The iPad has taken the world by storm. Quickly becoming the must have gadget of the decade. I use my iPad for everything. Entertainment, News, web surfing, and countless other ways. Other company’s take advantage of the popularity of the iPad by selling accessories like cases, docks, and skins that are almost as popular as the device itself. But with all the after-market accessories you can buy, why has no one come out with a descent car mount for the iPad? Yes, there are a few out there. Ones that use a suction cup to mount to the windshield similar to a GPS, but the size of the iPad blocks the drivers view of the road and isn’t an ideal location for such a useful device. There are ones that clip to you cars air vents, but these require sticking velcro to the back of your iPad, and I am just not comfortable doing that. And finally, you can spend the money to have a company do a custom car install. Although this can be the best looking way to dock your iPad into your automobile, it can be pricey.
So, what is the best way to dock your iPad into your car without spending a lot of money? The Answer: a little contraption called “InVent Clips”! This option requires the use of velcro. Which isn’t my prefered method. But to avoid sticking velcro to the back of your device, I suggest you buy a rubber-like skin such as the ones from “XtremeMac” and apply the velcro to it. The velcro holds the iPad securely in place, and it can be docked in almost any car that has dual air vents in the front dash. The only downside to this method is the fact that it blocks the air-flow from these two vents and you need to turn them off to avoid possible damage to your device. But overall, it is an inexpensive way to securely mount your iPad in your car. I’m sure there may be other options out there, so you may have to do a little research and find the best option for you.
Have you already successfully mounted your iPad in your car? Have You tried and failed? I would love to hear your comments, stories, and feedback.
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