LAS VEGAS —
The SEMA show was home to multiple incar entertainment introductions, and accessories manufacturers naturally got in on the game. In the case of this game, iPad mounts were the popular name.
took the wraps off the Twist360, a universal tablet headrest mount. The mount features the company’s TwistGrip, a rotating handle joined with a multi-purpose stand.
The Twist360 has a Velcro headrest strap and can rotate — as its name indicates — a full 360 degrees. It’s reportedly compatible with all tablets up to 6 inches by 7.5 inches and 0.55 inch thick, which includes the iPad, iPad 2, Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and Amazon Kindle. The Twist360 comes in white or black for $39.95. It’s currently available through Bracketron’s website and will ship to retailers soon.
Bracketron also showed off its universal tablet headrest mount, which is engineered to clamp to the driver or passenger front-seat headrest. Features include access to all device buttons and controls, and multiple viewing angles.
It’s currently available for $39.95.
The company also said it would soon have a universal tablet holder that installs into a vehicle’s cup holder, but few details were given. It’s scheduled to become available in December.
unveiled the BackStage Pro II headrest mount for use with the iPad 2. It’s designed to attach to the headrest of any car, allowing the tablet to slide into the detachable mount.
“While typical DVD headrest mounts are still a popular choice, we are no longer limited to only viewing DVDs and listening to music in the car,” said Kas Alves, executive VP, Scosche Industries. “Users have portable devices like their iPad that can do much, much more, and we asked ourselves, why not have those capabilities in the car?”
The aluminum BackStage Pro II reportedly works with IR headphones and also features a headphones jack. It can charge the iPad 2 while connected, Scosche said.
Suggested retail is $149. It’s currently available.