Best IPad Holder for Cars: Buyers Guide

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Try as one might to avoid excessive screen time for the kids, there will be times on a family road trip in which backseat urchins can be kept in rapt attention by some sort of tablet. It could be on the way to a far-flung location, after the nth hour of driving, or simply because you need all hands to be quiet or I’m coming back there.

All those reasons are valid, by the way – especially the last one.

So, yes. Despite all efforts of encouraging them to look at scenery or play games of Road Bingo, chances are high a tablet holder will make its way into many cars across America. On the flip side, there are also plenty of people who deploy tablets for uses other than incessant backseat pacifiers. We’ve attempted to assemble some of those options here as well.

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Feb 18, 2021

    I 'made' my kids - all 5 of them - enjoy looking at the great expanse of the country as it rolled by when we traveled as a family. No backseat videos (but we did bring books). I'm referring to 2010, not 1970. The journey - not the destination - was an important part of the prize. Such an experience helps develop patience, communication, and observation skills in youngsters, and between parents and their kids. It seems incredibly sad to me that a kid's memory of a long trip would include scenes from The Avengers, but not scenes from outside the car. (Steps down from pulpit...)

    • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Feb 18, 2021

      We had books and, at best, a discman for the occasions when we weren't interested in what everybody else was doing. Barring that we were playing slug bug, or coming up with dirty initialisms based on passing license plates. I grew up when the perving vans with TVs and VCRs were popular.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 18, 2021

    Readiness test: Lie flat on the floor looking straight up. Have a responsible adult (or your significant other) hold your favorite tablet at a height of 7 feet and drop it edge-first directly above your face. Don't move. (That was ~14.5 mph.) Now repeat the exercise, working from a height of 41 feet. This will be ~35 mph. Now take a look at these tablet 'holders,' and ask yourself how fast you normally drive. Enjoy your purchase!