Just ordered my car mount...

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

  1. freekyFX4

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    Looks good Snagtooth. It looks like you used a Ram-Mount RAM-B-316-1-202U ($42.36 + $10.37 shipping) plus a ModulR Case and ModulR Slip Mount ($59.00 + $29.00). The total of these parts is $140.73. That is almost twice as much as you would have paid for the mount that iPad-Sweden purchased, which was $73.32 + $10.37 shipping or $83.69.

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  2. Snagtooth

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    Not exactly.

    I did not want a windshield mount which appears to be the link provided by ipad-sweden. Although, it does not look like a windshield mount in his video. Perhaps he rigged it up a bit or usbfever does not sell that model any longer?

    Also, I wanted a case irregardless of a car mount so that cost is negated for me. Most quality cases cost between $30-$60, with some going even higher (Otterbox series, for example). Most of the mounting solutions are not case friendly and if they are, the tolerances limit the kind of case you can use. When I stumbled across the Modulr case system, I immediately knew they were on to something and even had a car mount coming. However, I was impatient and knew I could modify something up.

    So the break down on price for me was this:

    $99 shipped for the starter kit from Modulr which included the case, the slim mount and the quick stand. (Actually, I received 2 quick stands due to an error in the color shipped and they had me keep the incorrect one while immediately sending the correct replacement.)

    $45.96 shipped for the Ram pod I with a 1.5" (not the smaller 1") ball

    $144.96 total

    So yes, if you want to take the approach of "this was all for the sole purpose of obtaining a car mount" - you can say there are cheaper options out there. But in my mind the build quality on these (I looked at a lot of choices) and or the limitation of use as/or with a case - made them unappealing and not economical for my use.

    Since I would have bought the Modulr Case system regardless, my net cost was less than $50 disregarding the Modulr purchase. Not only that, I have a completely functional case that can stay on the ipad when mounting in the car which can not be said for several of the pricey options available. And I can pop it out of the car, still in the case, and pop on a quick stand for using in portrait of landscape mode on a desk at home or the office. Not only that I can add on at my pace as the Modulr system is expanded, should I choose to do so.

    Of course my setup is not for everyone and it's not as cheap as I had hoped, but considering flexibility, build quality and price - it was the best setup for me.
     
  3. freekyFX4

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    I understand. I just thought that you were saying that your setup was cheaper than most.

    I personally didn't want the permanently mounted flex-mount attached to the seat frame in my truck. I ended up spending $150, but that gives me two mounting options. I can use the magnetic foot and short arm to mount it in my cup holder, or I can use the suction cup mount with the longer arm to mount it on my windshield. I also have the benefit of driving a much larger vehicle, so space is not a limiting factor like it is in the tiny


    Oh, and I misspoke. The mount I was referring to was Vmatti's. His is the one I put a picture and a link to. Sorry.
     
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    Not to derail the mount thread, but you guys should try MotionX Drive HD if you havent...only iPad turn by turn I know of, and works awesome for me...
     
  5. GiPad

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    Hey man, on the lock, how secure do you feel that is? If someone broke in, that wont really prevent them from stealing it I'm guessing, right? Guessing they could just snap the base off if they really wanted it?? Install looks great BTW.
     
  6. Snagtooth

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    No worries and don't get me wrong, I love your setup too. In fact, I'd probably take the same approach if I could use that thing with the modulr case. You've even got me thinking about tinkering around with what I have to do something similar. The Prius is my daily driver (usually), but I have several other vehicles in the stable (including an 09 Armada believe it or not, :D) - so the flexibility of moving it from vehicle to vehicle is very attractive.

    Off topic, but you'd love my neighbor's truck. Check out Pickups Plus Cars - Car Accessories/Truck Accessories/SUV Accessories in Columbus, Hilliard & Lewis Center Ohio. Automotive Dyno Tuning GET ACCESSORIZED! - he has pictures of his custom Duramax Diesel, among others.


    GiPad, I use MotionX GPS drive too and love it. Works great for me, too!
     
  7. freekyFX4

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    I just snapped a couple pictures with my DroidX of my iPad in the Ram-Mount cradle with the suction cup arm attached. This thing really makes a great desktop stand!

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    And I turned it around so you could see the back of the cradle.

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  8. Vmatti

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    Yes I have, but turn-by-turn navigation with the voice is missing in that one, or have I just missed that feature?
     
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    A few pictures of the iPad mounted in my daughter's '08 VW Beetle. Since she went to college last month, I have been driving this car a lot.

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  10. Hugomartin

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    Vmatti,

    What the model of your audi? I am also thinking about buying a ram mount for my audi q7 but my concern is the base mounted in my seat rail, did you had any issues? Can you place a picture of the base mounted in the seat rail??
     

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