iPad Best car/windshield mount for iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by einmusiker, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    Hello, post some links to what you've found to be the best car mounts for ipad. Thanks!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011

    windshield? unless it is huge car... should it cover half of the windshield?
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Ram mounts. Thank me later.
    I've used one since iPad 1 and its rock solid.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    im getting my mini mounted over my radio I wouldnt an ipad on the window tho its too big and blocks your view. I saw a dude with a full size ipad window mounted in his nissan 350Z. Looked ridiculous.
  6. macrumors G5


    Aug 17, 2007
    In some states mounting on your windshield even a small 3.5" GPS is illegal. A 10" iPad mounted on your windshield would just be ridiculous.
  7. thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    Thanks! this is going in my big suv
  8. macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011
    +1 for ram mount. Rock solid!

    Windshield probably not the best place to mount tho...

    Here's how I have mine mounted (center console). It also extents/retracts and swivels up/down/side-2-side

    Use responsibly and always consider safety first!
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2008
    This actually seems alright.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011
    Gigs of music, internet radio (pandora for me), videos (for the passengers...[cough]...), GPS of your choice, best point of interest system (AKA Yelp), etc...

    IMO, the mini is a better size though and I will be replacing my set up with one. The bigger screen is awesome but draws the wrong kind of attention (law enforcement, thieves, etc)
  11. macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
    Which mount is this? I really want my ipad to sit JUST like this
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011
    get the holder: http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResu...65077045072079076045065080056085/Default.aspx

    get an arm with your desired length:

    find a solution to secure it to your vehicle. I used the proclip angle mount

  13. macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    BEST car mount

    This project on Kickstarter (Boomerang) looks really promising, they offer 3 options for your car: air vent mount, suction cup mount and headrest mount.
    I backed it couple of days ago and I noticed that they have reached their target goal, so looks good! One more benefit: Boomerang is both stand and mount, so you don't have to change cases, which made me decide to back the project.


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  14. thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    this looks cool. so basically you'd pledge $75 for the boomerang plus air vent mount? tempting
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2012
    I've been looking at the Ram Mounts for mine. At first I was thinking about the cup holder mount. Decent placement up front and it can also fit the rear cup holder for when my kids want to watch movies. But, it will lack my heater controls. I might just go with one that mounts to the passenger seat and swivel it as needed.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2012
    I went with a proclip angle mount and the proclip mini holder.

  17. macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Republic of Texas
  19. macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I currently use a breffo spiderpodium in my car for my iPhone which attaches into my fan but they also sell tablet stands it seems. http://www.breffo.com/ that's the website I got mine from, check it out and i hope this helped!
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2012
    Anyone using mounts from SeaSucker? http://www.seasucker.com

    I've been seeing their commercials and they look pretty good! Mainly thinking about one for my iPhone.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2014
    I figured to chime in as well. It's crazy to see iPads mounted in the front, but hey some people do it :) I prefer a headrest mount for kids in the back, and these one from Arkon http://www.arkon.com/iPad_accessories/index.html - been a hit in our family. I mean, it has so many different mounting accessories, you can get one for windshield or dashboard mount, heck - even cup holder. But for something as big as iPad, you can't beat their mounts with headrest attachment!!!
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2013
    Yikes, you should change the title.

    No one is going to mount an iPad on a windshield :D

    (Well, maybe in Texas.....or......just kidding :) )

    Anyway, unless you drill a hole in the windshield (which is probably illegal), it will fall off. Suction cups and adhesive are worthless in cars. Trust me, i've tried :D
  23. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2014
    That's what I said too :) Headrest mount like the one from Arkon I posted above makes more sense. But you know, sometime when you need to use iPad for navigation, you gotta attach it somehow upfront. So those suction cups with an extension arm in Arkon link will come handy. The good thing, you get a lot of different options and don't have to drill holes in windshield :)
  24. macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Watch the dang road, not your ipad. :rolleyes:
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2012
    I went with a Ram Mount mounted on one of their 30" rods. I used the bolt behind my passenger's seat. That way my kids can watch my iPad while sitting in the back seat without having to hold it and I can extend it to the front between the center console and passenger seat for easy viewing from me in the driver's seat. Works great!

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