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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:21 am 
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What kind of cases do you have for your iPhones to make them tough enough for training rides? Been thinking of using my old iP4 as a training phone, but I guess it will not live for a week in the wet jersey pocket without a good case.

I am not going to use the phone during my rides very much, perhaps just a photo every now and then. I will not run any training apps on the phone either during the ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:11 am 
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Ziplock sandwich bag.

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I am not going to use the phone during my rides very much, perhaps just a photo every now and then. I will not run any training apps on the phone either during the ride.

Then you might consider a $30 Nokia.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:31 pm 
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That Nokia... I've seen $50 iphone cases... And the iphone is too big for a training phone.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Lifeproof case. It is waterproof to about 6'....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:06 pm 
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We have these small zip loc bags with an actual zipper from BMC in our shop that we give away to customers. Works like a charm!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:10 pm 
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I second the Lifeproof case :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Lifeproof for that occasional diversion into a river. :lol: :smartass:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:12 pm 
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I use mine a lot (until I switched to the iPhone 5) and will probably get one for the 5 soon. Maybe a bit of overkill, but better safe than sorry!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:30 pm 
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eBay->search waterproof iphone case->buy cheapest


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Simple Ziplock sandwich bag does the trick.

Been carrying my phone while riding for years without issue. iPhone 3g, Nexus One, iPhone 4s.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:46 am 
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Another vote for ziplock bags.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:05 pm 
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I am strangely proud of the fact that i destroyed a Blackberry on a rainy, freezing climb up Hautacam. Tiny ziplock bags ever since!


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Clingfilm.

Seals it from moisture, still allows the phone to be used AND it is almost weightless!


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+1 for the sandwich bag.

I also find that it reduces wind noise when you talk on the phone.


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