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BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder (Product Review and Giveaway)

20 Aug

The main reason I own an Apple iPhone is because I am a distance cyclist and I try to travel as light as possible. The iPhone allows me to record my workouts with the Cyclemeter App (my absolute favorite app for the iPhone) and it allows my wife to track me with the new Road ID App (my second favorite app). I also take photos on off-road trails and always use the iPhone to check on the weather before I leave the house. On rare occasions I have actually used the iPhone to make a phone call. However, carrying a smartphone is sometimes a challenge because I don’t want to permanently mount a phone holder to any of my bikes. A few weeks ago the folks at Alt-Gear sent me a BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder to review and it is probably the best smartphone holder for cyclists available on the market today. If you would like a chance to win this smartphone holder just keep reading!

BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder

BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder

The BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder is made of urethane and is highly water-resistant (in my opinion your phone is safe in a thunderstorm, but don’t use this holder when you go scuba diving). The sealed construction on this holder makes for a very durable phone case. This holder mounts to your bike with a sturdy Velrco strip—you can attach it to either your handlebars or the handlebar stem. While the Velcro is very secure it is still easy to remove it when you want to.

The clear window on the back allows you to still use your camera

The clear window on the back allows you to still use your camera

Unlike most of the other iPhone (or other smartphone) holders on the market, this one has a clear window on the back so you can use your camera with having to take the phone out of the holder. I shot a few photos through this window and was pleasantly surprised at how well the photos looked! Photos shot in full daylight were nearly perfect, but I could see a bit of blurring in low-light situations. Another surprising thing about this smartphone holder is that you can still use your phone when it is in the case—the sound is slightly muffled, but still good enough to use.

BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder

BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder

By the way, I keep my iPhone 5 in a very thin polypropylene case and it fits in the DriKase holder with ease. This case will also hold a Samsung Galaxy 3 or 4 and several other smartphones. BiKase also has holders available that will accommodate larger phones and even an iPad Mini or Kindle. The BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder retails for $25 and is available from the Alt-Gear website , CambriaBike.com, OutsideOutfitters.com, and Amazon.com.

Regular readers know that I seldom keep the products that are sent to me for review. If you would like a chance  to win this BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder then leave a comment below telling me why you need it. The contest ends at midnight (CST) on Friday, August 23, 2013. After the contest closes I will read through the comments and choose a winner based solely on my subjective mood at the time. I won’t respond to the comments left below, but I promise to read and consider every one of them. This contest is for U.S. residents only and only one entry per household allowed. I will send this product to the winner via U.S. Mail at my expense. Good luck!

 
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15 responses to “BiKase DriKase Smartphone Holder (Product Review and Giveaway)

  1. Adam C. Henderson

    August 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    You’re a stud and my second bike needs a holder for my iPhone! btw, the Rider ID app is awesome! Thanks for the write up on it.

     
  2. echo

    August 21, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    I love riding my bike around town. There is nothing that brings me joy like the feel of the wind in my hair, my feet pushing me forward, and my hands gripping the handlebars. Well…there is one thing.

    Admiring my good looks.

    Yes. I must admit that I love looking at myself. And if there’s one thing that has been missing from my rides, it’s being able to glance down and see my grinning face staring back up at me.

    With this iphone cover, I could turn on the camera (of which the default is “selfie” mode) and leave it on for my WHOLE RIDE. I can imagine it now:

    At a stop light, look down, it’s ME! hello, gorgeous!
    Behind a slow poke on the trail, look down, ME AGAIN! what’s up, sexy?
    Coming up to a stop sign, look down (no cyclist stops at them anyway, right?), ME!!! whatcha doin’ tonight? I dunno, I was thinkin’ pasta.

    ((p.s. I don’t have a data plan on my iphone anymore…it’s just an ipod now…so I would not be able to use this. I posted this because I’m weird, and hopefully it makes someone laugh. It made me laugh.))

     
  3. Busy Girl Health

    August 21, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Oh how cool! I’ll be honest, I don’t really need it and think it would be better deserved to a more avid cycler. But have never seen anything like this and just wanted to say thanks for posting a cool product 🙂

     
  4. tvjencook

    August 21, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    This is exactly what I need to deal with the random Florida rain showers! I’ve been keeping my phone in my back bike bag, but since using the new Rider ID app (thanks for the recommendation!) I feel like I’m reaching around to grab it often to extend my ride times. I haven’t been able to find a great mount with a rain protector – so I’m getting this whether I win it or not! 🙂
    Thanks for the great review!

     
  5. shoedooo

    August 21, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    I need this in my life! I live In Houston (Hurricane, Tropical storm central) So I think this would be an appropriate item for when I’m on the road. CHOOSE ME!

     
  6. Mike Morgan

    August 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Hey, it sounds like, based on your comments and review, that you REALLY should keep this phone holder for your rides. By the way, I like the grips and bar extensions on your bike. Nice integrated look. Thanks for the product review.

     
  7. Howard Patner

    August 21, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    The smart phone holder would be a welcome addition to my BearGrease. Being offroad and getting lost is pretty easy on the BG since there is no terrain it doesn’t like. I have found it a pain to have to stop, find my iPhone and firgure where I am at so I can get home. Having a holder right in front of me would simplify my errant wanderings

     
  8. Colleen Lerro

    August 21, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I haven’t rode my bike enough lately to merit winning this, but have to say this sounds like the PERFECT smartphone holder…way better than the ones you have to permanently mount on your bike! Very cool – thanks for sharing!

     
  9. John Bonner

    August 21, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Do not own a smart phone ,but have to suffer the English weather. so could use this holder to keep my sandwiches dry whilst riding my bike .

     
  10. Gary Galvin

    August 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Thanks for this post and the contest. Due to my schedule I oftentimes ride alone and with 4 young kids at home I constantly reach in my back jersey pocket, pull out my phone and make sure all is good (ie any texts from home). I also use Map My Ride so my wife can track me and oftentimes the GPS stops without me knowing. So my iPhone is clearly a tool I need while on the road.

     
  11. eenermai

    August 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    My husband says I am constantly constantly on my phone, so I need this to prove him RIGHT… And be able to be connected with my phone even during my rides!!! You have to pick me strictly for MANCODE! Have to support your fellow bro! 😉

     
  12. steve saltzman

    August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    I “need” it because I wadded my bike on a full moon ride with friends and my cycle computer (and my helmet) got destroyed. I think I need to start carrying a phone since this is my second concussion of 2013 with the road id app and what not.

     
  13. Irish Katie

    August 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Wait …. what if you crash … would it protect your iPhone? (ok … I am not riding lately …. so crashing is not in the cards for me lol.)

    I was at first going to say, “give it to echo” as that was a great response lol. But others are deserving too nod nods.

    I love your product reviews … (except the nutz one lol)

    K

     
  14. Gina

    August 22, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    I need this one because:
    * I carry my iPhone on long rides (mostly to use the Road ID app you recommended!)
    * I would buy this myself, but just accepted a job as a teacher (noble profession. unimpressive pay) so I’m on a budget. 🙂

    Pick me!

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      August 24, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

      The winner will be announced on Sunday.

       

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