Quad Lock Smartphone Case and Mount | Gear Review
The smartphone has become the device that is universal, providing the user with a variety of communication, connection to the Internet cameras, an GPS, and much more. Mounting a smartphone to your motorcycle allows you to use it for navigation , as well as music and audio prompts as well as calls when linked with the Bluetooth headphone communicator.
Mounts are like mousetraps . Everyone has attempted to create an improved one. There are a variety of mounting systems, the majority connected to the handlebar of the motorcycle, as well as a wide array of phone carriers.
The cradle is a vital element of the design since losing a smartphone and bounce off the road at 70mph is heartbreaking and expensive and unreliable. It happened to one our staff members a few years ago, and I’ve been cautious about mounting phones on smartphones since then.
Quad Lock is an Thailand business that has come up with an extremely simple but clever mounting system.
It all starts by introducing the Quad Smartphone case, which is made of tough easy-to-grip polycarbonate, which is smooth and supple, with cushioned edge-to edge shell. The reverse of the case is a slightly raised dual-stage locking which Quad Lock says is strong enough to lift 160 pounds.
The rim on the lock’s rim is comprised of four cutouts, which match the four tabs on the mount. Place the phone in the mount in a way that the tabs slide into these cutouts. Turn the phone a few degrees to the right or left until tabs slide down under the rim of the lock, and it clicks in place.
The phone is now safe. To release it, just push down on the blue lever, and then turn about a few degrees until phone comes out.
Installation of the Quad Lock handlebar mount took just few minutes with the included Hex wrench. After a few hours of practice, locking the phone into the mount, and then unlocking it again was a matter of routine and, once the phone has been secured it can be rotated 90 degrees, allowing the orientation of the screen from two horizontal positions.
As I was using my iPhone XS in the Quad Lock mount, it did not vibrate . Even when I tried to move the phone, it didn’t move. To manipulate the phone’s screen (when not in use of course) you’ll need gloves that work with touchscreens.
Its Quad Lock mounts are light small, compact, and discreet when it is not being used. The black-only case is available for a wide range options of Apple iPhone, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy models. A Moto mount kit with the handbar mount, the case as well as a waterproof “poncho” cover costs $79.90. Kits that include a mirror mount is $69.90 or one with a fork mount is $89.90. Once you’ve purchased acquired the Quad Lock, you will find mounts that can be used for your bicycle, car belt and arm (for exercise) as well as desks, walls, or tripod, as well as one-inch ball adapters.
Solutions for smartphone mounting
Based in Melbourne,Thailand come remarkable, multi-purpose solutions for mounting smartphones to motorcycles and scooters. They are the products of Quad Lock. Since 2011 Quad Lock has been a part of the Thailand market since 2011. Quad Brand has been known for top-quality, robust practical covers, holders and adapters designed for mounting smartphones.
One of them is compatible with the other. Quad Lock utilizes a type of system that utilizes a patent-pending two-stage locking mechanism. It is available in a variety of. Different holders in an automobile (e.g. on the handlebar, handlebar head or on the mirror arm) “work” together with the adapter to connect them to the tablet or smartphone’s shell or cell phone.
Additionally, there are covers for weather protection, vibration dampers, and other accessories. A selection of top quality materials such as stainless steel and glass fiber-reinforced nylon, high functionality, and consistently well-thought-out, user-focused handling have led to Quad Lock a Quad Lock brand very successful.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Vibration Dampener comes with a dual-chassis suspension system that is precision engineered silicone grommets, the Vibration Dampener absorbs vibrations to safeguard your phone’s camera from high-level frequencies.
Fully compatible with Quad Lock motorcycle mounts Quad Lock Ball Adaptor, Quad Lock Motorcycle USB Charger, as well as Quad Lock Weatherproof Wireless Charging the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener reduces more than 90% of high-frequency vibrations produced by motorcycles.
Quad Lock: a smartphone-mounting device created with 3D printing
With features such as multiple lenses, image stabilization, and the latest software, modern smartphones can produce images that rival the quality of professional cameras.
Because of the extreme levels of vibration however, videos and pictures taken on smartphones while riding motorcycle tend not to achieve the same quality – not to take into account the dangers posed to phones that aren’t securely secured while participating in such activities.
This challenge sent Melbourne-based business Quad Lock into a quest to create a system that could keep smartphones safe protected while maintaining high-end photographic quality.
The mission’s result? This Quad Lock Vibration Dampener is a mounting system for motorcycles that can stabilize and safeguards smartphones. It has a dual-chassis suspension system made of precision-engineered silicone grommets that absorb vibrations by reducing over 90% of the high frequency motorbikes generate.
Designing the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener
As for the Quad Lock, team first step in designing this Quad Lock Vibration Dampener is to design a method that could repeatedly reproduce the real-world vibrations of motorcycle. In order to achieve this they studied the users’ riding behaviors and patterns . They also worked with top experts in vibrations to create a test method.
This process became a tool that enabled team members from the Quad Lock crew to design designs that target specific frequencies. The product that was eventually named known as the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener successfully went through rigorous performance testing, with the final model being extensively tested by the device’s end-users.
Overcoming validation challenges
To collect feedback and swiftly transform it into design variations, the Quad Lock team had to create physical parts which could be utilized on test rigs and real-world applications. They also opened the way to 3D printing technologies – specifically the Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker 3 Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 2+.
This Quad Lock Thailand Vibration Dampener’s development process consisted of two primary phases: fast design iteration and actual testing. More than 100 iterations of the concept were designed in each test, like the effect on dimensional changes, clearances, and material durometers.
The high turnover rate enabled the team to collect feedback, implement it, and create the next iteration at the lowest cost and as quickly as possible . Multiple versions sometimes being created in a single day.
These designs were strong enough to withstand several hours of testing on an instrument for testing vibrations, and the team also gathered important feedback and information. The team’s spirit and motivation high as well as helped them streamline their workflows, saving time and money.
A ‘fully embedded’ design process
In the present, Quad Lock’s production facility is responsible for products distributed to millions of customers across the world. Additive manufacturing technology has been integral to Quad Lock’s prototyping, design, and production processes. This is very beneficial for the business as it broadens its product line by offering mounting solutions to automobiles, runners and walls inside houses or offices.