Seemingly, Cooper has created the Elementary case to meet the practical demands of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 owners. This rudimentary folio case design provides everyday function and protection all in one sturdily-built, low-cost package.
Cooper Mons 360 Apple iPad Car Mount
Since it lacks a GPS function, why would you possibly want to integrate an iPad into your car? A fair question to ask, but here is how the Cooper Mons versatile car mount can respond - connect it to a console panel or windshield and access the maps app on your device - a good start for answering the main issue at hand. Or run the iTunes player - no more annoying commercials, endless talk-radio chatter and/or loosing reception. But here is the real kicker, the suction-cup can latch onto a variety of surfaces for this solution to have many other facets of use beyond an automobile.
- Can mount on a variety of surfaces
- 360° tablet display rotation
- Bendable arm moves display in any direction
- Device is difficult to remove from the back shell
- Can block driver’s view
- Not heavy-duty
The Cooper Mons car mount is a two-piece design predominantly made of hard plastic. It consists of a back shell to fit the iPad and an arm pedestal with rubber suction-cup that securely attaches to a variety of surfaces, including glass, metal, porcelain-ceramic, and most to plastic-based materials (I do recommend first testing the suction-cup with the desired surface before snapping on the shell with tablet enclosed). The back of the shell-casing features a ball-bearing joint for rotating the tablet 360 degrees between landscape/portrait formats, as well as tilting it left/right and up/down. The bendable arm is covered with plastic, but contains a pliable metal rod on the inside so you can twist and manipulate it in any possible direction and way.
- Works with Apple iPad 1
- Lightweight hard plastic design
- Rubber suction-cup mount securely attaches to a variety of different surfaces
- Detachable back protector shell
- Clear access to all tablet buttons and input/output ports
- Ball-bearing socket rotates display 360°, tilts up/down and pans left/right
- Bendable arm moves the screen display in any direction
Annoyed with commercials and/or loosing radio reception? The Cooper Mons maintains open use of the tablet’s audio jack, volume-controls and speakers for running your iTunes without any interruptions. Though built for use in a car, let’s just call this what it really is - a mount! It can be used anyplace that has glass, metal, porcelain-ceramic, or plastic surfaces - latching onto upright, upside-down, sideways, or points in between. The arm is rather difficult to maneuver, but the user can inevitably display the iPad in any angle and formatted-position.
Not designed for device protection.
The user needs to be extra careful when removing the iPad from the shell-casing, the plastic here can crack, notably the corners. The Cooper Mons is not as strong and sturdy as a RAM mount, yet this design is durable enough to handle the load of holding your tablet for weekday commutes, long road trips and weekend adventures, or lightweight duty around the home/office.
Indeed many cases designed for the iPad are dropping in cost on a consistent basis nowadays, and although not heavy-duty, $18.95 for this useful solution is certainly a bargain!
As a cyclist and pedestrian, why would I vouch for an accessory that can possibly distract a driver’s attention? Simple, the Cooper Mons doesn’t cost very much and it is as easy to operate as your car. Perhaps what influences my recommendation even more is its versatile design for extended use beyond an automobile.