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'An absolute game changer for family road trips': This headrest-mounted tablet holder is just $14 at Amazon

We could build a mountain with the variety of car-focused phone mounts that are on the market, but you know what we don't see a lot of? Tablet mounts. These are handy for holding up a tablet while the kids kick back and watch a movie, or while you read your favorite Kindle title (perhaps paired with this page turner?) The Lamicall Tablet Headrest Holder is on sale right now at Amazon.

This versatile mount can fit devices between 4.7 inches and 12.9 inches in size. 

$18 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal? 💰

At this price, this tablet holder is on par for the lowest price we've ever seen it go for. It's one of the most affordable options out there, too, with most of the competition starting at $18 or more.

Why do I need this? 🤔

The main draw of this tablet mount is its broad compatibility. While Lamicall says it is universally compatible, we're hesitant to declare that since every tablet hasn't been tested — and a few reviewers said it wouldn't fit theirs. But as far as the main tablet choices go, you're set. It can even hold phones, too. You can also rotate the mount 360 degrees without removing it from the seat.

There's a soft rubber lining on the inside of the grip that protects your devices, while the telescoping arm absorbs vibrations to prevent the tablet from bouncing around on a bumpy road. It's designed to fit in most vehicle types, as long as they have metal headrest arms. The company specifically names Volvo as one type of car this does not work with.

Since this can easily be swapped between portrait and landscape mode, you could even mount something like a Nintendo Switch and play games while on the road. Just not while you're driving!

lamicall tablet mount on the back of a car seat
This tablet mount is great for road trips, naps in the car, or even squeezing in a few rounds of Mario Kart. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

Over 9,300 people have left a five-star review for this gadget. That's a lot of hands-free tablet time.

Pros 👍

One fan raved about its stability. "Our previous iPad mount had seen better days, so it was time for an update. This is WAY sturdier than our old one. The iPad doesn't rotate or swivel when you take tight turns or hit large bumps."

Gamers have even found it to be useful for spending a bit of downtime. "It works great for Nintendo Switch screens and tablets."

"The installation is incredibly simple. The adjustable clamp securely attaches to the headrest, ensuring that the tablet mount stays in place even during bumpy rides. The versatility of this holder, compatible with a wide range of tablets and devices, is a huge advantage. We've used it with iPads, Galaxy Tabs and other tablets, and it accommodates all of them effortlessly," wrote one user.

Cons 👎

A few customers had complaints about the location of the handles in relation to the buttons on a tablet. "The only downside is where the handles are, I've bumped the power and volume buttons when trying to load it length wise for movies."

Other shoppers disliked that they couldn't leave the case on their tablets while using the mount. "Only downside is that her iPad doesn't fit when it has its cover on."

There's also a red version of this tablet mount, but it isn't currently on sale. But that's okay — black goes with anything!

$18 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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