Best Car Tablet Holders

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 28, 2017
Spend much time driving a car? Want to be aware of the latest news or entertain your passengers? Having purchased a car tablet holder, you will always have your gadget before your eyes when on the go. Thus, you will always be able to keep yourself up-to-date. Wow! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
PLACEMENT
COMPATIBILITY
MOUNTING
GADGET-CRADLE FIXATION
GADGET DIAGONAL
 
PROS
Due to the flexible design and 18” tripod, the holder can be bent, turned in any direction and around the axis.
CONS
Screwing is the only way to mount this reliable holder.
OUR VERDICT
A great tablet holder at an attractive price, designed to hold most modern tablets from various brands with different screen diagonals.
detailed parameters
PLACEMENT
Car Seat, Floor, Ceiling
COMPATIBILITY
Tablet
MOUNTING
Bolt floor (optional: floor or dash drill in bracket)
GADGET-CRADLE FIXATION
Adjustable clamping
GADGET DIAGONAL
7-12 inches
PROS
This car tablet holder is the easiest to mount. All you need to do is mount it onto a CD slot. The holder easily fits all devices and allows for both portrait and landscape orientation.
CONS
Blocks free access to a CD-player.
OUR VERDICT
This is an affordable and stretchable car tablet holder, designed to securely hold most gadgets. Mounting is a snap and needs no wires or screws.
detailed parameters
PLACEMENT
CD-player slot
COMPATIBILITY
Tablet, GPS car navigator, Smartphone
MOUNTING
CD slot
GADGET-CRADLE FIXATION
Adjustable clamping
GADGET DIAGONAL
Up to 11 inches
PROS
The only car tablet holder in our review covered with a lifetime warranty. It doesn't block any ports or buttons, just holds the things for your comfortable use.
CONS
If carelessly used, the holder might scratch the ventilation grate.
OUR VERDICT
A perfect money and quality ratio product which is definitely worth your attention. It will serve you for years, keeping all your gadgets right before your eyes.
detailed parameters
PLACEMENT
Ventilation grate
COMPATIBILITY
Tablet
MOUNTING
Grip holder
GADGET-CRADLE FIXATION
Adjustable clamping
GADGET DIAGONAL
7-11 inches
PROS
It comes with both a smartphone holder and a tablet holder. Its 10-inch arm absorbs car vibrations, ensuring a stable viewing platform.
CONS
It fits cup holders up to 3.75 inches only.
OUR VERDICT
A universal car tablet holder provides tool-free installation and offers perfect viewing without blocking your dashboard.
detailed parameters
PLACEMENT
Car cup holder
COMPATIBILITY
Tablet, Smartphone
MOUNTING
Slide lock spring
GADGET-CRADLE FIXATION
Adjustable clamping
GADGET DIAGONAL
Tablet: 7-10.2 inches Smartphone: 2-3.7 inches (device width)
PROS
Firm grip and rubber coating of the holder ensure safety of your gadget on the road, even when driving over bumps.
CONS
Due the mount location, drivers cannot use their gadgets on the go.
OUR VERDICT
This model is perfect for entertaining back seat passengers. Consumers who have children and travel together a lot will surely appreciate it.
detailed parameters
PLACEMENT
Headrest
COMPATIBILITY
Tablet, GPS car navigator, Smartphone
MOUNTING
Clamp
GADGET-CRADLE FIXATION
Adjustable clamping
GADGET DIAGONAL
4-11 inches

What is a Car Tablet Holder

Some day or the other car owners have to face an issue concerning convenient placement of their gadgets in a car. Agree that it’s risky to keep a steering wheel in one hand and hold a tablet PC in the other. That's why people are looking for an alternative way to accommodate their digital devices in a car. Having bought an original or universal car tablet holder, you will easily solve this problem. In general, a car tablet holder is convenient both for car drivers and back seat passengers. This review presents the key features of car tablet holders and main peculiarities of their maintenance.

We would also recommend you to consider сar DVD players and portable TVs reviews if you want to entertain yourself with good films or music during long car trips.

