The Snugg iPad Car Headrest Mount is exactly as the name implies. It is a mount that attaches to the back of the seat of your car that you can attach your iPad to. The Snugg iPad Headrest Mount is available from Snugg for $25.99. Let’s see if it is for you.
The form on this product won’t be nearly as important as the function but I thought I would highlight a few things. This is not the most well-constructed product out there from Snugg. When using the product, I had a feeling that it wasn’t made as well as other Snugg cases in the past. Of course, it is not a case but it should at least be sturdy. The strap that wraps around the headrest is not very long and I could not fit it on one of my cars and it barely fit on the other. The material it is made out of is like that of a Snugg case and that’s a good thing. The little brackets the hold the iPad in place are held in pretty good; they won’t fall off. There are a few things on the mount that are positive aesthetically but overall, I felt it was made cheaper than the other Snugg products.
Snugg has some things to work out in terms of the functionality of the product. First off, when I first received the product I took the case off of my iPad to put the iPad on the mount but it turned out that I needed the case. The case, very awkwardly, attaches to the mount. Therefore, if you are someone who doesn’t have a Snugg case already, prepare to be disappointed as you will need to spend another $30-$40 for a Snugg case if you want to use the mount. As I mentioned, it is very awkward actually putting it on the mount as the flap on the iPad case goes inside a slot and the flap bends while you are trying to put it in and it just gets frustrating. It shouldn’t be frustrating. In addition, the mount does not fit on all vehicles and putting it on the car rest, if you can fit it on your car rest, is a hassle. I tried two cars with this product with limited success. The mount would not fit on Car #1’s headrest at all and it barely fit, with some struggle, on Car #2. That is an issue. If it doesn’t fit, it’s useless. I wonder how many other cars it doesn’t fit on? Why take the chance?
-A few aesthetic things were done correctly
-If you can fit on the headrest, it does well with movies in the car for younger children
-Doesn’t fit on every car
-Not the best in terms of aesthetics
-A Snugg case is required
-Difficulty in installation and deinstallation of the iPad into and out of the mount
The days ahead
The ways I think Snugg can improve this mount unfortunately are numerous. First, make a mount that can fit all iPads. Second, make a mount that can fit all cars, are at least make an attempt to. Third, allow for easier installation and deinstallation of the iPad into and out of the mount. Fourth, put some backbone into the mount, it feels as though it will buckle from the weight of the iPad.
Snugg has disappointed me this time. They make some wonderful cases for the iPad, cases that are worth a lot more than they are asking. However, I just feel let down with the mount. It underperforms, doesn’t fit my car or barely fits my other car, and it just doesn’t seem built like my Snugg iPad cases. Unfortunately, I do have to give Snugg a 1 and a half star on this mount. This review is the only time that I had to pause and think about the positives. Snugg, stay in the iPad case business, it’s your best business. Readers, despite this product being lackluster, I do ask you check out their iPad cases, they are some of the best I have ever reviewed. Below are the URLs to the reviews of their cases. If you end up buying one, make sure not to add the Mount to the cart as well.
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