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Padholdr iPad 1,2 and 3 Holder for Dash in Vehicles Universal Fit

3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Universal Fit Dash Bracket requires no drilling
  • High Grade Aluminum adjustable Arm
  • Anti-vibration control
  • High Gloss Acrylic Design
  • Adjustable holder to fit cases up to 10.75in wide

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Product Description

Product Description

The Padholdr in dash kits are the best solution for you to mount a tablet in your car. The dash kits bolt to the dash using factory bolts so you can maintain a clean install with no holes drilled in your dash. The typical install time is 15-20 minutes.

From the Manufacturer

Padholdr — Take the Amazing Features of the iPad with You in Your Car

Do you want your entire music and video playlist, streaming internet radio, Netflix, Navigation, Internet, Email, Games, Contacts, and much much more at your fingertips wherever you go? Now you can. The Padholdr is the best solution incorporating the iPad into your car without an expensive custom installation.

Padholdr is the only way to get all of the amazing features of the iPad at use in your car.

Take all the functionality and tools of the iPad on all your travels — while staying safe — with the easily installed Padholdr.

Bring Your iPad Along for the Ride

Padholdr uses the finest parts in the industry to give you a stylish but easy to use and install iPad holder. The Padholdr is made from a laser cut high gloss acrylic sheet and comes with an array of accessories depending on the application. All hardware, and instruction manuals come complete with each kit.

Padholdr for your car is the best solution in the industry for making your iPad work in your car with no custom install. When you order your Padholdr, you will have the ability to install the exact fit for your vehicle. All of our vehicle-specific mounts are meant to be installed without any visible screws showing on the dash board — you'll be able to remove the kit with no visible signs that there was ever a Padholdr in your car!

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Why would I want an iPad in my car?
• Listen to Pandora streaming music for free
• Use Google Maps to find your destination
• Take advantage of Turn-by-Turn Navigation
• Find that unique restaurant and get the phone number via the web
• Play Netflix for the passengers or kids in the back seat on long road trips
• Jot down a note to pick up the groceries when you get off work
• Download your iTunes playlists to iPad & have all your music everywhere you go
• Check traffic and traffic cameras before you leave for work
• Listen to all your local radio stations on the iPad
• Check your email while stuck in traffic
• Show clients a business project or website while on the road with them
• Let your passengers look at pictures of your family

Your Padholdr Car Kit includes a vehicle specific bracket, an adjustable high grade aluminum arm, and our high gloss holder. The install time of a padholdr is anywhere from 5-25 minutes.

Features You'll Take on the Road with You

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Shop Amazon Anywhere
With the Amazon App for iPad you can browse through millions of products online. The Amazon app is great for finding accessories for your iPad too, including the iPad holder by Padholdr.
The Morning News on the Way to Work
The iPad has many news applications including USA Today, Newsweek, CNN, and much more. With the Padholdr installed, easily pull up live news feeds from any source. Waiting for a ferry or train on the way to work in the morning? No need for a newspaper when all your news is live on your dash.
Traffic Alerts with Video Feeds
With the traffic app designed for the iPad, you can now see what the traffic is like in front of you miles down the road. Not only will you see traffic congestion but also live images and video of the roads ahead. There is even an alert that will let you know of major accidents.
iPad into a Hands-Free Phone
Whistle has an app for your iPad to get inexpensive phone service on your iPad. The iPad already has a microphone built into the unit. If you live in a state with mandatory handsfree laws, you're totally compliant with the Padholdr and iPad.
Netflix Streaming
Get the Netflix app for your iPad and enjoy streaming video to everyone in your car! Pick from thousands of titles in the Netflix library and instantly watch them. Padholdr allows you to adjust the screen view so the passengers can see. You can also mount a second Padholdr in the back for rear seat passengers.
Want to check your email when you get in the car? With the Padholdr installed, you can get all of your email easily. The iPad makes it much easier to check emails and open attachments than mobile phones, and it allows you to attach images from your iPad or the internet.
Have all the music from your iTunes library at your fingertips while driving down the road. If you want a new song, just go to the iTunes store and download it. You can get all of your favorite music wherever you go.
Free Music: Pandora
Pandora radio is the best app to have for your car. When Pandora is installed, you are able to take advantage of millions of songs for free. You create your own radio stations that play all of your favorite songs. Pandora also displays artist bios.
Navigation and More
There are numerous navigation apps available for iPad. Co-Pilot is a great app that gives you accurate turn-by-turn directions to wherever you want to go. You can get POI, address, and phonebook searches done at the touch of a button. While using the app, you can also listen to your entire music library and even post on Facebook!
Internet in Your Car
After years of theorizing, it is now possible to receive internet in your vehicle that is affordable and streams well. You can find anything your imagination conjures up while in your car.
Accessible Audio Output
If you have an auxillary jack in your vehicle and don’t want to buy the Bluetooth interface, you can plug the 3.5mm jack into the side of iPad. Padholdr made sure that the output jack of your iPad is never blocked, making it easily accessible.
Bluetooth to Speakers
The iPad has built in Bluetooth and can be paired to your Bluetooth InDash reciever, giving you wireless audio for your system. If you don’t have a Bluetooth reciever, no problem — Padholdr also sells 12-volt Bluetooth recievers.

U-Shape Design provides access to dashboard components. Padholdr works with most iPad cases and allows you to charge your iPad while docked.

All the Ways Padholdr Makes It Easy

Universal Fit for Any Vehicle
Padholdr comes with a universal mounting bracket that fits any vehicle. The universal bracket is meant to mount behind a dash panel so no visible screws will be seen. Having a bracket with no visible screws is very important to have if you are installing a Padholdr in a leased vehicle. The universal bracket is meant to be cut, bent, or trimmed to fit your vehicle. Once the base plate is installed you can attach your holder with our adjustable extension arm.