What Features to Compare

Mounting

A car tablet holder is an item designed for keeping your tablet before your eyes while driving. And mounting is the first thing you should consider before buying one. So, what are the possible ways to fix your tablet holder in your car?

  • Attaching a holder to a windscreen or a dashboard is the most popular way of mounting. Nevertheless, it can't be considered as the most reliable because the item is usually fastened to the surface with the help of an adhesive disk which can loosen its surface tack. Furthermore, such disk may leave some sticky residue. Overall, such item will not be appropriate for keeping heavy digital devices.
  • Fastening a tablet holder to a ventilation grate with an adjustable clamp has also gained a wide popularity. However, you should bear in mind that if you drive your car on an extremely bumpy road, the vibration might even damage a ventilation grate. Besides, such kind of mounting impedes a car defog system functioning.
  • You can also mount your tablet holder in a CD-player slot. This kind of fastening is quite popular today since most cars have CD-players.
  • Screwing a holder to a car seat, floor or headrest is the only totally reliable way of mounting. Even so, most consumers do not want to drill holes in the upholstery of their car interior.

Compatibility

The next thing we want to draw your attention to is a car tablet holder’s compatibility with gadgets. In general, there are two kinds of tablet holders – original and universal. Original holders are designed for certain gadget models or a narrow product range. As for universal models, their height and width are adjustable. Such holders were designed to fit the dimensions of most popular mobile gadgets. Beyond any doubt, those drivers who have several gadgets with a different diagonal length will prefer a universal car tablet holder.

Construction and Fixation

There are three construction types: monolithic, swivel ball, and flexible construction. First, a monolithic construction implies that a cradle is reliably secured to the surface. Note that such construction does not allow changing display’s cant angle. Second, a swivel ball construction is very convenient in use due to its mobility. For example, you can easily adjust the cant angle of your gadget’s display. Finally, a flexible construction is the most reliable in maintenance. Having accommodated your mobile device in a cradle located at the end of a flexible bracket, you will always be able to choose the best tracks from your playlist to amuse yourself while driving. Owing to peculiarities of such construction, you can rotate a holder around the axis. Regarding a fixation of a gadget in a cradle, you can choose among a magnetic fixation, cone (adjustable clamping), and adhesive fixation. Note that a magnetic fixation is very convenient in use and provides an easy removal of the gadget. However, your tablet may fall down at extremely sharp turns. A cone clamping is more reliable in this sense but it does not allow removing your mobile device quickly. An adjustable clamping implies fixation of your gadget in a cradle with polyurethane hold-down clips. Holders with adhesive disk cannot boast a long lifespan and they are more appropriate for lightweight gadgets with a smooth surface.

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DigitlMobile Robust Seat Bolt Tablet Car Mount Vehicle Swivel Cradle Mount Holder

Mounting

This car tablet holder can be mounted to the right side of a driver's seat. Thus, consumers will not be distracted from car driving when using this construction. Note that screwing is the only reliable way to mount this holder. In other words, you will have to drill holes in the upholstery of your car's interior. Besides, you can attach the construction to the bolt of the seat track, to a car floor or a ceiling. At our best guess, such kind of mounting is the most preferable among its counterparts since it is not detrimental to car’s interior.

Review of DigitlMobile Robust Seat Bolt Tablet Car Mount Vehicle Swivel Cradle Mount Holder

Compatibility

DigitlMobile device is great for such tablets as IPad Pro, LG G Pad, Nexus, and Sony. Moreover, the cradle is also excellent for keeping e-Books and GPS navigators at the level of your eyes. Note that the maximal diagonal of the tablets appropriate for this holder is 12 inches while the minimal is 7 inches. In other words, this tablet holder can fit a vast variety of modern tablets represented on the international market. Such a good motivation to buy it!

