I have found it to be tricky, meaning that it can be a little fidgety as far as placement on the pad, but it works.How is the Quadlock case for wireless charging? I have several phones and tablets - all using wireless chargers at home and the office. Friends and coworkers often put their phones on them - and a few cases don't work well even though they aren't thicker than others.
I went through this for six months. Went through 4 Pixel 2 XLs and Google thought I was crazy. Kept getting "hardware failure. Camera has stopped" with black screens after riding for a couple hours with the phone on the X grip. Switched to a Note 9 and the same thing happened to the camera when I read about optical image stabilization breaks in the phone from heavy vibration. It is a huge bummer.What kind of phone do you use with that Quadlock setup? I find it doesn't seem to play well with the iPhone X. It keeps destroying the image stabilization. I have been in for 4 camera replacements already. The tone at the Genious Bar has gone from "It is rare, but it occasionally happens," to "It should work fine with the Quadlock" to "We don't recommend you use it with the Quadlock anymore."
Here is a sample of what it eventually does after just a few rides....
I never had the issue with the RAM X-Mount, but I think it is because the X-Mount setup does a better job of absorbing vibration than the Quadlock. I also think the Quadlock is maybe fine for road use, but not off?
I just switched from the iPhone X to a Samsung Galaxy S10+, but I am hesitant to give the Quadlock another shot. Not sure if it is more a Quadlock can't absorb the vibrations issue or the iPhone X camera is crap for durability issue. But I don't want to risk screwing up the Galaxy S10+ camera the same way.
Rockform also makes some nice cases and motorcycling mounts, similar to Quadlock, but they have their own bar, perch and fork clamp mounts that don't require the Ram Ball.
That will be a tough find these days, especially among the flagship models. They all have 3 and 4 cameras with OIS, etc. Perhaps one of the "gaming phones" such as the Asus ROG 2, but even that might. I still have on older iPhone 6s I may designate just for use on the bike since it only has DIS (Digital Image Stabilization) and not OISMy next phone will not have OIS.
This is what happens when an iPhone X breaks. Offroad is where it seems most vulnerable and using the Quadlock (for me) not the X-Mount. I think maybe the arms of the X-mount maybe buffers the vibration better than the more solid Quadlock mount? In any case, I have had 4 camera failures while trying to use the Quadlock mount and so far none with the X-Mount. Maybe just lucky with the X-Mount, I am not sure. I have used the X-Mount in the past but switched to a Quadlock last year thinking the quick 1/4 turn and release would be more convenient.Hmmmm - it's worth knowing about this issue (breaking phones), but I have been using an X-mount on the handlebars holding first an iphone 7 plus and now an iphone 8 plus for about 18 months in which time I have done 32k miles. So far I haven't had a problem. I don't take mine off road, but I bought another X-mount for my hybrid push bike on which I have done 2000miles in a year quite a lot off road on bad tracks. I think (hope) that mounting the Xmount on the handlebars is reasonably safe. I decided not to use the high mount in the screen even with Vlad's screen brace as the phone rattled around very violently even on tarmac.
I received my RAM X-Grip assembly today and I can tell I am just going to love this product.Well, I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+, it’s 6 3/8 in. x 3 in.
And it fits perfectly and securely in my “RAM Tough-Claw Mount with Universal X-Grip Large Phone Cradle for Plus Sized Phones.” Ram Mounts says it holds devices 1.75” to 4.5” wide and fits rails 0.625” – 1.5”.
It holds my phone securely. And it clamps to my handlebar very securely with a big finger turn screw and goes on and comes off easily—no tools or bolts, etc. I can’t imagine the clamp coming loose even in the roughest riding—you can really torque it down very tight. And the underside has rubber pads so it doesn’t mark up the handlebar in any way.
I only use the additional rubber harness when off-road, but probably don’t really even need it there. The spring-loaded “X-grip” is pretty tight all by itself and I've had no problems with my phone moving around while riding. And I never go anywhere without my phone in its cradle—I use it to open and close the garage door, text while riding, etc. ?
I've seen complaints of the grip messing with your volume control, but I find it easy to position my phone so that doesn’t happen with the phone still being well centered and secure.
I've had mine almost from the beginning and have had zero problems. I like that I can move the position of the mount if I want or need to—quickly and easily. But I pretty much leave it just to the left of my handlebar mounts.