fit is so secure but soon realized that it can be gently pushed-out using the hole at the rear for the camera.

By luck my first outing was in moderate rain; no problem the phone was kept perfectly dry. I'm currently leaving the entire mount fitted as the one tricky bit is removing the case from the handlebar mount (to be positive I suppose you could say this is reassuringly tight!). This could lead to one problem - I have noticed that few drops of rainwater do collect around the case clips, that's not a problem when getting the phone out but I can foresee that if care is not taken when opening the case when wet to put the phone in, some of that water ending up inside the case.

Especially good is the screen, it has a very good non-reflective surface and the phone screen is very clear through it and there is no reduction in touch sensitivity. It's very easy to see and use the phone even in high ambient light levels.

OK, an update on 18th August. The day before I wrote this another review said "Holes for the headphone socket are too small to plug anything in." I thought "what's he on about the iPhone earphones fit perfectly." Since found out that he is right. Now have tried two other earphones and the jack plug will not go through. So now got some great earphones - perfect for cycling - sturdy and non-isolating and to use them the phone's back in the pocket. Currently pondering the three alternatives 1. Get the drill out! 2. Get the spectacle screwdriver out and remove the small panel that has the hole in it. 3. ask my local friendly HI-Fi shop man to make me up a very short male / female jack lead to sit permanently in the case. The last one I think will be the best if he can do it.

Later reviews regarding water ingress are a bit worrying. Used it once more in rain since, mine still keeping the phone dry. Also having no problems with the mount. I've now got the knack of getting the case off the mount and I've seen no evidence of weakness in it. I do road and cycle track riding so a but bumpy at times but not mountain biking stuff.
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