DigitlMobile Robust Seat Bolt Tablet Car Mount Vehicle Swivel Cradle Mount Holder in the use

Construction and Fixation

As for the design, DigitlMobile auto tablet holder is an 18-inch flexible bracket providing a 360° rotation around its axis. Thus, the construction is very convenient to use. Moreover, you can also fix the tablet PC in the cradle with a special clamp. Due to four hold-down clips, you will not have to worry about safety of your device while driving. No accidental falls anymore! It should be noted that the cradle width can be adjusted from 6.7 to 10.6 inches while the distance between hold-down clips is 4.5 inches.

Detailed review of DigitlMobile Robust Seat Bolt Tablet Car Mount Vehicle Swivel Cradle Mount Holder

DigitlMobile Robust Seat Bolt Tablet Car Mount Vehicle Swivel Cradle Mount Holder
DigitlMobile Robust Seat Bolt Tablet Car Mount Vehicle Swivel Cradle Mount Holder
 

Koomus CD-Air Tab CD Slot Universal Tablet PC Car Mount Holder

Mounting

As to mounting of this car tablet holder, a CD-player slot is the only appropriate place to do it. Thus, you will always be able to keep your mobile device at hand. Due to a special fixator, installation of the holder is a span so even a 5-year child can cope with it. Nevertheless, such mounting may impede the normal functioning of a car CD-player. We consider such shortcoming as insignificant because your digital gadget will provide you with interesting and diverse information for keeping up-to-date.

Review of Koomus CD-Air Tab CD Slot Universal Tablet PC Car Mount Holder

Compatibility

Concerning compatibility, Koomus holder is good for various smartphones and other tablet PCs. Furthermore, it is also appropriate for keeping a GPS navigator or e-Book before your eyes. Note that the maximal diagonal length of your mobile device must not exceed 11 inches. Otherwise, the tablet holder's cradle will not accommodate it. Customers report that this holder is ideal for such gadgets as IPad 3, 4, IPad Air, IPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note 3, 4, etc. Overall, we strongly recommend you to ponder on purchasing this item!

Koomus CD-Air Tab CD Slot Universal Tablet PC Car Mount Holder in the use

Construction and Fixation

Koomus holder has a very sturdy swivel ball construction. In a word, it makes a portrait and a landscape orientation possible. What's more, you can easily fix the mobile device in the cradle at a click of a button. With the One Touch Lever, you can put in and take out your gadget easily from the cradle. As the width of the cradle can reach 7.68 inches, this construction is suitable for most modern gadgets sold around the world. To sum up, this holder is pretty universal and convenient to use. Bingo!

Detailed review of Koomus CD-Air Tab CD Slot Universal Tablet PC Car Mount Holder

Koomus CD-Air Tab CD Slot Universal Tablet PC Car Mount Holder
Koomus CD-Air Tab CD Slot Universal Tablet PC Car Mount Holder
 

Okra Universal

Mounting

A ventilation grate is an ideal place for mounting this vent tablet holder. Having installed this unit, you will always have your digital device at hand, not deflecting your attention from driving. All you have to do is fasten the holder to the ventilation grate with a special grip. Hence, such mounting ensures firm grip of your holder so that it stays in place even while driving bumpy roads. Don't spend a fortune, get this nice and reliable car tablet holder and make sure your tablet PC is safe and sound, and always before your eyes.

Review of Okra Universal Tablet Air Vent Car Mount Holder with 360° Rotating swivel

Compatibility

Okra Universal Car Tablet Holder has been designed to hold a tablet PC only. Though some customers say they can also use it for their eBooks and GPS navigators (if their diagonal length is not less than 7 inches). The beauty about this car tablet holder is that it can be used for a wide variety of tablet PCs presented on the market today, so you can buy it without hesitation even if you’ve got an 11-inch iPad 1/2/3/4, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, Asus, etc. This holder will come in handy for all customers who go with the times and follow fashion trends.

Okra Universal Tablet Air Vent Car Mount Holder with 360° Rotating swivel in the use

Construction and Fixation

As the Okra Universal has a swivel ball construction, it will be easy to choose an optimum cant angle of your gadget's display. Four hold-down clips provide a strong fixation of the gadget while all its buttons and ports are totally accessible to consumers. It should also be noted that such fixation can prevent your digital devices from falling apart even while turning sharp and driving off-road. Moreover, the manufacturer provides this holder with a lifetime warranty! Such a win-win product!

