TAIPEI, TAIWAN — March 7, 2012 — BioLogic, a specialist in urban cycling gear, today unveiled its Bike Mount for Android, a weatherproof case for Android-based smartphones that can mount to bicycles.
“The tremendous growth in smartphone use has revolutionized the way we work and play, and this includes how we ride,” stated Kevin Chan, project manager for BioLogic. “Our Bike Mount for iPhone allowed people to use their iPhones on their bike as a powerful cycling computer and we wanted to give this ability to Android users as well. There are a lot of free and paid cycling apps for Android smartphones but no really good way to mount one to a bike. Our product not only securely attaches your phone to a bike, but also protects it against weather, sweat, grime, and shock.”
The BioLogic Bike Mount for Android mounts an Android phone to a bike so riders can use GPS and an appropriate app on the phone to track speed, position, or distance traveled, while riding. The Bike Mount is a weatherproof hard-shell case with a welded touch-sensitive membrane so the phone is completely protected from the weather but still fully functional. The case features a clear protected opening on the back for the taking of video or pictures while riding and is sealed shut with a dual double-pivot lock system.
The Bike Mount can pivot 360° so a phone can be used in portrait or landscape modes and comes with a mounting bracket that fits handlebars or stems with a diameter of 38 mm (1.5”) or smaller. Despite the variety of form factors of Android smartphones, the Bike Mount for Android has been designed with an interchangeable inner liner that fits the specific dimensions of a particular model perfectly — allowing full access to power buttons, touch screens, and cameras — while providing protection against shock.
The Bike Mount for Android is compatible with the most popular Android-based phones currently on the market using the appropriate silicone Bike Mount for Android Liner. Four versions of the liner are now available and future versions are planned to include other models as demand for them increases or new versions are released.
Phones that are compatible with currently available liners include:
- Samsung Galaxy SII
- HTC Desire HD / HTC EVO 4G / HTC Inspire 4G
- Samsung Galaxy S / LG Optimus 2X
- HTC Sensation
The Bike Mount for Android and individual Bike Mount for Android Liners are sold separately and will be available at select bicycle retailers worldwide and through the BioLogic Online Store at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$45 (€45) and US$10 (€10), respectively.