Mounting a Phone or Tablet on a Planet Fitness Recumbent Bike

While there is nothing more boring than using a treadmill, a Planet Fitness recumbent bike is a close second.  In fact, it might be a tie. Sure, there are about twenty televisions to watch but that may not work out well for a few reasons.  First, is that you need a corded headset to plug into the Planet Fitness recumbent bike.  Pedaling a Planet Fitness recumbent bike can become a challenge with a cable hanging from the port under the display.  Additionally, and just as obvious, you might not want to watch television.  Perhaps you want to watch YouTube or a podcast. … Read more

Using a Dash Disk to Attach a Suction Cup Mount to the Car Dashboard

The most popular mount for attaching small to midsize devices in a vehicle remains a suction cup.  A suction cup attaches to practically any surface that is smooth, non-porous and flat.  The problem is that a dashboard is seldom smooth and non-porous.  Sometimes it isn’t even flat.  That’s where a dash disk comes in. A dash disk provides a smooth non-porous surface for a suction cup to attach.  One side of the dash disk attaches to a car or truck dashboard.  The other side is smooth, just like a windshield. Using a dash disk with a suction mount allows you … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Back from the drawing board, Samsung has re-introduced their latest and greatest phablet.  The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is big and fast with a great display.  Today, we look at car and motorcycle mounts for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a giant phone.  The 6.4 inch diagonally measured display is about the largest available.  The dimensions are a bit interesting.  It’s not much wider than phones with a smaller display but is taller than most.  The Motorola Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measures in at 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

With every iteration of the Apple iPhone, we publish an article aimed at providing guidance on some of the better car and motorcycle mounts on the market.  So here’s our latest article on a selection that will fit the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. First let’s check the dimensions as we’ll need that to select the right mount.  Dimensions have not changed too much.  Sporting a 4.7 inch diagonally measured screen, the Apple iPhone 8 measures 5.45 inches tall by 2.65 inches wide by .29 inches deep.  The weight is 5.22 ounces. The larger iPhone 8 Plus checks in … Read more

A Wall or Window Shelf for Nest Cam and Other Home Security Cameras

Many owners of Nest Cam and similar home security cameras see value in using the device for outdoor monitoring.  Sure, you could buy an outdoor home security camera, but there are challenges with finding power and worries about security of the camera.  That’s where using the camera behind a window come in.  We look at a good solution for this situation which is a window shelf for Nest Cam or other similarly shaped home camera. The photo that accompanies this article is the ElHook Stick-On Nest Cam Security Video Wall Mount.  As you can see, it’s a handy way to perch … Read more

Wheelchair Apple iPad Mounts and Holders

I recently had to visit a patient in a rehabilitation center and noted several residents with an Apple iPad and other tablets on their laps.  I suspect this isn’t the greatest arrangement for them and the tablet often gets lost or drops off their laps.  So based on this, I decided to write this article to recommend some wheelchair Apple iPad mounts. Although there are a few exceptions, most wheelchairs are built similarly.  They are constructed of metal circular bars with padding added to the armrest.  The diameter of the round bars are typically in the .75 to 1.25 inch … Read more