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Re: how to use your iPhone camera on a bike

Ok, solid stuff.
So, you can fix the iPhone on the bike to take pictures or a video.
But the iPhone contact to make a picture or switch the video on doesn't function with your gloves on, does it? You have to push with your bare finger, don't you? So you would have to stop, take of your glove, start recording, put your glove on, start riding to record, stop again, take of your glove, switch off the camera.... What a hassle...

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Ok, solid stuff.
So, you can fix the iPhone on the bike to take pictures or a video.
But the iPhone contact to make a picture or switch the video on doesn't function with your gloves on, does it? You have to push with your bare finger, don't you? So you would have to stop, take of your glove, start recording, put your glove on, start riding to record, stop again, take of your glove, switch off the camera.... What a hassle...
Or you could use one of these. http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Techno.../dp/B004XUMDLW

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Re: how to use your iPhone camera on a bike

They make riding gloves without open fingers and some have fingertips that peel back so you can adjust your helmet / volume controls, GPS and you iPhone. I do not have one, but I think the 4S does use the low volume control to trip the shutter.

A few stitches of metal thread through your glove will conduct static too, you you need to use your finders through your Qwi gloves, or winter glove.

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Re: how to use your iPhone camera on a bike

I can understand using your phone, but would using something like a go-pro camera, not give you better resolution video and screen shots? Riding up at the Dragon recently, I noticed quite a few cars and bikes with them mounted in various places.

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Re: how to use your iPhone camera on a bike

I could not use my iPhone on the bike as it locks the screen and requires to enter a code before being able to take pictures.

The screen lock is enforced by a policy and cannot/should not be bypassed.
The Go-Pro sounds like a better option.

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