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March 15, 2011

Keeping Glare off of your Samsung Galaxy Tab, Archos 70 or BlackBerry Playbook

Ever try to read a book on your tablet PC while on the beach?  Not too easy, is it?  The glare from the sun wipes out the screen and makes it quite difficult to see what you are reading.  Sure, you can block it with one hand while holding it with the other, but that makes it difficult to pick up a drink, doesn’t it?

Using your tablet as a GPS can also be difficult because of glare.  A prior article on the MountGuys Blog discussed how to control glare on your GPS.  Based upon our reading statistics, it was a pretty popular article.  So we figured we needed to get one out there for tablets.

Take a look at our picture.  These handy add-ons are simply to attach to your tablet.  Easy to put on and take off.  And best of all, one hand is now free for a drink!

Anti Glare Shield for your 7" Tablet

Anti Glare Shield for your 7" Tablet

Mounting your Uniden HomePatrol-1 in the Car

I remember when a scanner meant having a book of frequencies to key in so that you could find the traffic of interest to you.  Things have changed radically with the Uniden HomePatrol-1 Scanner.  Just key in your zip code, select the traffic type you wish to hear and the radio finds the stations by itself.  It’s that easy.  Up and running in minutes.

One thing that Uniden did not realize until after these radios were out for a bit is that people would like to use it in their cars.  Fortunately they listened to their customers and came out with a cradle called a BCKHP-1.  This cradle holds your unit firmly and will attach to many mounts on the market having a standard mounting diamond.

As always we present a few pictures of mounts to consider.

March 12, 2011

Extending your AT&T Cisco 3G MicroCell

Have lousy AT&T reception in your home or office?  Buy a Microcell.  Want even better reception?  Add an external antenna.

The internal antenna on the AT&T Cisco Microcell isn’t too great.  For those not wanting to put the device in their window, there is a solution available to extend your reach.  It’s called an MCX antenna.  They come with wiring that ranges to 5 meters (15 feet).  Just plug one end into your device and the other end has an antenna the size of an inch or so.  Then keep your Microcell wherever you like.

15 feet not long enough?  Check out an extension cord.  Yup, they have them for antennas too!

We normally write about mounts on our blog, but this is a pretty cool trick we recently discovered.

An example of an MCX external antenna

An example of an MCX external antenna

The antenna ending which plugs into your Microcell

The antenna ending which plugs into your Microcell

Back of an AT&T Microcell Showing Antenna Port

Back of an AT&T Microcell Showing Antenna Port

Car Mounts for your Apple iPad 2 Revisited

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , — mountguys @ 3:45 pm

When we first wrote this post a few months ago, we promised to update it when there was a better selection.  Well. we’re baaaaack.

Turns out the iPad 2 isn’t a lot different in size from the original iPad.  Some manufacturers (RAM for example) devised fittings to make their existing iPad cradles fit quite well.  Others, came out with completely new mounts and the expandable cradles we originally write about in our original blog continue to sell quite well especially if you have a case like Otterbox around your iPad 2.

RAM Tab-Tite Handlebar Mount for Apple iPad 2

RAM Tab-Tite Handlebar Mount for Apple iPad 2

Vent Mount for iPad 2 with an Otterbox or Case

Vent Mount for iPad 2 with an Otterbox or Case

RAM Yoke Mount for Apple iPad 2

RAM Yoke Mount for Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad Cup Holder Mount

Apple iPad Cup Holder Mount

RAM iPad 2 Headrest Mount

RAM iPad 2 Headrest Mount

 

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