Last month in Part One we talked about two mobile device mounts new to the IPAT equipment loan library, Modular Hose and the Latitude Mount. Here are two more mounting systems,equally as interesting, that can be attached to a bed, wheelchair or table. These are new to our IPAT Equipment Loan Library and available for rent by going to the IPAT AT4All website or by calling 1-800-895-4728.

AirDesk Floor Mount

The Mount and Our Experience

This low-cost mount has a strong sturdy metal stand and base that easily swings away when not needed.  There are various stand heights and mounting plates available including a tablet holder.  We purchased the 3″-64″ stand with the tablet holder.

Putting the stand and base together was fairly easy; however, fitting the arms of the tablet holder to the tablet was difficult.  This was mainly due to the fact that the adjustable screws could only be accessed with an allen wrench when the tablet was off, so there was a lot of tightening, checking, loosening, checking and tightening until the tablet was snug in the holder.

This mount was very sturdy; however, one would still need to use a light touch on the mounted device or use it with a switch.

Wishes

  • Put the fitting mechanism for the tablet in an accessible place so one can adjust the holder while the table sit in the cradle.  See the video below for how he fits the tablet in the holder.
  • A clamp option for wheelchair attachment.

 

 

RJ Cooper’s Magic Arm Mount with Arm Extensions and Tablet Holder

The Mount and Our Experience

This is a nice sturdy metal mount with a strong plastic tablet holder.  We love the flexibility of the various arm lengths and tablet holder sizes and found them very easy to interchange.  We were able to mount devices ranging in size from a small phone to a large 12″ tablet.

The tablets seemed very sturdy once in the holders and were easy to add/remove to the mounting plate; however, we felt they came off the mounting plate with too little effort.

The Magic Arm Mount has only one large knob that controls the tightness of all the joints.  Once the arms are placed into your desired position, you simply tighten the “magic” knob, and they all stick in place. This is pretty convenient in most cases; however, when you add the third joint, it can be awkward to keep all of the arms/joints exactly where you want them and turn the knob at the same time without a buddy.

This mount tolerated a high amount of pressure and would be good for a person to interact with the tablet

Wishes

  • We would like to see a stronger attachment at the mounting plate of the tablet holder.

Check out-New iPad and Mobile Device Mounts Available for Rent from IPAT: Part 1

Check out-New iPad and Mobile Device Mounts Available for Rent from IPAT: Part 3

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Jeannie Krull is the Program Manager for ND Assistive (formerly IPAT). She is an ASHA certified speech/language pathologist and a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, who has worked with people with disabilities of all ages since 1991.