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post #1 of 30 Old 04-07-2015, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody tried a RAM X-Grip Mobile Phone Cradle

As the title says, has anyone tried a RAM X-Grip Mobile Phone Cradle (https://www.ja-gps.com.au/RAM/ram-hol-un7bu/)?

I would like to try one for my Samsung Galaxy S4 to use as a GPS and speedo but they look like the phone might vibrate free. I like the fact that I could use it with any other future phones I may own. Don't really need anything water proof.

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Yup I have one works great. My phone did come off once on a really rough gravel road so now I put it in my pocket on gravel road or use an elastic to keep it in place.

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There is a big thread on this over on ADVRider, if you dare, but I'm too lazy to look it up. Supergluing the rubber tips on is supposed to take care of them coming off. I have a second, cheap phone case for when I use it. I put Velcro on the back of the case and the matching Velcro in the center hub of the RAM Grip ( I also have a tether, but I think that is over-doing it). No problems on a couple rides. There are also complaints that it rotates back and forth, so the Velcro should take care of that too.


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iPhone in an Otterbox in a RAM X-Grip. Great mount. Been on some pretty rough areas off pavement and it holds the phone just fine.
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There are mixed reviews for the Ram X-Grip, people have had their phone fall out!

I used the generic Ram phone mount, it's very secure. My thread on using an Android phone for GPS here.

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I hope your phone keeps gps signal. Tried using my phone for gps in a little town you may have heard of...las Vegas...and phone dropped gps signal and wouldnt pick it back up! Had to stop on the side of the freeway and manually reconnect. It took forever. Won't try that again. Bad enough in a city. Absolutely cant have that somewhere else.
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My bare iPhone did slip out of my X grip (I saw it happening and caught it). Now I have it in a case with a soft rubber edge, like an otter box and no problems.


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Yep, they are great.
I have used them in the truck, jeep and on the bikes.
At first I was a bit worried the phone would shake out of them on the bikes, not the case.
Not that I ride on super rough terrain, but even on bumpy roads it was fine.

It helps if you can tilt the phone back some, instead of having it completely vertical.

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My bare iPhone did slip out of my X grip (I saw it happening and caught it). Now I have it in a case with a soft rubber edge, like an otter box and no problems.
haha same thing happened to me! Jamie was traveling behind me on a gravel road with his go pro but didn't get it on recording. I was going down the road and all of a sudden my phone was right in front of my face!

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I've seen a few friends use them with great success on some rough terrain. Only one friend had his iPhone fall out on the freeway on his way home from Baja in January. We rode 1000 miles in Baja (500 offroad) and it never fell off once. When it fell off on the freeway he thinks he didn't have it in the xgrip properly (probably because he was so tired)

I still don't trust it myself, but I've never seen one drop a phone in hundreds if not thousands of miles offroad.

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