Quad Lock is the name given to the clever 4 point attachment system used across the company's product range. It's a quick attach/release system that holds your smartphone in place using a simple yet strong snap lock. The quad lock itself is built into an sturdy iphone cover compatible with 5/5s, 6/6s, 6+/6+s, or can be attached to any brand of phone using a 'Universal Kit'. Once the lock is engaged the mechanism holds your device firmly in place and no amount of shaking or bumping will dislodge it from its seat. To undo the Quad Lock you simply push the locking mechanism down and twist your phone off again. It takes seconds to perform and provides great peace of mind knowing that your expensive smartphone isn't going to end up skidding along the asphalt behind you.
After seeing the 'Bike Kit', a mounting system originally designed for cyclists, on the Quad Lock website I thought I'd give it a go. The handlebar dimensions required for installing the Bike Kit are 25-40mm making it suitable for both 1 inch and 7/8 bars, like those found on most motorcycles. I ordered the iPhone 6 compatible kit that comes complete with a quick start guide, impact resistant iphone 6 cover with built in Quad Lock, weather resistant poncho, handlebar stem mount and a variety of zip ties and rubber fasteners.
Along with the standard kit I also ordered an 'Out Front Mount' kit and additional GoPro mount. The Out Front kit offers a more permanent fixing method that requires an allen key to install and is designed to position your device higher and more forward. The GoPro adapter is a simple bracket that screws on to the bottom of the Out Front Mount. Both kits are ultra lightweight and constructed using durable plastic and stainless steel fasteners to withstand the elements.
The locking system on the Out Front Mount also proved to be more accessible than on the Stem Mount allowing for even quicker removal of your phone from the lock. By screwing the GoPro adaptor to the mount you can also affix your camera to capture some cool riding footage during your next road adventure.
Thankfully, not having an iPhone doesn't eliminate you from being able to use a Quad Lock. The Quad Lock Universal Bike Kit comes with the same stem mount system as the iPhone Bike Kit, but uses a 3M VHB adhesive pad to semi permanently attach the quad lock to your device.
After using the Quad Lock system for a while now I've been very happy with it's function and durability. In the coming weeks I'm looking forward to putting it to the test during a long road trip and to not having to double back or pull over when I (inevitably) take a wrong turn. On the Quad Lock website over 850 people have rated their kits an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars and I'd happily give them a 5 myself.
- Only comes with full case and weathershield for iPhone models
- Universal 3M sticker is only single use
- Ultra strong securing method
- Offers permanent and removable mounting options
- Well priced for what you get
- Case functions great on and off the bike
- Super quick fitment and removal system
If you're interested in purchasing any of the Quad Lock Bike Kits you can find them here.
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