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Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets: iPad, iPad Mini/Air, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy 10.1, Viewsonic Gtablet, Blackberry Playbook, HTC Flyer, iPhone, BlackBerry, Galaxy S4, S3, S2

Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets: iPad, iPad Mini/Air, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy 10.1, Viewsonic Gtablet, Blackberry Playbook, HTC Flyer, iPhone, BlackBerry, Galaxy S4, S3, S2

  • Package includes: Cup Holder Mount, Cradle (1), Cradle (2)
  • Cradle (1): Universal holder design which is available for 7"-10.1" tablets like iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.
  • Cradle (2): All iPhone models with cases and other smart phones like Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc.
  • Heavy duty screw type mount includes square connector for 360 degree adjustment.
  • Adjustable pivoting action hinges for 180 degree vertical and horizontal adjustment.
Satechi SCH-121 mount and holder for smart phones and tablets is the ideal solution for drivers seeking a hands-free solution in their vehicle. The Satechi SCH-121 is always within easy reach, safe and convenient. It features an extra secure mount that has adjustable pivoting action: up and down, left and right. The Satechi SCR-31 Cradle (1) is designed to fit 7"-10.1" tablets, allowing stable and secure mounting and full access to all buttons and functions. Wilth Cradle (2), you can mount iPhon

List Price: $ 49.99 Price: $ 37.99

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent iPhone/iPad holder, February 29, 2012
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I had a windshield mount for my iPhone. It was a very nice one from RAM mounts, however, I wanted one that fit in the cup holder in my Tundra. I was pleasantly surprised at the build quality and excellent usability of this mount. Just twist to size and insert. Very versatile and very easily configured for almost any position. It's a little too light duty for my heavy iPad 1 with case, but not by much. It should be fine for the iPad 2 or the upcoming iPad 3. Easy to switch from iPhone to iPad and the arm is multi-jointed and moves at the touch of a button at each joint. VERY happy with this purchase, and the vendor is first-rate. You won't be sorry. Oh, and this will work for any phone or pad, not just Apple products - TONS of room. One final note - the pad carrier will work even with a fairly thick cover.

Very nice, guys. Highly recommended and would definitely purchase from this vendor again.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding mount. Wish I'd have found this sooner., June 29, 2012
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Oh my.

I've been through six mounting brackets to hold my phone. I've tried vent clip-mounted, cup-holder mounted and even permanently mounted. Most of them were exceedingly poor at stabilizing the phone for one-handed use while driving - launching apps and pressing the home button, nothing as sophisticated at texting or anything that takes that volume of precise taps. So when I decided to look for a mount to hold my iPad in place for use as a GPS, my expectations were low.

The Satechi uses extendable, cushioned prongs to push against the sides of the cup holder to keep the base snugly in place. It holds very firmly without scratching the insides of the cup holder. Installing or removing the base is as simple as placing the base in the cup holder and twisting the extension arm to lock or release the base. The unit comes with two brackets, one for a phone and another for a tablet. Each bracket is easily attachable or removable via a sliding sleeve which locks on to a square notch on the top of the extension arm. Adding or removing your device is as simple as pressing the release button to allow the cushioned pressure arms to extend to their fullest size or squeezing ratcheting arms against the sides of the device.

Pros:
* Exceedingly stable, even when pressing the top of the device (furthest point from the fulcrum point at the base of the unit)
* Supports many different types of devices.
* Two brackets, one for a phone and one for a tablet
* Cup base doesn't scratch the cup holder
* The extender arm pivot (where the bracket attaches) is adjustable to change the device's angle
* Can mount my iPad in portrait or landscape
* Cushioned arms to hold the device in place

Cons:
* Due to the location of the pressure arms on the tablet bracket, there's no room for a 30-pin cable to be plugged in when holding the iPad in landscape mode. This is an annoyance for me because when the iPad is in portrait my polarized sunglasses are in phase with the iPad and I can't see the screen.
* When installing the base, you have to do a little trial and error to twist the base to get both the maximum amount of hold and the right rotational angle to face me.
* The square notch can rotate around a pivot point, but it locks at about 15 degree angles, so if your cup holder is stylized so that its tube is not perfectly perpendicular with the ground the extension arm doesn't go perfectly up and you can't quite get the rotation so that the device appears to be perfectly straight.

Conclusion:
This mount isn't perfect but it's close enough to be a must-buy for anyone looking for a high-quality, heavy-use mount.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but frustrations after a while. (Updated), July 10, 2012
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**Update**
I'll keep my original review below in which I gave 4 stars. Down to 2 stars now. I've used it a bit more now. I have determined that they should have designed it so you can twist something on the top of the base to allow the gripper pads to extend without having to turn the entire tablet. Very annoying and difficult to get it at just the right viewing angle and tight at the same time. Then, once it is tight in the cup holder there should be a turning access so you can rotate the tablet without loosening the grip. This alone brought it to 3 stars. I dropped it to 2 stars because of the price. It really should be around $20 for what you get.

