Attaching your iPhone or Tablet to a Tripod or Monopod

Doesn’t your arm get tired after holding it in place during a Facetime conversation?  I have been known to eventually forget that I’m on a video chat and the tablet eventually takes a nice picture of my ceiling while I am talking.  Coupling an inexpensive tripod with a mount for your phone or tablet is an excellent remedy to this problem.  We find the same problems come up when watching a movie or TV show on your device.  I mean how long can you possible hold a tablet?  Lastly, many phones do not have image stabilization technology and this is what … Read more

Marine Electronics Mounting Accessories for Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird

Ahoy.  Have a Fishfinder, Chartplotter or GPS and the stock mounting bracket isn’t cutting it?  Common problem. Most marine electronics are larger than your typical GPS unit and coupled with the unique requirements of using your device on a boat, a need for something larger and more flexible than a flush mount might be required.  You want that mount to be rugged and resistant to the elements.  Many aftermarket mounts couple with your current bracket to add a more secure grasp to your device while allowing it to be moved to a more convenient location, often closer to the user or even … Read more

Extending your AT&T Cisco 3G MicroCell

Have lousy AT&T reception in your home or office?  Get an AT&T Microcell Wireless Cell Signal Booster Tower Antenna.  Want even better reception?  Add an external antenna. These work real well in that they act as a repeater taking in the cell signal then re-transmitting within your building.  The issue is that the deeper within your building you place this extender, the further it is from your window and less likely it is to receive a GPS signal.  In order to receive a GPS signal, the GPS antenna must be able to see the sky where the satellites are present.  No sky, … Read more

Mounting a Videocam or Camera in your Car

You would be surprised at the number of people that would like to use their camera in the car.  With the introduction of cheap easy to use portable video cameras, everyone can shoot a video quickly and inexpensively.  Why use it in your car?  It’s especially popular for family trips.  Driving in the mountains or peeping leaves?  Shoot a video.  Driving next to the ocean?  Shoot a video.  Well you get the drift.  There is also a growing interest in dash cameras for purposes of documenting what the person in front of you is doing.  Comes in handy for accidents … Read more

Mounting a Radar Detector Anywhere BUT the Windshield

Did you know that in some states it is illegal to have anything stuck on your windshield?  It you are in California or Minnesota and we hear it is starting in Florida, you will receive a ticket for having it attached to your windshield and you can read more about that here.  They don’t mind you having the detector, it’s where you put it.  Although, be aware, some states do mind if you have one of these, so be careful that you are using a detector where it is legal. While we find some radar detector manufacturers (like Escort) typically … Read more

Using EZ-Pass M-Tag IPASS or Smart-Tag on a Motorcycle

Not every state has toll roads, but for those that do, the EZ-Pass, M-Tag, IPASS or Smart-Tag is a huge time saver.  For those unfamiliar with this technology, it’s a small box that allows you to drive through the toll instead of sitting in long lines waiting to drop quarters into a bucket or hand dollars to a collector.  The box emits a signal that is picked up as you drive through the toll which is equipped with a reader.  Normally, you get a discount when using these versus cash.  You load them up with credits ahead of time and then … Read more