U-Shape Design
Considering the large screen of the iPad, we want to make sure that the holder doesn’t obstruct any heater, radio, or other controls on the dash while you aren't using the iPad. With the U-Shape, you won’t lose much area on the dash but will still get all of the needed support to cradle the iPad.

Compatible with Most iPad Cases
Do you have a cover for your iPad? Worried it won't work with Padholdr? No worries. Each Padholdr kit comes with adjustable spacers made for adjusting to an iPad case. Each kit comes with four (4) interchangable spacers and an (1) allen wrench for a unique fit. In just minutes, you'll have your Padholdr working with most gel cases.

Charges iPad while Docked
Even with the incredible battery on the iPad, we want to make sure the charger was still able to function. Padholdr was designed with charging in mind — a slot on the side allows any type of iPad charger to be plugged in without interference.

Anti-Vibration Control
The Padholdr was designed for easy adjustment on your dash from one access point (for a smaller footprint) which can increase vibration of the iPad. The Padholdr solution comes in the form of pre-installed bumpons that allow you to press one side of the holder to the dash, significantly decreasing road vibration.

In the Box You'll Find...

These parts are included:
One (1) universal mounting bracket with screws, one (1) 6-inch dual adjustable arm, one (1) Padholdr, four (4) spacers, one (1) Allen wrench, eight (8) bolts, four (4) nuts, one (1) anti-vibration bumpon.

Other parts you'll need to supply:
Phillips Screw Driver, Plyers or Crescent Wrench, dash removal tools (may not be needed). For more questions, please visit or email

Product Information

Technical Details

Item Weight 1.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 2 x 6 x 13 inches
Item model number PH001B
Warranty 1 YEAR
Weight 1.3 Pounds

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #92,191 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
Date First Available May 11, 2010

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I got my Padholder just over a week ago and installed it that evening. Overall I'm pleased with it but like most anything else it's not perfect. I added some pictures you can check out showing the installation.

The device is really comprised of three parts. There is dash bracket that mounts to your vehicle, the adjustable arm, and the iPad frame/holder piece itself. In my case I got the vehicle specific version. It came with a bracket from Panavise that was designed to fit my Nissan Titan pickup. The adjustable arm it turns out is also made by Panavise. They make top notch stuff so I was pleased to see that.

Installation of the dash bracket portion went very smoothly. Although the instructions were a little thin, between them, and what I found on the web I figured it out easily. The only tools I needed were my Swiss Army knife to tease off the bezel around the car radio and a Phillips screw driver. You remove one screw from the radio (more on that below), put the bracket in place and then reinstall the screw. A piece of cake really. The arm mounts to the dash bracket with four included screws. Once you do that it's just a matter of adjusting the arm to get the holder where you want it.

Here are some additional notes for you:
- As I said it's very well constructed from the dash bracket to the adjustable arm to the holder piece itself. I'm confident they will all last a long time.

- It holds the iPad securely and will accommodate some cases. The holder portion includes two sets of four "bumpers". The ones initially installed wouldn't accommodate either of my cases. I switched to the other ones and that allowed my iPad to fit with the smaller of my two cases.
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Note To Readers: This is more of a warning than an official review of the product.

This seemed like kind of a nifty deal, & thought I'd give it a shot. I got the package home & opened it up &... Inside, there are all these screws & instructions telling me to drill holes in my dash to mount this thing...permanently. Now I don't know about anyone else, but the idea of putting permanent holes in the dash of my car for a product that seems to be updated to the next best thing every couple years seems a little unreasonable to me. I don't know what I was thinking, but drilling holes never crossed my mind for whatever reason. Needless to say this was never mounted, this being the reason this isn't an actual review. This may be exactly what you're after, however for myself, wish I would've known in advance exactly what kind of assembly was required.
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The PadHolder is made of high quality black plexiglass and its build quality is impeccable.
It's comprised of the holder itself, made of a sandwich of two C-shaped plexi brackets separated by spacers which hold the iPad, a couple of ball joints and a 4" arm. Both ends of the arm are fitted with Panavise grips.
The PadHolder comes with a large assortment of mounting brackets, and the documentation gives a few valuable installation hints.
Still, don't forget that the iPad is a fairly large device; don't be surprised if it doesn't fit in your Mini, but it should be just fine in most Urban Assault Vehicles and Soccer Mom minivans.

I think it's a little limiting to sell this item as an automotive accessory; it is beautiful enough that you can use it anywhere in your house where you could want to keep an iPad handy (home theatre room, kitchen...)

If you have room for an iPad holder in your car, you can't go wrong with the PadHolder, but don't dismiss it as a car-only solution. It will not look out of place in your home.
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I am not naturally inclined to installing these types of things, but with the help of the website as others have mentioned I was able to install this in my Sierra. I can see how some would complain that the installation is tricky, but in reality, would you rather have to spend some extra time and effort to secure the holder or go with a cheaper option that just uses suction cups and is likely to fall at some point under the weight of the iPad? I'd take the first option. I have no doubt that my iPad is completely secure. You can tell right out of the box that it is high quality and feels very sturdy and durable. It has great range of motion so your passenger can view as well. One feature I absolutely love about this is the ability to adjust it to fit any type of case you may be using. I have so many iPhone accessories that require the removal of the case to function that this is just wonderful beyond words and makes me feel that much more secure about the safety of my iPad. Though a bit pricey, I would recommend it for a quality holder for your car. One last note, to the person who gave it a one star review because he says the description mislead him into thinking he could get 3G on his Wifi iPad with this holder.. really? ;)
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I hated the way the padholdr looked and it was very unstable when installed maybe because they forgot to give me a third screw? Anyways when I returned they charged me a hefty restocking fee. Very upset and would not recommend!
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