Old review:

The design is nice. The part that grasps the tablet does so with enough pressure. One thing to think about is when it is turned sideways, only half the tablet is grasped. The other half is not. It holds it pretty well though.

The part that goes in the cup holder is almost perfect. As you turn the entire top piece (tablet included) 3 rubber rectangle pieces come out of the bottom fitting to wedge in the cup holder. Problem is, I want to get it in there tight, but to do that I have to turn the tablet. So you will need to position it just right so when you turn the tablet the rubber feet come out and grasp the inside of the cup holder. Or you can have it turned already so the feet slide right into the cup holder without turning, but it may wobble a little.

Once it is in the cup holder, it doesn't come out that far. If you want to put it in a front seat, middle console cup holder and have the kids in the back seat watch it, forget about it. It doesn't reach. I just can't turn it enough. Plus the tablet would be basically sitting on the cup holder with means they couldn't watch it very well.

Otherwise, I like the product.
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  1. Terry "Terry"
    42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent iPhone/iPad holder, February 29, 2012
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    Terry “Terry” (WA – USA) –

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    This review is from: Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets: iPad, iPad Mini/Air, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy 10.1, Viewsonic Gtablet, Blackberry Playbook, HTC Flyer, iPhone, BlackBerry, Galaxy S4, S3, S2 (Electronics)
    I had a windshield mount for my iPhone. It was a very nice one from RAM mounts, however, I wanted one that fit in the cup holder in my Tundra. I was pleasantly surprised at the build quality and excellent usability of this mount. Just twist to size and insert. Very versatile and very easily configured for almost any position. It’s a little too light duty for my heavy iPad 1 with case, but not by much. It should be fine for the iPad 2 or the upcoming iPad 3. Easy to switch from iPhone to iPad and the arm is multi-jointed and moves at the touch of a button at each joint. VERY happy with this purchase, and the vendor is first-rate. You won’t be sorry. Oh, and this will work for any phone or pad, not just Apple products – TONS of room. One final note – the pad carrier will work even with a fairly thick cover.

    Very nice, guys. Highly recommended and would definitely purchase from this vendor again.

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  2. Arkansas Consultant
    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding mount. Wish I’d have found this sooner., June 29, 2012
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    This review is from: Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets: iPad, iPad Mini/Air, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy 10.1, Viewsonic Gtablet, Blackberry Playbook, HTC Flyer, iPhone, BlackBerry, Galaxy S4, S3, S2 (Electronics)
    Oh my.

    I’ve been through six mounting brackets to hold my phone. I’ve tried vent clip-mounted, cup-holder mounted and even permanently mounted. Most of them were exceedingly poor at stabilizing the phone for one-handed use while driving – launching apps and pressing the home button, nothing as sophisticated at texting or anything that takes that volume of precise taps. So when I decided to look for a mount to hold my iPad in place for use as a GPS, my expectations were low.

    The Satechi uses extendable, cushioned prongs to push against the sides of the cup holder to keep the base snugly in place. It holds very firmly without scratching the insides of the cup holder. Installing or removing the base is as simple as placing the base in the cup holder and twisting the extension arm to lock or release the base. The unit comes with two brackets, one for a phone and another for a tablet. Each bracket is easily attachable or removable via a sliding sleeve which locks on to a square notch on the top of the extension arm. Adding or removing your device is as simple as pressing the release button to allow the cushioned pressure arms to extend to their fullest size or squeezing ratcheting arms against the sides of the device.

    Pros:
    * Exceedingly stable, even when pressing the top of the device (furthest point from the fulcrum point at the base of the unit)
    * Supports many different types of devices.
    * Two brackets, one for a phone and one for a tablet
    * Cup base doesn’t scratch the cup holder
    * The extender arm pivot (where the bracket attaches) is adjustable to change the device’s angle
    * Can mount my iPad in portrait or landscape
    * Cushioned arms to hold the device in place

    Cons:
    * Due to the location of the pressure arms on the tablet bracket, there’s no room for a 30-pin cable to be plugged in when holding the iPad in landscape mode. This is an annoyance for me because when the iPad is in portrait my polarized sunglasses are in phase with the iPad and I can’t see the screen.
    * When installing the base, you have to do a little trial and error to twist the base to get both the maximum amount of hold and the right rotational angle to face me.
    * The square notch can rotate around a pivot point, but it locks at about 15 degree angles, so if your cup holder is stylized so that its tube is not perfectly perpendicular with the ground the extension arm doesn’t go perfectly up and you can’t quite get the rotation so that the device appears to be perfectly straight.

    Conclusion:
    This mount isn’t perfect but it’s close enough to be a must-buy for anyone looking for a high-quality, heavy-use mount.

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