You must have all heard of Arkon as they are one of the first universal mounting solution companies in existence. They went over a trio of Tablet mounting systems for cars and I’ve had a chance to play around a little and here are my results for the first product in the series, the Universal Tablet Headrest Mount.
If you have kids like I do then you’ve probably had to fiddle around with portable DVD players when you go on trips. There are lots of options available, but they generally end up with a series of straps to interweave through your headrest mounts and different angles to try and secure so that the kids can watch a movie in safety without a protable DVD player falling down on their laps.
Now we all have Tablets or are thinking of purchasing Tablets and why not use this awesome new technology to entertain the kids on long trips. All you need is some form of mounting system to hold it in place.
Arkon have a number of options available for different devices ranging from Android tablets to iPads and more.
This review covers the Arkon TAB-RSHM Universal Tablet Headrest Mount.
Installation is incredibly simple and took only a couple of minutes.
Attach the mounting bar to the rear of the headrest. A couple of hooks wrap around the stem of your headrest and then a couple of thumbscrews pull the hooks tight from the opposite side. The side of the mount facing the headrest has indents along it’s length to allow adjustment for almost any headrest size.
Don’t forget to securely tighten the thumbscrews on the front of the mount. Even though the mount could not fall off the headrest, tightening it securely prevents it from slipping down your headrest mounting bars from your desired position.
Attach the Universal Tablet mounting system to the front of the headrest mounting bracket. The mounting system uses the standard double tab sliding mount Arkon use on almost all of their mounts. This also means that you can purchase additional mounting systems for any future devices you may need to mount.
Insert your Tablet into the Universal Tablet Mount using the spring loaded top and bottom grips. The spring is sufficient to hold your Tablet very securely in place and the cushioned pads grip the top and bottom of the Tablet.
In conclusion, I found the system incredibly easy to install. Much easier than portable DVD mounting system I used previously with my kids.
MSRP is $39.95 as listed on the Arkon site, but you can normally pick these mounts up for less with a quick search in the Internet. For more information, head over to the Arkon website.