Tablet Mounts for Trucks and Rigs

Today’s topic is tablet mounts for trucks and rigs.  Mounting a device in a truck has unique requirements that differ from placing it in a car.  A truck has a much deeper reach to the windshield so a basic suction cup mount will prove to be inconvenient.  Most car mounts that are sold for tablets are a few inches long and will not suffice for use in a truck.  It’s difficult for a truck driver to reach forward that far so a suction mount that’s really long is what’s needed.  I have also found that truckers are more receptive to bolting a … Read more…

Tablet Floor Stands and Table Mounts

I was recently doing a Facetime conversation with a relative on my Apple iPad which went on for almost an hour.  Holding your tablet for an hour in a position where the other person can see you during a video conversation isn’t as easy as you may think.  Your arm gets tired.  Real tired.  Using a tablet stand for this purpose accomplishes two feats.  First, the arm fatigue is eliminated.  Secondly, by placing the tablet further away, you have more freedom to move around without leaving the visibility of the camera and person you are speaking with.  Most tablet stands … Read more…

Car Cup Holder Mounts

It still amazes me how many cup holders exist in today’s cars. I have an SUV. There are two in the front middle, one in each of the four doors, two more embedded into the rear seat armrest and another two in the back where I have a third seat that we used once just to see what it felt like to sit in it. That’s ten cup holders. Who drinks that much water? Using one (or more) to mount your phone, tablet, satellite radio or GPS seems like the logical thing to do. A cup holder mount typically consists … Read more…

How to Mount a Tablet to a Wall

I recently read that 5% of all cable TV subscribers had cut the cord.  They were using services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or Amazon Prime to watch their favorite TV shows.  Typically using a tablet of smartphone to do this, it gets tricky to share the device when you watching it with another person.  It also gets tiring to hold your device for the duration of an entire TV show or movie.  Like your flat screen TV, what if you could mount the tablet to your living room or bedroom wall?  In this article, we will show you how to … Read more…

Aviation Apps and Mounts for Pilots

Digital Charts.  Each day, apps are developed that make tablets even more useful.  Finally, a way to remove the burden of carrying a phonebook of paper charts.  Your iPad or Android tablet can function quite nicely with the advent of digital charts.  Applications like ForeFlight Mobile is free to download but then prepare to fork over $75 – $150 per year for digital chart subscriptions.  You can also use your tablet for weather reporting, check lists, and for email if stuck on the ground. While I am not an expert on aviation, I have thrown up on many small planes, so … Read more…

Keeping the Glare Off

We receive a lot of questions about glare especially on GPS units and tablets.  For GPS units, glare can be a real problem when used on the car windshield or motorcycle.  While we aren’t aware of any GPS units that use an anti glare surface, we wonder why they don’t.  For some reason it seems like the glare on TomTom GPS units are the worst.  At least, that’s what our readers tell us.  Garmin also has a similar issue but not as bad as TomTom.  We get a lot of inquiries from iPad users.  That glossy touchscreen doesn’t help at all when … Read more…