Best Tablet Mount for Your Car 2020 Detailed Review

Best Tablet Mount for Your Car 2020 Detailed Review.

Best Tablet Mount for Your Car: Although automotive technology has come a long way, it still can’t compete with the modern tablet. Whether you’ve got a brand-new car or one that’s a few years old, you only have a few options to upgrade the internal electronics 


What does it cost to install such a system? It’s probably cheaper than you think. All you need is an inexpensive tablet mount, and you’ll be able to take your tablet with you anywhere your wheels can take you.

But before you choose one, it’s important to select a mount that will leave you in compliance with local driving laws. You aren’t allowed to hold the tablet in your hand, and it must be accessible in a manner that allows you to use it without distracting yourself from the task at hand. 

iKross 2-in-1 Cup Mount Holder

iKross 2-in-1 Cup Mount Holder 

iKross makes a number of accessories, both automotive and portable. They specialize in devices that make your mobile life easier. While this isn’t the only tablet car mount they make, this one is the most reliable, and the easiest to install.

First Look 

The iKross 2-in-1 gets its name from the fact that it includes brackets to attach both cellphones and tablets. The upper joint is easy to take apart, so you can switch from tablet to phone mode in a matter of seconds. 

It is installed in your cup holder, something that almost all modern vehicles come equipped with. For larger tablets, the large double-sided grips help to keep your device secure, even if you are driving on bumpy roads. 


The tablet holder is quite large, allowing it to accommodate most standardized tablets. At the smallest setting, we were able to securely hold a 7” tablet as well as our Kindle.

At the largest setting, we were still able to fit our 10.2” tablet in there. The bracket is very rigid, so we wouldn’t have any concerns about using a heavier tablet. 

TFY Universal Car Headrest Mount 

TFY Universal Car Headrest Mount 

TFY makes a number of straps, holsters, and carriers for mobile devices. Even though they’re a smaller brand, they’ve taken the time to create something high quality and reliable. For that reason, many of their customers have reviewed one product, then purchase another. For this reason, we decided to give their Universal Car Headrest Mount a try.

First Look 

The TFY Universal Car Headrest Mount took its inspiration from the luxury sedans and SUVs of the early 2000s that installed LCD televisions in the headrests.

Today, what once was an unaffordable luxury can now be enjoyed by anyone with a tablet and a few extra dollars. The headrest is composed of a large band of elastic style fabric that wraps around the headrest.

Stitched into the fabric is a metal clip that can hold your tablet securely in whichever position you feel is best. 


As the name implies, this mount truly is universal. The clips are quite thick, allowing it to accommodate older tablets that aren’t quite as thin like others. The range of the mechanism is quite wide, allowing it to accommodate tablets ranging in size from a tiny 6” model to a massive 9.7” iPad pro. The only thing that won’t work in this mount is the 12” iPad Pro, but almost every other model will work seamlessly. 

Satechi Universal Tablet CD Slot Mount 

Satechi Universal Tablet CD Slot Mount 

Satechi is an import company that is focused on bringing the best technology from overseas back to North America. Their product lines span a wide range of industries. Despite their differences, they all have one thing in common – solving a problem in a creative and unique way. 

First Look 

We really loved the Satechi Universal Tablet CD Mount. Having a tablet in your car isn’t just an easy way to enjoy the cover art on your favorite Spotify playlist. It’s a way to power up your in-car infotainment system.

Instead of the proprietary manufacturer made systems (which tend to be disappointing at best), you can use your favorite iOS to Android device. The problem is the location.

While your in-car system will be placed nicely in the dash, most mounts require you to stick them somewhere off to the side, which isn’t always ideal. The CD slot mount is a unique solution.

Since your CD player is almost always located close to eye level, you can use that as the primary stabilization point and keep your tablet exactly where you want it. 


The two wide plastic clips can spread up to 7.68 inches wide, allowing them to accommodate any tablet between 5 to 11 inches in size. The clips are gently tapered in on each side, which provides a unique solution to the weight issue.

Generally, the thinner the tablet the more lightweight it is. Because the clips are tapered, they have a firmer grasp on thicker tablets, helping to keep it secure. 

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Every car is different, and it can be a challenge to find a tablet mount that suits your individual needs. Which one you choose depends on how often you look at the tablet, and how your vehicle is arranged. If your vehicle permits it, our first choice would be the iKross 2-in-1 Tablet Mount.

Not only will it support both phones and tablets, but it’s unique 360-degree swivel head allows you to adjust it to the exact height you like. We find that this mount works best in vehicles that have front-mounted cup holders. If they’re in the center console, it would be less than ideal. 

Without adequate access to cup holders (or if you just want to keep them free for beverages), the Satechi Universal Tablet CD Mount is a good choice.

This would be our primary option if we wanted to use the tablet for GPS navigation or song selection during a road trip. Anytime we’re going to be occasionally glancing at the tablet while the wheels are in motion, it’s essential to have it mounted in such a way that you’re not moving your head too much. 

Trying to keep the kids entertained during a long drive? The TFY Universal Car Headrest Mount is great for anyone sitting in the back seat. You won’t have to hold the tablet up all the time, making for a much more relaxing journey. 

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