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iPad (tablet) mount for jump seat viewing

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Theshadows, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Theshadows

    Theshadows Active Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    Has anyone come up with a solution to mount an iPod to the trunk lid so the kids in the jump seats can see it?

    I thought about some kind of suction cup type mount but not sure if that would really stay put that well. It would be nice if it was secure enough that it could stay in place when the trunk is opened and closed. We have the tech package so it wouldn't have to hold up to slamming the trunk but the weight shift on the suction cups I think would make them fail eventually, and I'd rather not perform my own drop test from 6' with our iPad Air.

    Drilling is absolutely out and I'd prefer not to use Velcro.
  2. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

    Dec 25, 2011
    My 4 year old holds a surface RT and doesn't have an issue.
  3. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Redding, CT
    I seem to be posting the SeaSucker options a lot; I swear I'm not a shill for the company :smile:

    Here is one option that they have: Naked Flex Mount (BLACK) | SeaSucker
    Vacuum cups on both the window and the device. There's a separate one for the mini that's smaller and also a RAM mount option if you prefer that.
  4. nkohlimd

    nkohlimd Member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Natick, MA, United States
    I have been researching this for a while and have found a system that works well for our family. We have 4 year old twins that sit in the jump seat and a 6 year old that sits in a booster seat in the reat seat.

    We have 2 separate entertainment zones with 2 Ipads. Each Ipad has movies/music stored on it but can access central storage using a wireless hard drive that can connect with up to 4 clients. We place the hard drive under the front seat and charge it as needed.

    Zone 1 in the back seat has the Ipad mounted to the center console using a magnetic mount with protective case which is solid but easy to remove. Audio is thru a Bluetooth headphone so my wife and I can still listen to radio and carry on a conversation

    Zone 2 is the rear jump seats and uses the same mount attached to a mounting disk which affixed to the rear trim with double side tape. The attachment is solid even over bumps. Audio comes from a battery powered Bluetooth speaker which is affixed via Velcro/small screw into the bottom of the footwell. The speaker position allows the seats to fold down for storage no problem. I can control the Ipad in Zone 2 from an Ipod touch mounted to the drivers visor using an app from the iTunes store.

    This works really well for us and the kids love the car even more now. Pics attached. Hope it helps-best of luck.

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  5. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

    Jul 1, 2012
    Camas, WA
    Thanks for the info, I have a couple questions: 1) can you show a picture for zone 1 (how the iPad is mounted/looks), and 2) can the bluetooth headphones work with two headphones? I thought a limitation of bluetooth was that it could only pair with one headphone. In the past, I have reverted to a simple audio splitter from the headphone jack.
  6. jomo25

    jomo25 Active Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I know kids are much less prone to it, but I'm getting carsick just thinking about reading on an iPad while riding backwards in the jump seats.
  7. jlucero

    jlucero Member

    Jun 23, 2015

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