Review: AirVue Headrest iPad Mount

It's amazing what Apple has done with the iPhone and iPad. The devices have displaced countless products such as GPS navigation systems, CD players, DVD players, and more. As a parent of two kids, I've had dedicated DVD players in my cars but wouldn't think of doing that now. The kids can use an iPad with downloaded movies from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, plus play games, etc. But it's nice to have a headrest-mounted viewer. Enter the AirVue Car Headrest Tablet Mount ($49.95) that Kenu sent me to review.

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AirVue

The AirVue has a universal fit, so it supports almost any tablet from 7 to 13 inches, which covers a low-end Kindle Fire to the biggest iPad Pro in a rugged case. The car mount is spring-loaded to accommodate most headrests. Plus it pivots and rotates for the best view, in portrait or landscape. The clamp uses the narrow edge, leaving the Lightning (or USB-C) port accessible for charging. You can easily move it from headrest to headrest or car to car, including rental cars when you travel. It's a must-have if you have youngsters who might be too young to hold an iPad while watching a movie and you might even need two if you have two kids!

Pros

  • Universal fit for most tablets, 7 to 13 inches
  • Spring-loaded to accommodate most headrests
  • Pivots and rotates for portrait or landscape

Cons

  • Might need two if you have two kids!

Final Verdict

The AirVue Car Tablet Mount from Kenu seals the deal for those on the fence about buying a dedicated entertainment system for their car.

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