Getting busted for texting on your iPhone while driving is slim at best, but this iPad mount, called the Valet Seat Bolt Mount for iPad, all but guarantees a hefty fine from the strong arm of the law for using your iPad while operating a motor vehicle.
The Valet Seat Bolt Mount for iPad is made from carbon fiber, which supposedly will reduce vibrations and shaking, or at the very least appeal to the tuner heads out there. A hinge allows you to control the height, while the mount looks to use a ball and socket design enabling you to rotate the iPad 360 degrees. Remove the iPad holder and the arm can be folded out of the way, though it will obstruct the passenger’s leg room.
Now, the major crux of any smartphone, let alone car iPad mount is the installation. Those silly dual sided stickers never last and mar the interior of your vehicle when and if you remove it. However, The Joy Factory says that this system is simple to install thanks to a Snap-n-Roll design, which can be installed by just “Snap it in and go”. We know it mounts below the car’s seat, but onto what isn’t detailed on the product page.
In addition to an unclear mounting method, we also don’t know if the Valet Seat Bolt Mount for iPad is iPad 2 or just iPad 1 compatible. Joy Factory says “Versatile iPad In-car Retractable Carbon Fiber Seat Bolt Mount (First Generation)” so safe to assume they’re still working on a mount for the iPad 2.
You can purchase the Valet Seat Bolt Mount for iPad for $149.95.