An Ingenious Silicone Device to Hold your Smart Phone While Riding
The very flexible and rubber FINN phone mount keeps your phone surprisingly sturdy during bumpy terrain and long rides. Created by Austrian organization BikeCitizens, the mount is intended to secure smartphones so riders can easily navigate public roads using the BikeCitizens’ app, but you can use it for any type of function on your phone or smart device. The mount is comprised of high quality silicon, making it sturdy but not stiff. The FINN mount solves the problems that can occur while riding with a smart device in a back jersey pocket – music never sounds as good through lycra and navigating is inconvenient. With the mount, I’ve also been able to use FaceTime to talk to family while riding and they get a kick out of the fact that they can watch me struggling up a hill. I assure you that eyes were on the road – it was a one-sided conversation.
“The FINN mount solves the problems that can occur while riding with a smart device in a back jersey pocket – music never sounds as good through lycra and navigating is inconvenient. ”
The mount is what enables easy use of the BikeCitizen app, an online global community. Based on your location, the platform offers community pages to connect with cyclists, couriers, bike shops, and clubs in your area. For our European readers, or those planning a tour in the region, the community pages in Europe are quite robust as the company originates in Austria. For instance, the BikeCitizens page for Berlin has a lot of local biking-related information, even showing how much time app users spend on the bike per week and upcoming biking events in the area. The FINN is the key to allowing BikeCitizens customers to use the app seamlessly as they ride around town. Old tech saves the day.
Whether we love it or not, many of us need to have our smart phones in arms reach during our commute/ride and the FINN is even secure enough that you can touch and type easily while on the bike. Though you won’t want to show up on a club ride with your phone hanging off your bars, it’s an excellent addition to touring, commuting or other adventures where access to your smart device will help improve your experience.
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