Sometimes, you really need to make an important Skype call when you’re on the go. Or you want to use your bike as a giant (and slightly unwieldy) â€œtripodâ€ for your camera. At these times, what you need is Photojojo’s Bikepod
The aluminum and cork clamp looks good enough to leave on your bike all the time, even a vintage, lugged-steel framed racing bike. But of course that would be a bad idea, and so the Bikepod fastens to your handlebars with a quick-release clamp, which also makes it easily adjustable.
The top of the Bikepod ($ 25) uses a standard tripod screw to hold a small camera, or you can opt for the version which comes with a universal cellphone clamp ($ 45). This neat flat-folding holder also works as a desk stand.
I bought myself a very cheap iPhone handlebar mount from Amazon, and when it arrived I actually wondered why on Earth I might need it. My phone sits in my handlebar bag as I ride, and I have a Garmin EDGE 500 computer for GPS tracking, so I wonder what the point is (and yes, I know I should have though of this before ordering the mount).
But now I know: Action photos, in-ride Skype calls and a great way to catch car drivers being all dangerous.