RAM Mounts Aqua Box
The best, weatherproof solution I found
I had done a lot of research to find a box to hold my Samsung S4 and OtterBox Case. The RAM Mounts Aqua Box was the best solution I found. It has proven to be a great product, but I do run into problems with my phone overheating. The black plastic Aqua Box gets very hot on sunny days. Also, it doesn't come with a port for a power cord, so I drilled a small hole for the USB power cord to connect to the phone.
August 17, 2015
Sizing is hit or miss
I bought this because I wanted to house my car based garmin nuvi in it. I had searched for awhile before I finally pulled the trigger on getting this box because I wasn't sure about sizing. However, this little box and a RAM mount is considerably less then buying a motorcycle specific GPS, even if it is less elegant. I bought the wide version and the nuvi fits in it great and the wires are able to tuck neatly behind it. I also had considered putting my droid turbo phone in the box, however because the power cord sticks out of the bottom of the phone, there really isn't room in the box for the cord to plug into the phone. The box is also very deep, so you get a lot of room in that respect however it ended up making the box very bulky, which took up a lot of cockpit space on the bike.
Another problem I had with this box is wiring. In order to feed the wires in through the back, you have to make a permanent hole in the box. And the way the RAM mount attaches, you do eventually compromise the watertightness of the box unless you are really careful about making the holes. In theory, if you were riding in a downpour, the side with the hole is facing forward, which will get the brunt of the rain depending on where on your bike this unit is placed. Not super confident of it in the rain. The locking seal itself that you open and close does seem to be pretty good and I wouldn't have a problem with trusting it in the rain.
I did ride with it on an extended trip and because of the weight of the box, I would either have to tighten down the ram arm super tight or it would slowly fall down over time. Also, as some others have pointed out, while the flexible rubber screen is good for touch input, it makes things inside next to impossible to read except at night. Overall, this box is good as a cost effective way to semi-waterproof a piece of electronics however it isn't perfect so expect some troubleshooting along the way.
July 27, 2015
Solid and simple
After riding in the rain for an hour, getting my hands, feet and pants wet through waterproof clothing, the inside of the AquaBox was totally dry; it works. I could easily use the touch-screen of the GPS but there is no way use the on/off button on the top.
Visibility is good in shadow or overcast condition but difficult in sunshine.
Buy some foam weatherstrip to keep the device centered in the Box.
October 6, 2014
Dimensions are INCORRECT for Medium Box
It's probably the fault of Ram Mount and not Revzilla, but either way, the fact remains, the dimensions are INCORRECT for the Medium Box. The box is NOT ~2.9" wide on the inside; it's about ~2.6". Now, that difference may not seem like much, but it's exactly the difference between the website saying a Nexus 5 will fit and the actual fact that a Nexus 5 will not fit.
That said, the box is well constructed, and seems very strong. I'm confident that if my phone would have fit, I would have liked it. Unfortunately, since my phone doesn't fit, I wish I never ordered it. It's a shame to return it, and pay shipping to do so. Also sadly, I won't order the Wide Box because it's enormous; my phone would be swimming. I wish Ram would make a box just slightly larger than the Medium. Oh well.
August 9, 2014
Not good at all
This product doesn't fit well with IPhone 5 in an otter box case. The rubber cover doesn't allow for easy control of the IPhone. I would recommend going another direction for water protection. I have given up and just place electronics in saddle bags during bad weather
June 10, 2013
This is a high quality waterproof case. It provides various mounting options and comes with plenty of padding to fit a wide range of devices. Only one problem encountered. I use my iPhone for navigation which can cause it to heat up. While the phone was in the case charging and running Nav., it would sometimes overheat and shutdown. I would have to remove the phone and let it cool off before using it again. This is not a design flaw of the case, just my set up and seemed to happen when in direct sunlight (no problems on shaded back roads).
April 22, 2013
Great product. Will fit a iPhone perfect.
Larger phones will require the wide model. Remember to measure your device with the charging cable installed.
April 8, 2013