I am being asked more and more to integrate tablets into a boats existing nav set up. As always I try to be certain of the quality of components before I install them for customers. I discovered the Scan Strut ROKK
mounts a while ago and they are really quite amazing. With almost 1/4 turn they lock solidly into place. Scan Strut hired one of the design engineers from Dyson who designed this elegant solution. Hands down the finest ball & socket mount I have ever used.
Finding a truly waterproof case for an iPad that has a robust back mount design proved more difficult than I had anticipated. Some companies that initially made them have stopped production and others were not as water
proof as they claimed. After three or four cases tried I wound up with a LifeProof Nuud case and their mount.
Side view Scanstrut ROKK
mount & iPad Air... The ROKK
mount will even fit at the rounded part of the pedestal
Daylight visibility, overheating
in the direct sun & battery
life of the iPad still sucks, but it is nice to have it firmly mounted. This iPad Air is in a Lifeproof Nuud case SKU: 1901-01 with the Lifeproof Mounting Cradle
SKU: 1935. The Scanstrut ROKK
uses the AMPS adapter plate to connect to the LifeProof mount.
LifeProof Mounting Cradle
with AMPS standard bolt pattern:
You need the adapter (left) RL-505 / AMPS and the ROK mount RL-ARM (right). Together they run a bit over $100.00
This is a great mount for the iPad and when not charging
it remains water
proof. The mount is solid as a rock and can be bumped and nudged without knocking the iPad out of the mounting cradle.
This still does not solve any of the standard iPad issues such as;
Poor daylight visibility
& subsequent shut down in direct sun
But it does get it to your pedestal