Tablet Mounts for Wheelchairs

I had to make several visits to a rehabilitation center last year.  I noticed a few patients getting around in wheelchairs with a tablet in their lap.  It didn’t look easy.  There appeared to be a fine balance between moving the wheelchair forward and not dropping the tablet.  These weren’t powered wheelchairs.  Today we’re talking about tablet mounts for wheelchairs. A good wheelchair mount needs to be able to do a few things right.  First, it needs to be easily installed somewhere on the wheelchair without drilling holes.  I like to use clamp and vice bases for this application. The wheelchair … 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…

Apple iPad Marine Mount Options for Boaters

While I haven’t seen any official statistics yet, I’m fairly certain the integration of mapping and GPS functions into tablets has likely made a dent into the sale of traditional chartplotters and marine GPS units.  Today we look at Apple iPad marine mount options for your vessel. An important decision that needs to be finalized before selecting your Apple iPad marine mount is where you wish to place the tablet.  There are mounts for almost anywhere.  You probably want to keep your Apple iPad somewhere sheltered to keep it dry.  While the mounts might be waterproof, the Apple iPad is … Read more…

Apple iPad and Tablet Living Room Mounts

Large tablets, especially the Apple iPad, have become a central point of entertainment and communications for many people.  That brings us to the topic of today which is Tablet Living Room Mounts. I was recently speaking to a friend who informed me that she doesn’t watch TV any longer.  I asked how she kept up on all the cool TV shows and movies.  She explained that she has a subscription to Hulu and watches the shows on her iPad.  She also explained to me how she lays down and balances her tablet on her legs.  Her idea is good in … Read more…

Finally a Good Desk Mount for your Cool Stuff

Remember when we used to get a newspaper delivered to the house.  This wasn’t too long ago.  Thanks to the internet and tablet computers, the demise of the printed newspaper is underway.  Newspapers that do not have a good internet strategy are becoming extinct.  I remember as a kid many years ago running outside in my pajamas before my neighbor could see me so that I could get the morning paper to read while eating my Captain Crunch.  I did this for many years until I slipped on the ice and fell.  Like any 10-year old kid, I got up … Read more…

Using the Car Headrest for Something Other than your Head

My parents kept cars until they ran into the ground.  I hated having my mother pick me up at high school in a car that should have been retired ten years ago.  The darn thing was so old that it didn’t even have headrests.  I would often stay in school late so that nobody could see me get into the old junker.  I was worried that once I got my driver’s licnse my parents would think it was a good idea to upgrade then give me the antique on wheels.  Thankfully that never happened as the car dies an awful … Read more…