When to Use the RAM® X-Grip® Tether to Secure Your DeviceBy Bryden McGrath
August 25, 2017
The X-Grip is one of our most popular products and is trusted by users around the world. But one of the questions we get most often is “When should I use the tether?”
The short answer is that you should use the tether for outdoor applications — where excessive wind and G-force could cause movement of the device within the X-Grip cradle — and whenever you feel the need to secure your device further.
However, there’s always a little gray area. That’s where the experts from MotoGeo come in with their review, along with some more suggestions for when to use the X-Grip tether:
RAM Mounts X-Grip Tether / MotoGeo Review
For this next gear review, we’re here to talk about the tether – that’s this little rubber piece that comes with the X-Grip from RAM Mounts.
Now quite a few people have been writing into us [and asking] “When should we use this tether? And when not to?” So we’re here to answer a few of your questions.
If you’re riding a motorcycle, I would say use the tether at all times – especially one with an open cockpit. If you’re [driving at] high speeds, use the tether. If you’re going trail riding or off road, use the tether. It just secures your device to the X-Grip even further so you have total peace of mind while out on the road.
Now, you can put the X-Grip inside a vehicle since there are those options from RAM Mounts. So if you’re traveling inside a vehicle with a car or a truck or whatever – and you’re just on the normal freeway – you’re not going to need the tether at all. But if you turn off the freeway and you’re going to get off road and it’s going to get bumpy, then secure your device with the tether.
So in a nutshell, if you want to secure your device even further, use the tether.