unfortunately amazon says those are not available anymore, anyone else have a recommendation? I just ordered 3 different mounts to test out. Unfortunately our first 3 choices were too wide for the headrest.These are the mounts we used.
Some pro parenting tips right there. Might have to borrow that in a few years.Both kids 6-9 have ipads though 9 yr old just got a Chrome book for school stuff / typing etc. Both do school stuff on the Ipads also.
For road trips exceeding 2 hours we take ipads. Typically in a week total screen time is 1-2 hours. Long road trips that goes out the window. Except they are not connected we pre load content. At various points the eldest is asked to research points of interest and act as tour guide at which point mom typically activates her teathering on her cell phone so eldest can research.
Pre loaded content our kids have taken to swapping ipads on their own sometimes to view other/s content etc.
We tried head phones but found we like to be able to eavesdrop on them occasionally from the front seats. No mounts or other gimmicky stuff to clutter up the car and attract parking lot smash and grabs during stops.
Necropost update:double post suckas!!!
Actually, my *ideal* setup would be sort of like the airplane systems:
1) rear headrest mounted (or removable) Touchscreen monitors that can independently watch or stream preloaded movies / video clips
OR 2) both can be controlled by a 3rd remote device to watch a particular video simultaneously in sync (i.e. during the preflight safety video). I would love if the headrest monitors were basically just dummy terminals (touchscreen monitors only) and that the main guts / computer control / loaded video memory resided in the 3rd remote device (maybe stored on a microSD card or similar easily removable device), which ideally I would like to have as a small parent / driver controlled ipod like device. Haven't been able to find any kind of setup like this though.... dunno if that makes sense to you all.
If anyone has any leads on something like this, please post it up!
oh and Happy New Year!
Tru dat. In a way, yes it’s sad. Don’t get me wrong - I actually haven’t had to bust out the monitors yet... But we also haven’t taken any long (over two hours) road trips. As the kids get older I’m sure it’ll all be less necessary.And to think that, when I was a kid, our summer trips often meant 500 miles of driving a day. We passed the time by talking to each other, watching the scenery, and counting license plates from different states. We all reached adulthood with no permanent damage.
I took a stack of books. On a 3 week road trip from Ohio to CA and back I went through 20 books (about 10,000 pages).And to think that, when I was a kid, our summer trips often meant 500 miles of driving a day. We passed the time by talking to each other, watching the scenery, and counting license plates from different states. We all reached adulthood with no permanent damage.