Quad Lock Smartphone Case and Mount | Gear Review

The smartphone has evolved into the standard device, providing the user with a variety of communication, connectivity to the Internet, a camera, an GPS and more. Mounting a smartphone to your motorcycle lets you use it to navigate as well as for music, audio as well as calls when linked to the Bluetooth communication device on your helmet.

Mounts are similar to mousetraps, and everyone has tried to create an improved model. There’s a range of mounting systems, most of them attach to the handlebars that are on the motorcycle as well as a wide range of phone cradles.

The cradle is a vital part of the design process because it is a common occurrence for phones to come loose and bounce along the highway at 70 mph can be heartbreaking and expensive and unreliable. One of our staffers a couple of years ago and I’ve been cautious about mounting smartphones ever since.

Quad Lock is an Thailand company that has developed a simple yet rather ingenious mounting system.

It all starts with the Quad Case for smartphones composed of tough, smooth-yet-grippy polycarbonate with a shock-absorbing shell that extends from edge to edge. On the back of the case is the dual-stage lock, slightly elevated which Quad Lock says is strong enough to lift 160 pounds.

The lock’s rim has four cutouts to match the four outer tabs on the mount. Place the phone in the mount in a way that the tabs fit in those cutouts. Rotate the phone left or right until the tabs slide down under the lock’s rim and it clicks in place.

And now the phone is safe. To release it, just press the blue lever, and then turn about a few degrees until phone comes out.

The installation of the Quad Lock handlebar mount took just a few minutes using the provided Hex wrench. With a little practice, locking the phone to the mount and then releasing it again was a matter of routine and when the phone is locked, it can be rotated 90 degrees to alter the screen’s orientation from vertical and horizontal.

On my iPhone XS in the Quad Lock mount, it did not shake and when I used my hands to shake the phone it didn’t move. To control the screen of the phone (when the phone is shut off of course) you’ll need gloves that work with touchscreens.

Its Quad Lock Mount is lightweight slim, small, and not noticeable when it is not being used. The black-only case is available in a variety of Apple iPhone, Google Pixel, as well as Samsung Galaxy models. A Moto mount kit with the case, handlebar mount, and a water-proof “poncho” cover costs $79.90. Kits with mirror mount costs $69.90 or an fork mount costs $89.90. When you’ve got acquired the Quad Lock box, you can also get mounts for your car, bicycle, belt as well as arm (for exercises) or desk or tripod, and one-inch ball adapters.

Solutions for mounting smartphones

Since Melbourne,Thailand, come exceptional, flexible solutions for mounting smartphones onto scooters and motorbikes: the products of Quad Lock. Since 2011 in 2011, the Quad Lock label has been known for top-quality, robust and practical holders, covers, and adapters for mounting smartphones.

This is where one of the locks fits the other. Quad Lock is a kind of system solution using a patented dual-stage locking mechanism. It is available in a variety of. Different holders that are mounted on the automobile (e.g. on the handlebar, the handlebar head, or mirror arms) “work” together with the specific adapter that connects to the tablet or smartphone’s shell, as well as the mobile.

Additionally, there are weather protection covers also available, as well as vibration dampers, and other accessories. The use of first-class materials such as glass fiber reinforced nylon, as well as high-functioning, and consistent, user-focused handling have contributed to making it possible for the Quad Lock brand extremely popular.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It features a dual chassis suspension system with precision engineered silicone grommets, the Vibration Dampener absorbs vibrations to protect your smartphone’s camera from the high frequency frequencies.

It is compatible with every Quad Lock motorcycle mounts Quad Lock Ball Adaptor Quad Lock Motorcycle USB Charger, along with the Quad Lock Weatherproof Wireless Charger Quad Lock Vibration Dampener can reduce over 90 percent of high-frequency rumbles generated by motorcycles.

Quad Lock: a smartphone-mounting device created with 3D printing

With features such as various lenses, photo stabilization, and advanced software, today’s smartphones can capture images which are as good as professional cameras.

Because of the extreme levels of vibration however, videos and pictures taken on phones while riding motorbike aren’t likely to have this level of quality, not to consider the risks that could be posed by phones that haven’t been properly secured while participating in such events.

This challenge sent Melbourne-based business Quad Lock off on a quest to create a system that ensures smartphones are safe and secured – while preserving professional photographic image quality.

What’s the result? What’s the result? Quad Lock Vibration Dampener is a mount designed for motorcycles that stabilises and shields smartphones. It features a dual-chassis sway system made of precision-engineered silicone grommets to absorb vibrations less than 90% of the high frequency vibrations that motorcycles cause.

Designing the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener

For the Quad Lock team, the first process in creating this Quad Lock Vibration Dampener is to design an algorithm that could continually recreate the real-world sound of an automobile. To do so the team looked at user’s riding patterns along with patterns of riding and worked with experts in vibration to create a test method.

This was a method that allowed to the Quad Lock Team to develop designs that target specific frequencies. The design that eventually became what was eventually the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener went through rigorous performance tests, with the final design being extensively tested by end-users.

Overcoming validation challenges

For the purpose of gathering feedback and then quickly integrate it into design iterations The Quad Lock team needed to develop physical components that could be used on test rigs and real-world applications, opening the door to 3D printing technology – specifically the Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker 3 Ultimaker 3 Ultimaker 2+.

The Quad Lock Thailand Vibration Dampener’s product development process comprised two main phases: rapid conceptualization and testing in real-world conditions. More than 100 iterations of the concept were made in each test, such as the impact of dimensional adjustments as well as clearances and durometers.

The high turnover rate enabled the team to get feedback, then implement it and then create the next version efficiently and cheaply as possible – with multiple iterations sometimes being produced within a single day.

These designs were durable enough to endure hours of testing on a vibration test rig, and the team also gathered important feedback and information. The team’s spirit and motivation high and allowed them to streamline their production processes, which saved time and money.

A design that is fully embedded process

In the present, Quad Lock’s production facility is responsible to distribute products to millions of customers across the world. The technology of additive manufacturing is now integrated into Quad Lock’s design, prototyping and production processes. This is very beneficial for the business as it broadens its product line that includes mounting solutions for vehicles, runners, and even walls inside houses or offices.

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