Fine craftsmanship blended with clever engineering. Works perfect…. Thank you!
Isolate vibration very significantly
It’s super well-made, but one observation: the phone moves around a LOT, more than I’d like.
I understand this is how the vibration damping works, but it’s a bit much.
The fuctionality of this device is amazing. I put it on my 2007 ZX-10R with a fork stem RAM ball, RAM short connector, and the RAM claw phone mount, and no matter what revs the motor is at (and it's a buzzy motor!) none of it can be felt on the phone, and I would feel it before all the times. At a basic, "does this work as advertised?" I give it, without question, full marks without thinking twice. Also need to add, emails to Hondo before purchase were returned VERY quickly. A+ customer service, and I would 100% like to give these folks more of my money going forwards. I will doubt I will be buying any more RAM products for anything that I can buy Hondo for instead.
So why a 4 star, and not a 5 star review?
* It adds a ton of height to the phone mount. Probably can't be helped, though. But it puts the phone in a much-higher position, when I want it down and out of the way.
* The design does an amazing job at dampening (dare I say eliminating?) vibrations, but the nature of the design is that the wires will flex a bit, and as a result, doing things like pushing buttons on the side of the phone, using the touch screen, etc. sometimes move the phone around. It's not a dealbreaker, but it's annoying. Maybe the wire stiffness can be refined to solve that, while still doing its job?
* The mounting hole patterns don't match the RAM stuff. I know it's some sort of standard, and I was able to make it work by rotating it 30 degrees, but it was a bit of a stretch for everything to like up properly, and it looks weird being at this angle. I wish there was an option for a mounting plate that matched RAM's very basic 2 hole pattern, or if that pattern was also built-in.
As you can see, none of these are major issues, it's mostly small quality of life things. None of them take away from the fact that I think this does an awesome job at what I bought it for (eliminating vibrations to my phone so my camera doesn't get killed!), and for that it's a 5 star product. If none of these things will impact you at all, it will be 5 stars for you too.
The new Buzz-Kill look and installed very easily. The new larger platform and stability seem to be much improved.