Secure iPad Car Mount

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by eaprice, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. eaprice macrumors newbie

    eaprice

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    Hey guys,

    So I'm buying a new car and would like to mount an iPad Mini 4 Wifi+Cellular inside with a stand that comes up from the centre console, sort of like the attached photo to give you an idea of what I'm thinking.

    My concern though is locking/securing the device in the car so that it does not get stolen. My original thought when first looking to buy a car was to rip out the dashboard stereo system and replace it with a custom built-in iPad Mini that would control the car's radio, bluetooth, etc. But the car I've purchased has a very nice set up, and ripping it out would be a terrible idea.

    Do you guys have any ideas on how I can secure the iPad in here while keeping it relatively minimalist? I want to be able to show people "here's my iPad mounted in my car," not "here's my great big metal chain tying down an iPad."

    What I need: a stand that is similar style to what is shown in the picture, as well as a way to secure it in place so that it is not [easily] stolen. Bonus points if your solution includes an idea for how to give constant power to the device in a minimalist fashion.

    Links to items that can be purchased (Amazon, eBay, etc) would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much!
     

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  2. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    While I've never attempted to mount an iPad in my vehicle, if I was going to, I'd probably take a look at what ProClip has available. Not so cheap, but probably the nicest solutions.

    http://www.proclipusa.com/
     
  3. masotime macrumors 68000

    masotime

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    Yeah I own a proclip mount, works very well - I mainly use my iPad mini 2 as a GPS device, a cellular model paired with T-mobile's free 200MB plan every month.
     
  4. Nextmall James macrumors newbie

    Nextmall James

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    I only buy car mount for phone, but not Pad. So I can only introduce car mount for phone to you. If you like you can buy this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01937AF6O
    This one is the best car mount I've ever used.
     

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