German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad have finally released their Smartphone Cradle Clutch and Chrome previewed in October 2015. This new motorcycle accessory can accommodate smartphones up to a size of 5 inches quickly and safely to the handlebar clamps for optimum rider’s readability and handling. Alternatively in horizontal or upright format, exactly as the rider prefers.
Installed in a robust plastic hardcase BMW Motorrad promises the smartphone is not only perfectly protected against dust and water, but offers best possible readability, too, thanks to an antireflection flex foil see-through vision panel.
Power supply is courtesy of the onboard socket, which is an additional special accessory. Charging is done via micro-USB or, if available, the wireless way according to Qi standards. It should be noted, in this connection the necessary energy transmission is done by electromagnetic induction.
Regardless of which method is used, a light-emitting diode informs about the charging state.
An anti-slip, vibration and shock impeding gel pad shelf ensures a safe and careful installation as well as warmth draining for the smartphone while riding.
Mounting the smartphone cradle works by using the BMW Motorrad Navigator holder, which is sold separately with price varying based on the motorcycle model. Price for the additional accessory starts at 65 Euros which converts to $72.
The BMW Motorrad Smartphone Cradle itself carries a price of 195 Euros which converts to $216.
Of course shipping handling and where the items are being bought will affect price.