A hands-free phone holder that mounts on your wrist has been targeted for a lot of active uses, including motorcycle riders.
The Wrist Rack has exceeded its crowd-funding goal of $US10,000 by almost double with 10 days to go, so it is likely to go into production at $US259 (about $A346) with shipping from June 2017.
Many riders now use their smartphones for a variety of reasons while riding, including as GPS units.
Some mount them on their bike’s handlebars, but now this option allows them to have the phone screen a little closer.
No doubt many will raise concerns about the safety aspect of the phone being on your arm and diverting attention from the road.
Others may find it is more handy to have it easily accessible.
We wouldn’t recommend accessing the phone while riding.
However, if the phone rings or you receive a text message and you pull over to answer/read it, the Wrist Rack would make it easily accessible without having to dig into your jacket pocket.
It can be worn on the inside or outside of your arm and the phone can quickly slide out to take a photo or a call.
It fits most phone types and wrist sizes with adjustable straps.
Inside the Wrist Rack are pouches to take credit cards, cash, a spare key or a card carrying your medical details in case of emergency.
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Most phone manufacturers say a phone should be at least 5mm from your skin. Wrist Rack keeps the phone 6mm away and is working on improved insulation.
It is hand made in North America with cow leather and comes in various colours and the phone attachment is replaceable in case you change your phone.