Laptop Stand

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 23:20
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Well bit underthree weeks to go before we head off to tassie and vic high country. Missus not impressed when heard she would be nursing laptop across nullabor, around Tassie and every other place in between. Anyone in Perth know where to look for laptop stand for Jeep Grand Cherokee??

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Andy
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Reply By: Member - Trevor M (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:08

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:08
Your other option is to get a 7-8" monitor so that you can put the laptop under the seat or someplace convenient. I have a GU Patrol and have found that if you remove the console ashtray the screen mount can be cable tied into the ashtray section and is convenient for trips (don't leave it there around the city)

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Follow Up By: Jeepster-WA - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:33

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:33
Thanks trev, whats a couple hundred more after spending thousands already, will start looking.

Andy
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Reply By: Member - David (WA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:12

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:12
Andy,

I found this website a few weeks back, local, meaning Australia, dealers are Johnny Appleseed in Vic. There is one other. They are listed on the dealer page.
The web address is www.ram-mount.com

Hope this helps

David
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Reply By: ro-dah-o - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:13

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:13
have a look on ebay for the LCD screens. You can pick up a 7-8 inch LCD with touch screen facility (no keyboard!!) for the 250-500 mark. Well worth the investment and it might keep the missus a bit happier

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Mike
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Follow Up By: Jeepster-WA - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:34

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:34
Thanks ro, whats a couple hundred more after spending thousands already, will start looking. Will make the missus happy anyway.

Cheers

Andy
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:39

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:39
let us know how you go and more so what the missus thinks, might give me a bit more ammo in my quest- they can be hard sometimes :)

We just did the run across the nullabor and back at xmas--winge winge winge - shell be glad you got, esp if you can watch dvds through the computer

safe travelling
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 01:47

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 01:47
Bought a 7" touchscreen and have used it once. IMHO they are a pain in the bum.
Still too small a screen for my eyes.

When someone buys my touchscreen, I will get a universal laptop mount such as shown on the Versatrue Website. (Already have the base mount and connector)

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 01:51

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 01:51
Bugga!

The link didn't work. Try the following and drill down under Device Mounts section:-

Versatrue Mounting Systems
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:34

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:34
They look the go.
How would the laptop go on these sorts of mounts over the bumps. I would have thought being fixed to the floor for example it would get pretty jolted.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 14:50

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 14:50
Should be OK Oz.

The vehicle mount I currently use clamps to the "panic handle" on the console. I haven't tried this yet with the weight of a laptop but I also got a surface mount to replace the clamp if necessary. This would be fixed (bolted) to the console.

Bit of trial and error I think.

The Versatrue mounting solutions are top quality, the only problem being the overseas dispatch is quite expensive. You have to weigh this up with the express delivery system they use though. I ordered my requirements and received delivery in 4 days.
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:31

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:31
Jeepster-WA.

An other option. http://www.mobiledesk.com/

Had ours for four years. On rough roads just rest hand on laptop.

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Reply By: Feral - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:13

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:13
Some problem here. Spent lot of hours looking for stands and other costs involved get a touch screen......blah, blah.

It goes on forever and then you still do not find exactly what you want.

In the end I did this.

Measured the gap between seats or over console/armrest area. Found out that you could have a platform of 350mm(W) x 450mm(L). Purchased a leather document tray(Officeworks) which when flipped over can sit on top of the console/armrest. I then purchase a whiteboard/pinboard(KMart) which was then attached to the upturned base of the document tray. I then have a small clip strap which holds platform and laptop to the console/armrest. The laptom platform is now ineffect an extra lid on the console.

All up costs $25.

The laptop sit on the platform so I can have my moving maps going, know exactly where I am.....and the added bonus that I can still talk to the wife which can do as she pleases without being a laptop holder!

It depends on your vehicle if this application works....but it works for me.

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Reply By: Jeepster-WA - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:26

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:26
Thanks for all efforts, will try and sort something out, I'm afraid that with my eyes the touchscreen may be out also. The prescription specs are polarised and it's hard enough to see the laptop screen let alone something smaller. May just have to use a stable table in the areas that really require serious navigating.

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