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Review: 1byone Universal Adjustable Bike Mount for smartphones

Ever consider getting an Adjustable Bike Mount? Check this out!

I enjoy taking bike rides in the morning to get some exercise in before I spend a majority of the day sitting around an office not doing much. Usually, I’ll bring my Bluetooth headset and keep my phone in my pocket, but that normally means I also need to stop to mess with my phone or risk dumping it on the pavement as I ride. 1byone’s Universal Adjustable Bike Mount seems to offer a solution for this by attaching the phone directly to my handlebars.

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The entire setup takes less time to put together and attach to the bike than it does to break the product seals and open the box. Once the two pieces are connected and the mount is secure, you can add your device and hit the road/path/trail of your choosing. I was able to fit my Nexus 5 phone, as well as my Samsung Note 4 in the mount without any issue or worries of dropping them. The soft rubber grips held firmly onto my phones while the little bungee belt made sure that the phone wasn’t going to fall out if the ride got bumpy.

While riding around with the Universal Adjustable Bike Mount connected to my bike, I was able to turn the device from a vertical and horizontal position without much fuss. The only thing the mount really lacks was any way to secure the mount’s joint that the base connects to the body with. This means that the ideal angle you may like the phone sitting at may shift to something considerably different as you ride around. It’s not a deal breaker but it is definitely overlooked.

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If you are a person that finds themselves biking to work or for pleasure, this is something that likely fills a real need for you. I’d consider checking it out, because who really wants to have to turn around and pick up pieces of their $700 phone up off the sidewalk on a bike ride? 

The Good
Fit both my phones, one of which was larger than the recommended sizes
Super easy to set up
Very secure
The Bad
The mount's neck isn't as stiff as I like and there wasn't any way to tighten it
A little bulky
8
Overall
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