DIY iPad Car Mount - under 50 cents if you have iPad case

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  1. jackyyuen
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    Hi everyone,
    I am new here and I would like to share the solution i make which i posted on youtube. [​IMG]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3kRdYG9IXo]YouTube - DIY iPad Car Mount[/ame]

    This is my car mount solution and the video shows you how I managed to use a string to hold the iPad on my car dashboard. This solution should be able to be applied to most cars unless your car has special designed dashboard. It holds the iPad very firm and allows you to remove the iPad easily.

    Any suggestion to improve and comments are welcome.
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    I like nifty, but simple solutions.....good job!
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    Thanks
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    Awesome and effective. This deserves to be posted in the DIY section! Thanks for the idea.
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    Original!! and cost effective.
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    An excellent idea.

    They make tiny bungee cords that are sold at places like Wal Mart that make this idea extensible and easier.

    I would use two or three to make sure if one failed the iPad would still be secure.




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    nice...thanks for the share
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    Cool. Thanks.
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    I love how simple and cheap it is. And it will work on many different cars.

    I never would have thought of this myself. Thanks!
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    Very cool. This is something I may consider doing.
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    Didn't work on mine...Vent size too small iPad sat at an angle:( ended up ordering a "real mount"....it was worth a try.
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    Yeah i feel you too.. My vents are too far apart argh.. Had a lot of hope on this one too. Hope another solution presents itself.
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    Hahaha......i did the same thing for my iPad.

    Pulled a nylon cord from my aircon duct to support the iPad too. Looks like the Apple case is really handy.
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    Simple, cheap, and possibly for most cars. Just brilliant.
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    Great idea! I have a Subaru Legacy too (GT Limited wagon). Too bad I don't have the Apple iPad case though. At least I know it would work in the unlikely event I'd want to mount it on my dash. :)
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    Just did this today with some 550 paracord i had laying around. Amazing. Thanks for this idea!
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    Another simple solution is to just slip the back of your case over your passenger side sun visor.

    [​IMG]

    Kinda ghetto but gets the job done.
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    Very resourceful! Well done!

    Although I did not hear ANY sound when you switch to the earphone jack.
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    Excellent solution.
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    Nice Idea But I odnt think it will work in My Ford Explorer (2010)

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