For those looking to leave their expensive tablet in the car, a locking cradle is a necessity. The folks at RAM have developed a series of locking cradles that we’ll be discussing in this post. All are either keyed or have a combination lock. When coupled with a RAM Mount, we suggest adding the RAM-KNOB3LU for 1″ ball mounts. This added lock will ensure the mount is secure as well. The locked cradle is good, but with a locked mounting arm, it’s even better.
RAM has introduced a few different cradles. All full size iPads can benefit from the RAM-HOL-AP8LU locking cradle with combination lock. These custom cradles are for Apple iPad, iPad 2, new iPad 3, iPad 4. These fit iPads without a case or skin. An iPad with a case or skin will fit the RAM Tab-Lock expandable cradle. These fit almost every case out there except for the big giant Griffin cases. These do fit the popular Otterbox Defender case.
Here are some pictures of the locking cradles.