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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Tablet Headrest Mount

After going through a couple of dvd players and headrest monitors with no satisfaction, I decided to upgrade to 7in tablets for backseat entertainment for my two boys.

I decided on Google Nexus 7in tablets and Poetic covers for them. I wasted a few hours of time searching for dedicated headrest mounts but found nothing economical or useful.

I decided to go with tried and true velro wrapped around my headrest and used the flipped tablet cover as a mount. I found some cut-to-length velcro on amazon and cut it to fit.
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The solution is easy to remove, stays in place during travel, and is easily adjustable so it works in my Outback and the wife's Forester.
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Nice, a removable touch screen that doesn't cost the $2500 the dealer wants.

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1 device for 2 kids

Nice DIY job! (DIY is always neat/smart/functional/economical.)

By the way, you mentioned "two boys". I have 2 kids as well, and one DVD player. They sorta argue as to which front-seat head-rest (driver side vs passenger side) it gets mounted. Do you have two of those tablets, or just one, for 2 kids? I've been trying to device something that sits in the middle of / between the front seats, but nothing sturdy/satisfactory enough yet...

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I have a 4yo and a soon to be 2yo. I have 2 tablets; 1 on each headrest. We dont use them all the time; only on longer trips. I converted all the kid dvds to mp4s so we have many options. I could not find a dvd player that would also play mp4s. The tablets work great and will provide more options in the future.

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converting

this is getting a bit off-topic for the board, but what program do you use to convert your DVDs to mp4? I have DVDFab 8 but it seems that half or more of the DVDs I insert aren't recognized by the program (I'm on Win 7).

Look forward to your response since I use a similar setup but the kids always want something new to watch!

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I dont have a lot of movies but am a cartoon nut. I use dvd catalyst. It was $10 and I have been able to convert all of the disney movies we have.

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I just use windshield mount and stick it to sunroof instead and both my kids can see from behind. I have google N7 too.
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I just use windshield mount and stick it to sunroof instead and both my kids can see from behind. I have google N7 too.
well that's snazzy...
that would be an option if I had a sunroof

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I back up my CDs using this software. DVD Ripper : Copy a DVD It's worked great for all of the kids DVDS.

BTW, the sunroof idea is brilliant!


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