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October 23, 2012

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPad Mini Part I

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , — mountguys @ 5:38 pm

Apple’s announcement of the new iPad Mini brings a smaller tablet to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire and others in the 7″ diagonal space.  Measuring 7.87 inches x 5.3 inches and only .28 inches deep, this tablet features a larger 7.9″ screen versus the competition.  Ever try to hold the iPad in one hand for a long time?  Not easy to do.  This weighs only 11 ounces and fits nicely in one hand.  The iPad Mini will feature Apple’s new lightening adapter.

This is Part I of a series on mounting what will be a very popular device.  It always takes the manufacturers a few months to make custom cradles, so until then there are some excellent universal cradle mounts which will hold your Apple iPad Mini quite securely.  Some prefer a universal mount as it can be used a few years from now when Apple announces their new Apple iPad Mini 2 – and you know they will!

As always, we present some nice options for consideration.  Look for our follow up with custom mounting solutions when they are available.

Arkon's tablet clamp mount

Arkon’s tablet clamp mount

RAM's X-Grip II Handlebar Mount

RAM’s X-Grip II Handlebar Mount

Bracketron's tablet car headrest mount

Bracketron’s tablet car headrest mount

Arkon TAB-FSM seat bolt mount

Arkon TAB-FSM seat bolt mount

RAM's X-Grip II Suction Cup Mount

RAM’s X-Grip II Suction Cup Mount

October 10, 2012

RAM Aviation Mounts

RAM makes mounts for almost any purpose.  The mounts are rugged and come with a lifetime warranty.  There are a plethora or location for mounting devices in a plane.  RAM has most of those locations covered.

The most popular location for mounting on a plane is the yoke.  RAM manufactures the RAM-B-121 (metal) and RAP-B-121 (heavy composite plastic) lines for use on a yoke.  The clamp mount opens up to 1.25 inches.  Both arewell made.  We like the RAP-B-121 as it’s rugged and you can save a few dollars over the RAM-B-121 variety.

Another popular mounting location is the glare shield.  This is the location that is located just above the controls and blocks the sun glare.  RAM’s RAM-B-177 line clasps to the glare shield.  These fit up to 1.25 inches wide.

The suction cup line is popular as well.  We recommend RAM’s RAM-B-166 line.  This includes RAM’s best suction cup as you do not want the suction failing while in the air.  With a pivot point at the base and cradle, you can angle this very easily.

Here are some examples of the mounts we just reviewed.

RAM RAM-B-177-BC1 Radio Mount

RAM RAM-B-177-BC1 Radio Mount

RAM RAM-B-166-AP8U Apple iPad Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAM-B-166-AP8U Apple iPad Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-UN9 Universal large Tablet Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-UN9 Universal large Tablet Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-GA38U Garmin GPSMAP 695 Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-GA38U Garmin GPSMAP 695 Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-177 Aera Mount in Use

RAM RAM-B-177 Aera Mount in Use

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone 5 Part I

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , — mountguys @ 4:04 pm

The Apple iPhone 5 is one of the most advanced smartphones to ever hit the market.  Although the Apple maps leave something to be desired, there are still plenty of reasons you would want to use your iPhone 5 in your car.  Nothing beats using Pandora on the go and there are lots of other apps that can be used as a GPS instead of the maps used by Apple (although we’re sure Apple will fix them soon).

Our pals at Arkon have expanded their spring loaded line to fit the larger iPhone 5.  These mounts will also fit your iPhone 5 with a case or skin.

Why are we calling this blog post Part I?  All the large manufacturers are scrambling to make custom cradles.  As soon as they are out, look forward to Part 2 of this post!

Powered Lighter Mount for iPhone 5

Powered Lighter Mount for iPhone 5

Car Cup Holder Mount for iPhone 5

Car Cup Holder Mount for iPhone 5

No Glue Dash Mount for iPhone 5

No Glue Dash Mount for iPhone 5

Car Seat Bolt Mount for iPhone 5

Car Seat Bolt Mount for iPhone 5

Suction Cup Travel Mount for iPhone 5

Suction Cup Travel Mount for iPhone 5

Weatherproof Motorcycle Mount for iPhone 5

Weatherproof Motorcycle Mount for iPhone 5

October 9, 2012

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , — mountguys @ 11:21 am

The Samsung Galaxy S III is a large phone and mounting options are not terribly plentiful.  The dimensions of the phone often exceed the dimensions of universal mounting solutions.  Fortunately we have uncovered some excellent solutions from our buddies at Arkon that grasp your phone from the top and bottom.  All ports and buttons are exposed and accessible.

We especially like the powered lighter mount which enables you to power your device using the integrated micro USB cable.

As always, we show some pictures and provide links.

Powered Lighter Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Powered Lighter Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Car Cup Holder Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Car Cup Holder Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Car Seat Bolt Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Car Seat Bolt Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

No Glue Dash Console Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

No Glue Dash Console Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Suction Cup Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Suction Cup Mount for Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III Bean Bag Mount

Samsung Galaxy S III Bean Bag Mount

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