Oxford Strap Nav
A solution for phone gps that I like
I'll be using this to mount my phone to the bike for gps purposes.
I chose the Strap-Nav because it’s water resistant, it can be strapped on in a couple of orientations, and I feel this design transmits fewer vibrations than a hard mount.
The Strap-Nav has two components: The holder, which has long hook-and-loop straps and a padded case with cross straps to hold the phone tight to the plastic window; and a separate waterproof "goggle" or clear cover that attaches to the holder with hook-and-loop.
It isn’t what you’d call elegant, but it seems sturdy and the touch-sensitive features of the phone work through the plastic. It is just large enough for the HTC One phone if I use a 90% micro-USB charger cable.
The hook-and-loop straps are 20" long and heavy-duty; long enough to strap the phone to my arm. I might try this at some point, but for now I strapped it to the riser and the windshield brace; it’s vertical and out of the way of the instruments.
The zipper on the Strap-Nav appears to be sturdy and water-resistant. The goggle, or waterproof cover part, seems cumbersome and interferes with the touch screen. If the weather gets bad , I’ll probably just put the phone in a Ziplock bag inside the main holder.
February 2, 2015
Good idea, decent execution
It's a good idea done well. Easy to get device out, less easy to get it in properly, easy to see, and even possible to use iPhone touch screen through plastic. There are straps that go behind the device which hold it against the front plastic. Good. But if they could make a phone-specific sized one where it didn't require the straps, it'd be easier to use in a hurry. Great for someone who doesn't have a map case on their tank bag and who wants to see their phone without taking it out of their pocket while riding.
October 20, 2014
My phone over-heated
I'm trying to be fair in this review, because I don't think this is a bad product. It is a versatile case. You can literally use it with any phone or portable GPS. My only issue with it is that while I took a very short ride from my job to my house (less than 30 minutes) my phone still overheated from exposure to the sun (iPhone 5s). The phone worked again after a few minutes of cooling
I'm not sure if this particular case is different from others in sun protection, but unless a phone case/mount were to offer some type of cooling vent or sun cover, I would not recommend any motorcycle mount. But, if you think your GPS or phone will not overheat, then this is a great mount, especially if you have a large phone such as a Samsung Galaxy.
July 12, 2014
For the price you can definitely tell that this is a quality product. The straps on it are huge so you do have a lot of options as far as mounting. I have a ninja 300 and was able to mount it to the center of my bars using zip ties to keep it in place when taking the key in and out.
For other bikes with different style bars I would assume this product would be better which is why I switched to a different style mount. Otherwise a great product
July 7, 2014