RAM Mounts Universal Cell Phone Holder Kit
meets my needs, easy to install.
this phone holder is versatile enough for what I needed and I would think for most.
it holds a 5s without a case, although I would feel a little nervous just cause it's an expensive item, but I ride with my older 4s mounted and it hasn't budged. my phone is in an ottercase so I feel like the grip of the rubber mounts against the rubber case is a little more secure, but I dont know that a phone without a case would slip much more. It feels like it has a grip on it and it's not going anywhere.
I haven't had any problem on fire roads and very light off road at 40 mph and street riding up to 100mph. The phone hasn't budged in either riding scenario.
People do mention the rubber grips can come off, but that wasn't my experience from normal use so far. You can put some gorilla glue in them and mount them, but I think it's not needed.
yes, I did have to buy 4 new rubber grips because one got lost, but that's because my dog jumped up on my motorcycle and removed all 4 of them and I only found 3 of them. I think one was mixed in with the trash can full of stuff that he shreaded.
I'd like to buy another mount for a go pro cam to mount else where on the motorcycle. This seems like a product worthy and I like to multiple mounting options offered.
btw, the 30 degress movement highlighted in the comments hasn't bothered me. Especially since sometimes I adjust the a little from side to side. good to have a way to stop that movement with some tie straps as submitted in the other review.
I would recommend this product and buy it for another motorcycle if I had one.
i almost want to buy another mount so I can move this to a protection bar on the side of the motorcycle so I can film video with my phone.
this is on my bmw650gs, btw. pics included. sorry one is out of focus. my eyes are failing me!
my first product on revzilla and shipped fast at no cost. when I called to inquire on the product the rep spoke of others in the office that used it and let me know it was a solid product. that was nice to hear from personal experience.
February 23, 2015
Much better than expected!
I started riding a little over a year ago and sometimes I have to go to places that I haven't been to before. I needed a way to somehow mount my phone (Galaxy S5 for size) so I can get my directions right. My bike is a TVS Apache RTR 180, single cylinder, and the poor thing vibrates like an earthquake.
The RAM Mount is absolutely rock-solid! There's a kit for every bike out there depending on which one you choose. It's very easy to install and if the instructions manual is not enough, there are plenty of videos on YouTube for just about every kit.
Even though my phone has a pretty big cover on it, it still holds it with no problems although, you'd have to place it strategically to avoid the X-grip pushing on the power button for some phones which have theirs on the side, but that's not an issue for me. I've tried it out several times and while my bike does vibrate a lot, the material of the RAM mount dampens said vibrations on the phone to some extent.
All in all, it's a very convenient product that's well-worth the money and I would definitely buy it again in the future if I ever need to. Needless to say, I never got lost again!
February 16, 2015
Great Cell Phone or GPS Mount
Installed this about a year ago on my ninja 650 and could not be happier. Held by Galaxy S3, Moto G, and now iPhone 5s. Never had any issue of phone coming loose from grips as the rubber nubs have a great grip on phone. My wind screen keeps air from hitting the mount and even at speeds well over 100mph theres no signs of mount failing me. I do suggest that you make sure to apply electrical tape to the bar you are attaching u-bolt thing to in order to keep mount from slipping. Also be sure to tighten grip of mount that controls the angle of phone but once tightened there is no movement, highly recomend.
January 24, 2015
I got this so I could video my rides with my phone. It attached to my bars perfect, without blocking my display. Even on a bumpy ride, and very windy conditions it held on to my phone. If you don't have a camera on your helmet, then this would work with your phone.
January 19, 2015
Secure mount for smartphone
This is a great mount for smartphones with 5 inch screens. Holds the device securely at all kinds of angles. The device does not move!
I mounted direct to the mirror mount and it works awesome.
Just make sure the X-Grip does not touch any buttons. :)
November 10, 2014
Decent Product with a Few (fixable) Fatal Flaws
I just installed this phone holder today and have yet to use it. However, I have noticed some flaws that should not exist in something that costs this much.
-Mounting hardware is clumsily designed. U-bolt setup with the little plastic insert and standoffs is a little strange. Although it's very flexible in mounting configurations and seems very secure after installation.
-I've read the other reviews saying that the rubber pieces fall off.. they seem firmly attached so far but again this should not be an issue for something priced as it is.
-The most annoying thing for me so far: The clamping arms kind of "float" so that your phone can just rotate freely about 30 degrees. This is just bad design; some designer at RAM not really thinking things through. I've attached a photo of my fix... just a small zip-tie holding one arm to the screw post so that only one arm is free to move. This keeps the phone in one orientation and is installed under the round cap with 4 screws so that it is imperceptible on the outside. It also doesn't affect how securely the phone is held in place.
Overall it's not a bad product.
November 6, 2014
Secure with several mounting options
The X-Grip is secure yet very easy to attach and remove your phone. This kit gives you several options for mounting, which I'm still trying to find the optimal location without blocking my instrument cluster. I think my only complaint would be that with my Samsung Galaxy S4 if you aren't carful about placing the phone far to the side the grips trigger the volume and power buttons. I imaging this might be a problem on other devices as well. If you have a case on your phone this might be less of a problem. I don't have one on my phone.
October 6, 2014
Holds any type of phone
Easy to install and holds my phone at any angle securely. Great that it is not dedicated to a specific phone model. When I upgrade to a new phone it will still work. Simple to insert and remove phone into mount.
September 15, 2014