Stroller Phone Mount: Pokémon Go Gear
Imagine a training season with quick access to sweet tunes and your favorite training app, with your little one in tow. Sometimes the only way to get those workouts in is to bring your kiddos along. The absolute best accessory for your jogging stroller is a phone mount. When the folks over at Tigra contacted me and asked me to test and review their stroller phone mount; my expectations were low, but I was curious. I had already been disappointed by a similar product. A few years back I bought a universal model, it was under $20 from BuyBuy Baby. Well it turned out to be a piece of crap that broke on the second use. Which sucked, because at the time I was training for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. While I don’t currently have any long distance events on the books; I still need to move my ass and the Pokémon Go phenomenon has hit our house like a flash flurry.
I agreed to write the 100% fully honest review as I have declared in my Press Kit, in exchange for the product. I received the Tigra® MountCase II for my iPhone 6 Plus; which includes a stroller mount kit with slim shock-absorbent case and RainGuard. That’s a lot of mumbo jumbo for a three-piece unit: strap on stroller mount, protective phone case, and rain cover. Opening the box was the hardest part of the installation. No tools required. A+ in that department Tigra.
It was “installed” in minutes, and away we went into the scorching Florida heat. For our maiden voyage I pushed mostly on asphalt, then tested it through some grassier wooded areas. The little sucker didn’t budge. It has very little wiggle. My front passenger was also entertained by the music, which means more time and distance on my feet while those little bastard calories burn and sweat fills my bra. It’s July in Florida people. There’s no getting around it.
This summer, the stroller phone mount has served me double duty. I love having access to Runkeeper and blasting my music from the iPhone speaker but it has also made for awesome Pokémon Go hunting gear. I personally, despise video games. It’s just never been my thing. But my kids have a full on addiction to their iProducts. The Pokémon Go app is the perfect opportunity to hit the streets getting back to my workout routine while keeping them interested when I can’t leave them with Dad.
I typically favor a Lifeproof case for my iPhone but I have mostly been using the Tigra case from the stroller phone mount because I’m too lazy to change it back and forth daily. The Tigra mount is just a simple black case with the mount surface on the back. I’m sure the Lifeproof case has added drop protection however, my phone has hit the ground in the Tigra case a few times without any damage. Don’t tell my husband. The rain guard case top is a different story. I used it for 10 seconds. The audio is null with music on in an urban setting. So I store it in my stroller just in case we get caught in a summer shower. The system also score’s extra points for quick removability. With a simple twist your phone is removable from the stroller strap. So you can quickly pop your phone off the stroller and not leave it vulnerable to theft. The quick removal also makes it easy to give the kids turns whacking Poké creatures with the digital ball.
We continued to test the product in some more questionable methods, because . . . why not?! I love a product with multiple uses. The strap also easily fits on the bar in front of my stroller passenger, on bicycle handle bars AND it makes for a super sporty Apple Watch. Kidding, kidding . . . mostly kidding. Okay not kidding we did take turns wearing it on our wrists a little.
We’ve been testing the Tigra® MountCase II all summer and as it turns out have come to rely on it as our favored Pokémon Go gear. I highly recommend the stroller phone mount as it was reasonably priced (about 30 bucks), super easy to install, can be removed quickly, has a tight fit and overall has made our mileage more enjoyable! To find a mount cast to fit your phone, my friends over at Amazon are happy to help!
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