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November 7, 2010

Otterbox and Mounts in Harmony

Otterbox.  Best case you can buy.  I have dropped my iPhone on a cement floor with an Otterbox and not a scratch.  They are not cheap, but well worth the added expense in avoiding damage to your new $400 device.  Otterbox has been in business for a long time making custom cases for expensive devices.  The recommended model uses a plastic case covered with a rubber skin.  It comes with a screen protector and don’t worry, your iPhone or Droid will work with the screen protector.

Now the problem with Otterbox is that normal custom mounts will not work with the larger case surrounding your device.  A spring loaded cradle can be used to tightly (and we mean tightly) grasp your iPhone or Droid and keep it in place while riding.  As we all know, GPS capabilities are excellent on smartphones and somehow makes us feel so much better about plunking all that money down for that new expensive phone!

2-in-1 Mount for you and your passenger's Otterbox

2-in-1 Mount for you and your passenger’s Otterbox

Arkon's Cup Holder Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

Arkon’s Cup Holder Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

Arkon's Handlebar Mount with an Otterbox

Arkon’s Handlebar Mount with an Otterbox

RAM Motorcycle Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

RAM Motorcycle Mount with an iPhone and Otterbox

September 28, 2010

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for iPhones Droids and Smartphones using an Otterbox

We love the Otterbox.  Best cases made.  They are available for the iPhone, Blackberry, Droid and many Smartphones.  These cases deliver the best protection for your device but at the expense of bulk.  They will definitely add weight and size to your device.  it will feel bulky at first but you will quickly get used to it.  One additional benefit is the phone will no longer just slide out of your pocket on its own.  That is because the Otterbox has an exterior made of non slip rubber.  And don’t forget the greatest benefit of all.  Your phone will not break if you drop it.

As we mentioned, the Otterbox provides superior protection as the expense of size.  Most car and motorcycle mounts are custom made to contour to the size of your unprotected bare device.  So what to do if you want to use it in your car or motorcycle?  You will need an expandable cradle.  We like the cradles that expand at the sides at the push of a button.  These cradles paired with suction, vent, lighter and cup holder mounts will grip your device firmly and place it at an excellent location for using your phone as a GPS or MP3 player.

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