Use Cable Ties To Make An iPhone Cycling Mount

Use Cable Ties To Make An iPhone Cycling Mount
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You can buy dedicated iPhone bike mounts if you’re so inclined, but this nifty hack makes it simple to affix an iPhone in a secure case to the front of any bike at very low cost.

Picture: Anthony Caruana

It’s courtesy of friend of Lifehacker (and sometime contributor) Anthony Caruana, who hit upon the solution of using cable ties with an existing iPhone case that came with a belt clip, which is what he’s adapted into a bike mount with a few simple, cheap and easily replaceable cable ties.

Caruana does note that it wobbles slightly, and a Bluetooth headset is recommended for when you’re riding.

DIY iPhone Cycling Mount [Run And Lift]

Comments

  • Or buy a smart watch attach that to your handle bars or your hand…
    Less likely you new $900 phone will be destroyed.

  • Does this work with any other type of phone. Can cable ties be used for something like an HTC, or a Samsung for that matter. What about a Nokia?

    Obviously suppliers like Huawei wouldn’t be cable tie compatible with their earlier phones, but what about newer phones like the Mate7?

  • Hi Jackson. It’s all about the case rather than the phone. The case I used from Otterbox has a belt clip that I was able to fasten with the cable ties.

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