Quad Lock wireless charging head

Quad Lock adds wireless phone charger

Wireless charging is now available with the Aussie invention, Quad Lock, so you can more conveniently mount your phone on your bike and charge it on the run. Quad Lock already has a $A44.95 charging accessory, but you need to plug in a USB cable which is a little messy and time consuming (like about …

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PicTrax: Ride, shoot, upload and earn!

Riders visiting swap meets, race events, their favourite cafe or just out riding scenic roads, can now earn money by taking a few photos on their mobile phones and uploading to free app PicTrax. The Australian designed and developed photography app is creating a national catalogue of great mobile phone shots. Not only that, it …

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X2 phone mount

X2 motorcycle phone mount has power

This universal X2 phone mount comes with power attachment at just $36, including postage. Many motorcycle and scooter riders now use their phone rather than a GPS to navigate, but most phone mounts won’t power your phone or electronic device. However, the X2 will keep you powered up all day long. It will fit just …

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Will 5G networks make riding safer?

5G phone networks may make autonomous driving and vehicle sensors more sensitive and reliable, but will the faster networks also increase driver distractions? A Spanish automotive company has demonstrated how 5G capability will improve inter-vehicle communication to detect vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists. Ficosa used Barcelona’s 5G network to demonstrate its Bitax telematic platform …

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Neckmike Case

Neckmike headset suits motorcyclists

The new Neckmike headset should resolve the two biggest problems with wearing earphones connected to your phone when riding. (UPDATE: While Neckmike’s Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign was cancelled after attracting $A7540 of their goal of $38,123, they have formed a new Tactical Hedsets company and have mailed us a unit for testing, so stay tuned! The microphones supplied with most …

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action photos

Adding action to your motorbike photos

Motorcycles are about action, yet we rarely see any motorbikes in motion in Facebook photos. I’m getting a bit tired of the same old photos of motorcycles in car parks or parked outside cafes. The proliferation of these is probably because we are too busy riding and having fun to stop and think about taking …

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BMW phone cradle app

Will phones replace bike instruments?

Smart phones are adding functionality to riding, replacing GPS units and even motorcycle instruments with their own accurate accelerometers and other useful apps. Now BMW Motorrad has designed a handlebar cradle suitable for phones up to 15cm that swivels for horizontal or upright format. It will arrive in Australia this month (July 2016) at $300.  The …

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gizmos Zeiss Exolens iPhone 6 lenses

Watch, lenses, bike tracker gizmos

Most motorcycle riders love their gizmos, so today we present three more that we think will interest you: a watch, lenses for your iPhone 6 camera and a GPS bike tracker to prevent theft.  TRACKER Unfortunately, bike theft is rampant, but you can help locate a stolen bike with a GPS tracker. MBW reader Gene Ramos …

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Belt buckle charges phone while riding

Charging your phone while out riding has usually meant plugging it into a 12V outlet on your bike or carrying one of those bulky portable chargers in your jacket pocket or tank bag. The Xoo Phone-Charging Belt makes it convenient to keep your phone charged up while on your body. A small charger cable runs from …

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Aprilia joins forces with Skully

Aprilia goes hi-tech with HUD

Aprilia has just made a couple of hi-tech leaps into the future where the bike talks to your helmet and phone. The Italian motorcycle company has announced a collaboration with American helmet company Skully who are releasing the world’s first commercially available helmet with head-up display and has developed Aprilia Multimedia Platform (aMP) which connects …

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