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Just ordered my car mount...

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Appleslappy, May 14, 2010.

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    Hope it lives up to my expectations.

    Didn't feel like getting a 2nd mortgage (and losing my standard radio setup) with the Scosche Kit. Scosche’s iPad in-dash Car Mount Coming Soon | iPad, Mac, iPod and iPhone Accessories

    Liked the RAM (use their products currently) but didn't feel like waiting for their release date.....Part Details

    Finally decided on this one: ProClip Mounting System - Apple iPad - Holder with Tilt Swivel

    Moderate price with vehicle specific mounts. Note it is a two component purchase car mount and iPad holder.

    I will post pics and review when I receive and complete the installation.
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    That looks pretty awesome. And they have European pricing as well!
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    Please do! I've been looking at this. I dont entirely understand this, because ProClips pictures suck (why cant they do a gallery of just the iPad mount installed with an iPad in it from various angles)...so, obviously thr iPad has to be bare (no case, I assume)....is that bracket easily removeable, or pretty much stays put when you mount it?
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    I think the iPad holder itself detaches from the mount ( which I think is semi-permanent?).

    Won't know till I get it...I'll be sure to post!
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    I want a car mount, too. Don't care for any of the ones i've seen so far so I'm designing one from scratch. I'll report back on how it works out.
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    ProClip may be pricey but their mounts are second to none. I have a Zune HD mount for my LandRover LR3 and it looks like it is factory made as part of the vehicle. Their iPad mount is actually pretty cheap, I paid nearly $70.00 for my Zune HD mount and swivel. The holder fit very snug and almost have to be forced on, and they also have double-sided tape already attached if needed to make sure it stays put.

    The mount will come in two parts, the swivel and the holder. The holder is what is made specifically for your car model, you screw the swivel onto the holder... so you actually buy two pieces. Since I would just need the swivel I will probably be ordering one of these at some point. If you want a real in-car solution I give ProClip a huge thumbs up even though they are pricey as you get what you pay for, a custom mount and swivel built specifically to fit your model car and your specific device.
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    If the iPad car mount is like their other device mounts it is two pieces that you screw together with multiple screws and then permanently mount to your car; well as permanently as clipping it onto your interior and/or double-side taping it can be. You then simply slide your device (iPad, iPhone, Zune, etc) into the mount each time you get in the car. The mount stays there, and nothing actually attaches to your device. It holds your device in place using a combination of gravity and small plastic ledges around the edge of the holder. The device will slide in very snuggly so it doesn't bounce around.

    In my Landrover LR3 I drive over speed bumps and road humps at 30-40 miles per hour and I also take it off road, and my Zune HD has never budged... now I imagine a device as large as the iPad may move some but they design their holders with extreme precision (thus the premium price), so I wouldn't worry about it at all in normal driving conditions.
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    In Australia it will be a huge $300 fine if you mount it anywhere on the dash board I am putting mine into the glove box. When I sort put mounting it
    Other than window mount I had no success with the 2 part iPhone mount they provided for my Mazda 3.

    I have installed a full handsfree intergrated Parrot syst with seperate LCD and amp. This charged my iPhone as well I believe the ipad will connect as well but unsure yet.
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    Thanks Brad-that clarifies things a bit for me. I am looking forward to using it. I hope I am as pleased as you have been. I was hoping for a solid mount as I utilize my SUV 25% of the time driving on seasonal roads and "2 tracks"....

    It will be the icing on the cake paired with my jabra cruiser that I can link via Bluetooth and then broadcast to my stereo via it's FM modulator.

    Col. It is interesting that a front of dashboard mount would be illegal. Here in the states, many states frown on things on top of the dash, attached to windshield, or dangling from the rearview mirror. Enforcement is spotty I have found....I use a windshield mount for my radar detector and for my GPS though neither are mounted there 100% of the time. The iPad just seemed way too big for a windshield mount though I found some for sale. I would like to see what a glovebox mount :confused: looks like if you have a chance.
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    I just made a blog post about my ProClip for my Zune HD that has a video and hi-res images, you can view that here : REVIEW & INSTALL: ProClip Vehicle Mount for Zune HD | BradGroux.com

    Or if you want to see the video...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtuLXC4TXo4&hd=1]YouTube - HD ProClip USA Vehicle Mount System for Zune HD & Land Rover LR3[/ame]

    I'm very happy with the quality of ProClip, so I can't wait to see their iPad mount in action.
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    Got the mount installed. Love it!

    Seems very stable and the tilt swivel is a great feature.

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    Tell us about the installation. I'm considering getting this one but can't figure the install out from their website.
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    Love to see pics of it installed, if you could!
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    It's really a simple process...

    Order the vehicle specific mount.
    Order the specific mount for the device.
    Snap the vehicle mount in place. It is a precise fit...
    Attach the bracket for your device using the provided screws.
    Slide your device into bracket.
    Adjust device according to your preferences ( I recommend the tilt swivel mount)

    That's all there is to it.

    Hope this helps.
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    How the tilt/swivel mount works over bumps and vibration? I mean, some of it is expected even if it was hard mounted into the dash, but how much of it can be reduced by tightening the moveable parts? Do you have to tight it enough to stop it from tilting and swiveling, or it just works?

    Thanks for the pictures. I can easily see the iPad on my Sequoia (there's a 12.1" tablet already, plenty of room for an iPad. Now on my FX, not so much. It's going to block the nav screen and everything else...But RAM mounts on the FX is not an option, so I'm thinking about this solution...but if it vibrates too much while driving or moves while touching the screen/home button, etc...

    Please share some more info! THANKS! :)
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    There is a screw adjustment that allows you to control how easily the tilt/swivel works. I was concerned...Michigan has some of the worst roads in the nation and the bumps have no effect on the mount. It is a quality setup.
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    That looks sweet man! I think I'm going to order the kit for my Sequoia!
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    @Ripplinghurst - sounds like you have a Sequoia also. Mine is a 2002, and it looks like the mount goes over the double din radio chassis (or clips on the top and botom of it). I have an aftermarket Kenwood iPod/DVD setup (that I could care a less about pretty much now)...but wondering how this might work? What have you found for your Sequoia (or is yours a brand new one?

    @AppSlappy - thanks again for the pic. It looks like your setup is similar to what mine would be. So, it is covering up your stereo head, correct? Do you find that to be a problem? Also, I know you can remove the iPad from the bracket, but does that entire bracket easily come off, or is it pretty fixed once you mount it?

    I'm not sure what to do on my Sequoia now...
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    My Sequoia is a 2008, not brand new at all, but it's the new model. Mine either clips close to a vent or on the side of the console, I guess.

    I'm using a custom made RAM mount support base inside the center console, with a RAM mount system on top of it. The way it works is that I use heavy gauge steel support hidden inside the console and only the 1.5" RAM ball is apparent in between cupholders/map holders. With that 1.5" ball as a base, I can pretty much fit anything I want, from a tablet to the iPad (as soon as the parts arrive).

    I'll post pictures later.

    EDIT: here's the pictures. You can see I also adapted an Ergotron single pivot holder in between two ram parts, so that I can tilt and swivel without knobs. The top most RAM part is one that I can use to support different cradles for different devices with no tools or knob twisting necessary. Just slide and lock. One has a cradle for the tablet (LE 1700). Tee cradle for the iPad is arriving mid June.

    Note that the whole assembly can easily be hidden inside the center storage console if needed. WAF=10! :)

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