Phoneshield iPhone 5/5S/5C Mount Kit
Solid mount, but has issues
I bought this mount for my iPhone 5s as it appeared to have all the features I needed, solid case, vibration reduction, handlebar mount. The mount itself is solid and protects the phone adequately, with a touch screen cover that works. Problems: the pass through port for a charging cable is too small to admit the Powerlet iPhone 5 charging cable which I had also purchased.
The instructions are hard to read and harder to understand, but fortunately for a standard installation, the instructions are not necessary. You need an allen wrench for the handlebar clamp, but the kit includes the wrong size wrench. I am looking for another solution for charging the phone while in the case.
March 22, 2014
Definitely a solid buy
I watch and read about several iphone 5 cases in the market and I ended up buying this one. Why? Well, it is weatherproof and most and absolutely important, IT LETS YOU CHARGE YOUR PHONE will inside the case. That last one was the main reason I bought it because I use my phone's GPS to navigate and of course that drains the battery very quickly, so being able to charge the phone will inside the case was crucial.
About what's in the box: The Phoneshield comes with several mounting hardware that gives you the option to choose the best way to mount the case on your bike (adjustable mount, fixed mount, ty-wrap mount, etc.) The only con about this is that it doesn't come with the 10mm Allen wrench that you need to mount it, how is that possible? So be prepared with a 10mm wrench to mount the handlebar part. Other than that, it comes with everything you need to mount the case the way you choose better. It also comes with a transparent plastic cover that you can put on your Iphone and fits in the case while installed on the phone. This is a great thing because I carry my phone with a cover on and I have to take it of to fit it in the case, so the Phoneshield cover lets my keep a cover on the phone while traveling.
Functionality: The case locks pretty tight. The home and lock screen button are available to use. The volume and silence buttons are not available while phone is in the case. At the bottom, there are two holes to plug your charger and your earphones. When not in use, these holes are covered by rubber plugs. Now, when charging and/or earphone cables are plugged in, you need to put another rubber plugs that come with the case to seal the holes. The best part is that the Phoneshield WORKS WITH GLOVES ON. It has a tactile screen and works flawlessly without gloves but you have to learn the trick and press a little hard to use it with gloves on. Phoneshield also lets you use the microphone and bottom speaker while phone is inside. But if you have a bluetooth set, you wouldn't be using those.
Instructions are not very clear, they could've done a better job with the instructions manual.
I started with the ball mount but hard vibrations kept sliding the case down so every time I had to pull it up, even after tightening the heck out of it. So now I'm going to change to the fixed mount.
Overall, this is the best motorcycle Iphone case that on the market, IMO. Mainly because it lets you use and charge the phone while inside the case and it's completely weatherproof. I would seriously recommend this product.
February 18, 2014
Works great with my iPhone 5s
much more solid than i was expecting. fits my iphone 5s well. got caught in a rainstorm and my iphone was bone dry when i got home. case is protective, mount is secure, not much else i could ask for. had a less expensive case for my iphone 4 with less protection and less accessibility, it was definitely worth the extra $20 to protect my $600 phone.
February 3, 2014