MountGuys Blog

August 24, 2011

Watching Movies While on a Plane with Your iPhone, iPod or Any Smartphone

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , , — mountguys @ 12:14 am

Airline movies, for the most part, suck.  It’s much better to rent a movie, download a podcast or even listen to music on your portable device.  The problem I have found is that after about twenty minutes of holding your device, your arm gets tired.  Also, try to fall asleep with the iPod on your lap.  Maybe you will get lucky and it won’t roll off your leg under the wheels on the darn drink cart.  The flight attendants drive those things like Indy Racers down the aisle.  Your iPod is no match for a crazed flight attendant behind one of those carts.

It sure would be nice if there was a way to attach it to something, anything so that you can watch videos without having the feeling that your arm is about to fall off.  Well, it’s off to the labs we have gone to uncover a pretty nice solution.  Clip it to the snack tray in front of you.  Ever taste airline food?  You aren’t going to want to eat that slop!  Might as well use the tray table for something useful, like mounting your MP3 player, smartphone, iPhone, whatever!

Scope these pictures out.  We’re sure these will work out better that your lap.  These mounts are spring loaded and expand from 3.77 to 5 inches so it will accept devices in a case or skin as well as without.

Samsung Infuse with Otterbox 30,000 feet above sea level

Samsung Infuse with Otterbox 30,000 feet above sea level

Apple iPod Nano 4G on Continental Flight 577

Apple iPod Nano 4G on Continental Flight 577

 

August 2, 2011

Arkon’s New HTC Thunderbolt Car Mounts

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , — mountguys @ 4:16 pm

Our friends at Arkon recently released an entire line of custom mounts for the HTC Thunderbolt.  Many mounts available in the stores and online deploy a universal cradle, not so with Arkon new Thunderbolt line.  A custom cradle to grip your Thunderbolt securely will attach to their high quality mounting line using the typical dual T pattern.

There are almost ten different mounts to consider.  We present a few in today’s post.

HTC Thunderbolt Car Vent Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Car Vent Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Suction Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Suction Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Cup Holder Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Cup Holder Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Powered Mount

HTC Thunderbolt Powered Mount

 

August 1, 2011

Glare Control on your Apple iPad or iPad 2

Ever try to read an e-book or use a GPS app on your iPad when the sun is shining on it?  Kind of hard to see.  We have seen some anti-glare screen protectors on the market and tried one with poor results.  We have found a nice solution that is similar to our GPS sun visors.  These clip on to the rear of your iPad or iPad 2.  The visor will shield the sun from the tablet similarly to a baseball cap.  No need to wait for a cloudy day to use your iPad outside.  By the way, these also work on similarly sized tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and HP Touchpad.

iPad Sun Visor

iPad Sun Visor

Blog at WordPress.com.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: