If you’ve clicked onto this page, you’re thinking about using your Apple Ipad or other similar tablet in your car. There are many reasons for this – playing music for example, or using it for Satellite Navigation, or you may even want it to plug into your OBD port so you can display your car’s sensor readings on a screen.
Whatever your reason, you’ve probably realised that it’s very difficult to find the right product to use. So I’ve narrowed it down to three products that I feel are the best. They each come with their pros and cons, but it’s the best we can do without telling you to cut your radio out of your dash and hard-mount it.
Dual Windscreen Mount Holder
This is our first option and the one I’d recommend. It has two strong suction mounts meaning it’s less likely to fall off resulting in damage to the tablet. The arm is strong, too, resulting in less movement when the tablet is simply hanging from the windscreen (although it does still move a little).
Being a product with suction mounts also means you can place it almost anywhere in the car, unlike some other products. It does take up a lot of space however, and does therefore get in the way of your frontal visibility. But it’s down to you as a driver to hang it in the right place. It does also cover some of my heater and radio controls, but as I know where they are and it’s not actually resting on them, instead hanging just above them, they can still be used fairly easily.
UK version – https://amzn.to/2JgF9nI
US version – https://amzn.to/2Li9K4G
Trust Universal Car Tablet Holder
This is another suction cup type product with a singular suction cup so not as strong, but instead of a long arm, it has a short arm which results in much less movement from the tablet once mounted. It also means the tablet is slightly further away from you so you may have to reach to use it depending on your car. It could also get in the way of your dash and buttons as it’s harder to place in a good position due to the lack of movement available.
UK version – https://amzn.to/2sErIXC
US version – https://amzn.to/2svqqyH
Tablet Holder with CD Slot Mount
This is the sturdiest of my choices as it hangs straight from the CD slot. It does however mean that you can’t listen to CDs while it’s installed, but who does that anymore anyway? It also means it blocks your radio and possibly temperature controls, too. On the other hand, the tablet won’t move around and it’ll be close to you for easy use. It must be noted however that it can’t be used with cars with CD changers so check with the seller before you splash out and buy one.
UK version – https://amzn.to/2HhUDGd
US version – https://amzn.to/2JaBiMX