Detailed review of Okra Universal Tablet Air Vent Car Mount Holder with 360° Rotating swivel

Okra Universal
Okra Universal
 

iKross 2-in-1 Adjustable

Rev Up!

Sure enough, it’s hardly possible to find more reliable attachments than bolts and screws. In terms of mounting reliability, this is also true for the iKross 2-in-1 adjustable cup mount holder. Unlike other models on the shortlist, it offers tool-free installation, yet providing reliable fixation of your mobile devices. How is it possible, you wonder. The unique iKross 2-in-1 cup mount holder is easily inserted into your car cup holder and fixed firmly with a special groove. It’s truly the easiest and yet the most reliable mounting system! Another important benefit of such attachment is that it will always keep your device within your sight. However, it should be noted that the iKross 2-in-1 cup mount holder is not suitable for everybody. It fits only cup holders up to 3.75 inches. Otherwise, the holder base won’t be fixed firmly and there is a risk of it falling out. Basically, it’s next to impossible, but it can be rather annoying anyway. Besides, this cup mount holder won’t be suitable for those who often use cup holders for coffee and other drinks on the go. But for other users, it will be of a great value indeed. So, rev up and be sure your devices are going to be safe and sound no matter how fast you drive your car!

Review of iKross 2-in-1 Adjustable Cup Mount Holder

Interesting To Know

The car interior accessories suppliers continue contributing to our driving comfort by producing new car products. It’s interesting to know that the Japanese were the first who created a special plastic "potato holder" to use in a car cup holder and carry French Fries in a car. Even though people could easily do without such holders, they started to get used to them, for they'd been widely promoted here and there and given actually for free. The Japanese "potato" holder inventors encouraged people to go on McDonald's official website and leave there their comments on how the holders could be used in other more creative way. The most popular replies were received from car owners who used "potato" holders for storage of pens and credit cards. And there was a suggestion from another driver to use this holder for a smartphone. 

iKross 2-in-1 Adjustable Cup Mount Holder in the use

More Products To Consider

Bestrix universal headrest cradle car mount Holder can be fixed to a headrest of your car. It’s compatible with most 7''-11'' tablets. This car mount holder is ideal for keeping your back seat passengers entertained.

Detailed review of iKross 2-in-1 Adjustable Cup Mount Holder

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iKross 2-in-1 Adjustable
iKross 2-in-1 Adjustable
 

Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder

Mounting

If you’re looking for a car tablet holder to keep it before your eyes, this Bestrix model won’t suit. The manufacturer has put an idea in the design of a car tablet holder that would hold the device and entertain those people who travel by car on a back seat. Which is a perfect option for families with kids and those who like traveling all together a lot. Fixed to the headrest, it can hold most of the gadgets securely in place regardless of the road thanks to adjustable clamping. It won’t fall off and keep all your car occupants amused, that’s for sure.

Review of Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder

Compatibility

As for compatibility, the holder was designed for such gadgets as smartphones, tablets, e-Books, and GPS navigators. It is self-evident that this model is universal. The only thing you should note is that gadgets must be no less than 4 inches and no more than 11 inches in diagonal for their successful installation. In other words, this item is good for such popular models as Samsung Tab S2, Tab E, Tab 4, LG GPAD PRO, Dell Tablets, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Voyage, etc.

Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder in the use

Construction and Fixation

A construction of the Bestrix holder can provide a 360° rotation of the gadget around the axis and adjust a convenient cant angle of the display. Besides, mobile devices can be fixed in a cradle with hold-down clips located at the distance of 3.15 - 4.93 inches from each other and extending upper part that can be adjusted from 4.33 to 8.67 inches. A special rubber pad of the holder will protect the back side of your gadget from scratches and other damage.

Detailed review of Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder

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Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder
Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder
Bestrix Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount Holder
 

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