We’re finally writing about a tablet other than one made by Samsung or Apple! The Asus Zenpad S 8 tablet was released roughly a year ago. It’s a fraction of the price of most current Apple and Samsung tablets. An economically priced tablet with good performance.
The Asus Zenpad S 8 has an 8″ display similar to an Apple iPad Mini. A 5MP rear camera and 8MP rear camera makes for good video conferencing and photos that don’t require extreme detail. Running Android 5.0 and sporting a Quad-core processor, this tablet will provide good performance for most apps.
Before selecting a mount, be aware of the measurements of the Asus Zenpad S 8. This tablet is similar in size to an Apple iPad Mini measuring 8 x 5.3 x 0.26 inches. These measurements are critical to select the right mount. There aren’t any custom cradles that we know of for the Asus Zenpad S 8, so you will need to select a mount with a universal cradle. Be sure it will open wide enough to fit this tablet. Adding a case is always recommended to keep your tablet safe so be sure to add the dimensions of the case or skin into your size calculation.
Now on the mounts. Tablets ara a bit more difficult to mount versus a GPS or smartphone. A tablet is larger than other devices so you may not want to mount it on your windshield, which is typical for a smartphone or GPS. A large tablet can take up valuable real estate and block more of your view.
If you really want to mount the Asus Zenpad S 8 on your windshield, select a mount that is long so as not to block your view. the Arkon Extendable Midsize Tablet Mount is a good selection for the car or truck. The cradle is spring-loaded and expands to hold your Asus Zenpad S 8 with or without a case or skin. The mount features a metal arm that extends from 14.5 to 18.5 inches. The holder rotates 360 degrees so the tablet can be in portrait or landscape mode. Lots of room between the tablet and windshield. The suction cup features a vacuum lock to maintain a secure connection. The metal arm will keep the tablet very stable when driving.
A spare cup holder is a great place to mount a tablet. If your cup holder is smaller than a 7-Eleven Big Gulp, most cup holder bases will fit fine. The iKross Tablet and Cell Phone Cup Holder Mount is one we have recommended for a long time. There are a few advantages with this mount. It comes with two cradles. One will fit your tablet and a smaller cradle to fit a smartphone. The tablet cradle expands from 7 to 10.2 inches. The cradle can swivel 360 degrees into either orientation. The mount has a 10-inch arm that can be adjusted at the base and tip. These mounts will fit cup holders up to 3.75 inches.
What about for home? Ever do a video conference while the other person is holding their device? Nothing worse than shaky video. Use a mount versus holding the tablet with your hands.
A clamp mount is great for attaching your ASUS Zenpad S 8.0 to a table, desk or chair. Consider The Joy Factory Unite Universal Carbon C-Clamp Mount for Tablets which features a cradle that accommodates tablets with 7″ to 11″ displays. The mount uses a 6″ carbon fiber arm with a ball and socket connection for adjusting the angle. As delivered, the clamp opens to 1.67 inches to fit most spherical or flat surfaces. If you need the clamp to open wider than 1.67 inches, it can be extended by unscrewing the bottom of the clamp and re-attaching to relocation holes located further down on the top part of the clamp.
The CTA Digital Floor Stand for Tablets is an adjustable mount for using your tablet at home. A hands-free home mount is useful if using your tablet in the kitchen for recipes, living room for video conferencing or bedroom for watching videos. This beats laying down with the tablet sitting upright on your chest. This stand includes an adjustable cradle that opens from 6 to 8 inches which means that it will hold your Asus Zenpad S 8 tablet from the short sides (landscape). The cradle can rotate so you can use it in landscape or portrait mode. The overall height is adjustable from approximately 3.5 to 4.6 feet with a flexible 15 inch steel gooseneck. This is going to fit the 9.7″ tablet real well and the smaller 8.0″ if it has a thick case or skin.
Coupling a good mount with your Asus Zenpad S 8 will improve the usability to your device. Keeping your tablet on your lap while driving never works well and holding it while watching a movie gets tiring real quickly.