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Good but not great...
on February 19, 2012
The mount comes in two parts, the black plastic cradle and the cup holder insert with the very stiff gooseneck.
On the cradle are two possible positions to attach the gooseneck. Picture two rectangles with a bolt hole in each corner; you'll attach the gooseneck to one of these. And, that's where the "good but not great" comes in.
With the gooseneck vertical and slightly bent, the orientation of both of these "rectangles" is horizontal (landscape). Since the gooseneck to cradle fixture is fixed, you WILL NOT be able to just rotate the iPad in its cradle after you attach the two parts unless you buy another part from the Ram Mounts people. If you prefer a vertical (portrait) look to your iPad you can bend the gooseneck down so it is horizontal. WARNING: However, this is not ideal, and a Ram Mounts guy told me on the phone that manipulating the gooseneck too much will cause it to fail (probably what happened to a couple of reviewers here).
Be sure to cinch the bolts down "manly tight;" that takes all the play out of the cradle.
If you don't mind the landscape positioning of your iPad, this will work for you.
Three stars only. Four or five stars if it came with the requisite mount swivel.