Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Mercedes-Benz GLK350

I was able to get a look inside a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 the other day.  I instantly snap into MountGuys Labs mode to figure out what mounts will work. A photo of the interior of a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 accompanies this article.  It’s a fairly compact interior and finding good mounting locations was unexpectedly difficult.  So let’s see what’s going to work. My first choice for phone mounts goes to the windshield.  Nothing freakish about the windshield slope.  Not like my Nissan Murano. My recommendation for the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 windshield mount is the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount.  The suction mount features … Read more…

Airplane Passenger Seat Mounts for iPads and Tablets

So I’m on my way to Florida on a United Airlines flight when panic sets in.  There’s no DirecTV or WiFi.  Out of the thousands of planes that United Airlines has in their fleet, I got stuck on the one without any entertainment installed.  I can’t possibly talk to my wife this long and my iPhone doesn’t have any games or movies installed.  This is going to be the most boring three hours of my life.  This is how I discovered the necessity for good airplane passenger seat mounts. If only I was better prepared.  I vowed to never let this … Read more…

Phone and Tablet Mounts for Live Streaming and Live Video

Seems like everyone with anything good to say is out on one of the social media live streaming platforms.  Facebook Live, Busker and Periscope (owned by Twitter) have emerged as three of the top platforms for live streaming.  For those unfamiliar with this form of social media, it’s all done using an app on a smartphone or tablet. The use of a good phone or tablet mount makes for a better broadcast.  Why?  Ever do Facetime while the other person is holding their phone or tablet?  It feels like a fishing trip that went wrong.  The shaking on the other … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Nissan Murano

I recently purchased a 2016 Nissan Murano SL.  Hooray for me.  You should not be surprised to know that one of the first things I wanted to do was mount my smartphone in my Murano.  Turns out it wasn’t as simple as it had been in other cars I have owned.  So here I am writing an article to help other Nissan Murano owners looking to mount a cell phone, tablet or GPS in their car. The Nissan Murano is a great looking car on the exterior and interior.  It’s unlike anything I ever encountered.  Not an ounce of wood … Read more…

Car and Truck Cup Holder Tablet Mounts

Car and truck cup holder tablet mounts have some unique requirements versus those made for a cell phone or GPS.  They need to be able to hold a heavier device so need to seat themselves more securely within the cup holder.  Cup holder tablet mounts also need to extend themselves higher than ones made for smaller devices.  In other words, cup holder tablet mounts need a longer neck to accommodate the larger size of a tablet.  Especially when you start looking at cup holder tablet mounts for devices as large as an Apple iPad Pro. A cup holder is a … Read more…

Tablet Mounts and Stands for Kiosks and Point of Sale

I’m seeing a rapid deployment of tablets for commercial use and decided it was time for an article about tablet mounts for kiosks and point of sale applications.  The use of tablets in commercial retail settings vary from employee use for checkout (Apple Store), placing dessert orders (Chili’s) to placing order at mall kiosks. An everyday home mount for a tablet isn’t going to cut it in a commercial setting.  A mount or stand for a kiosk or point of sale has some important characteristics.  First and foremost, it needs to be easily accessible to the user, likely the customer. … Read more…