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Weather Proof Smart Phone Holder

I took a cheap Wal-Mart brand knock off otter box, one of the cheapest Ram mounts I could find and Speedy's GPS Mount to make a water resistant holder.

While I was at it I borrowed an idea from a fellow forum member and made a bracket to to hold my gear position indicator.

I plan on adding power.
I'd like to use a QI wireless charging pad but I think there won't be enough depth in the box.
If I can make it work I won't have to deal with plugging in and unplugging the phone to charge it. Just put in in the box and it's charging.
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Nice job!

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I have been running a setup almost identical for 2 years now. I used a Pelican 1015 case for my iPhone 4s, but I mounted it using an aluminium bracket mounted to my adjustable windshield bracket. For charging, I drilled a large hole, big enough to pass the USB end of the charging cable through. Then sealed it up with a stainless bolt, and a fender washer and rubber washer on both the inside and outside of the case. I had to find a 90 degree charging cable at the phone end that would "plug in" while inside the case.
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Nice job! I bought a cheap handlebar mounted phone holder off ebay. I'm not crazy about the placement of the phone and your set up looks a lot better.

Why did you use the RAM mount? Why not attach the otter box directly to the GPS plate?
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There's a few reasons against directly bolting the box to speedy's GPS mount, although that would be more secure.
The main reason for the ram mount is the box doesn't fit, and this perticula box can't be latched or unlatched if it is secured to a flat surface.
Versility, I can go from vertical to horizontal in a few seconds, attach other ram mount gear, swap out the box for a camera, etc...


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