The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Vertere Passenger Universal Tablet Headrest Car Mount
The Vertere Passenger tablet car mount is a decent solution for neutralizing some problems that many drivers face. The low, affordable cost may help off-set expensive fuel costs, but most importantly, it displays any tablet in a number of angles and formats for keeping impatient backseat passengers in check.
- Fits any tablet size
- 360° tablet display rotation
- Up/down tilt and left/right pan movement
- Problematic cradle design
- Clamping-feet can cover buttons on some devices
- Not heavy-duty
The Vertere Passenger universal headrest tablet car mount is a two-part design consisting of a holder cradle with four clamping feet, which snaps onto the headrest attachment piece. The adjustable cradle expands from a minimum 5.5” (14cm) to maximum 10” (25.5cm) high, welcoming any table size. It’s even possible to keep your device enclosed in a tablet protector , folio or book-style case , as the clamping feet are also expandable to include soft rubber pads to help grip/cushion the device or case sides. The one drawback is that the top two feet (4.1”/10.5cm wide) can cover buttons/volume-controls on smaller tablets sized 8” or less, if not center-positioned, like the Playbook.
- Universal design to fit any size tablet
- Apple Smart Cover compatible
- Works with tablets enclosed in a back protector or lightweight/slim folio case
- Fits on standard car headrest bars (1.5 cm in diameter)
- Clear access to controls/features on most devices
- Lightweight hard plastic design
- All clamping components lined with rubber padding
- Ball-bearing socket rotates display 360°, tilts up/down and pans left/right
- Swinging arm component adjusts screen display up/down or left/right
The clamping feet can cover some buttons, specifically those on smaller devices, so be sure to double-check the measurements here to see if they will align properly. The ball-bearing joint and swivel-arm action combine to set-up an ideal display angle position, for not only the person sitting behind the seat it’s mounted on, but other passengers too.
Not designed for device protection.
The cradle is the big let down here - the clamping feet don't lock so their flimsiness makes for a difficult time fitting the tablet, and often requires an extra set of hands. The device does shake and rattle some, but this plastic design is durable enough to handle everyday highway/surface-street commutes, as well as family vacation road trips.
$24.95 can help off-set expensive fuel costs, but I am not sure it's enough to off-set some other user-friendlier car mount designs. This solution would be more valuable to tablet owners who can't find another that is designed specifically for their device.
You don't need an abundant wallet here, just an ample amount of patience for fitting any tablet into the cradle piece. In the end, patience will be rewarded with a solution that can keep fidgety backseat passengers in check.