Using Tablet Car Mounts
Tablet car mounts increase the safety and efficiency of using your favorite electronic device while you're on the go. Mounts installed in the front facilitate hands-free use while driving. With a holder, you can use your tablet's built-in map application to get you where you need to go, without the distraction of looking up and down at your device. Passengers in the back benefit from tablet mounts which allow them to watch movies and videos. Aside from making tablets more convenient to use, mounts also protect your investment by reducing the chance of your tablet sliding off a seat, hitting the floor and cracking, if you come to an abrupt stop. Once you grow accustomed to using a holder, you may find yourself wanting a table tabletop stand for your house as well.
What's the Easiest Style of Tablet Car Mount to Install?
Cup holder tablet mounts are quick and easy to install. They don't require hardware or drilling, and won't leave permanent marks. You might consider this style if you have an automatic car, with cup holders relatively far forward on the console. Models with a fixed arm are ideal for smaller vehicles. If you drive a truck, SUV, or minivan, you might consider purchasing a holder with an extendable arm, to prevent your tablet from resting too far below eye level. If you're traveling with people in the back seat, especially children, another easy-to-install option is a tablet headrest mount. These styles generally install in just minutes using clamps or straps. Whichever option you choose, don't forget to bring along the right tablet accessories, such as a power adapter to ensure you stay powered up while you're on the road.
Floor-Mounted Tablet Holders
If you don't have cup holders, or they won't work for your application, floor-mounted tablet holders are another option. Some designs offer you two mounting choices: You can clamp your holder onto the passenger seat rail, or you can actually bolt it to the floor. This style of holder is ideal if you use your car as an office while you're on the go. However, it's not a good idea if you frequently have front seat passengers, as some holders can limit your passenger's ability to move the seat, and you might have to encroach on your passenger's personal space to use your tablet. Should this option be the right choice for you, consider also purchasing a tablet peripheral such as a stylus or keyboard, to increase your productivity if you frequently conduct business in your car.
What Sizes Can Tablet Holders for Cars Hold?
You can find universal tablet holders for cars that can accommodate both 7- and 10-inch tablets. Some models let you move the casing to create a firm grip on your electronic device. Others require you to mount a piece of hardware on the back of your tablet; simply mount the hardware on the back of the device you want to attach to the holder. This is a useful option if multiple drivers use the vehicle.
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