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#262221 10-Jan-2020 23:02
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I will be taking several 12+ hour trips in the coming few weeks and over xmas treated myself to a new tablet. I'd like to load up some entertainment on it and use it on the plane potentially. 


I am sure I have seen holders that allow you to secure your tablets to seat in front of you so you don't need to hold it, does anyone have a recommendation?







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  #2389947 10-Jan-2020 23:02
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  #2389955 11-Jan-2020 02:07
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You could find the people that make this:





and ask them if they do one for airplane seats.


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  #2389957 11-Jan-2020 03:08
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I saw something along these lines just a few days ago, searched and found this. The zip-lock bag idea looks good - cheap, light, space-saving;


Would also protect your tablet from airborne red wine or G&T during turbulence. 😀 Plus, after your inflight meal you could use it as a doggy-bag for all the stuff you didn’t eat but would like to take with you as a snack for later in your hotel room.


Alternatively a roll of duct-tape in your carry-on could be handy.

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  #2390208 11-Jan-2020 11:56
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  #2390210 11-Jan-2020 12:01
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OP is capable of Googling. Pretty sure from his post that he is wanting recommendations of products people have used.

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  #2390233 11-Jan-2020 12:41
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Been hauling tablet on all my flights
Have the same problem, and have tried all sorts of methods.
None seems to work well.
Following is my experiences

Problem is
Tablet is heavy, it is not the same as a phone
Hanging the thing off the back of the seat, ie ziploc, makes it too close to face, difficult to watch
As well, if you have one of those tablet cover with flaps, it all over the place.
No airplane has the same seat, so have all sorts of height difference, headrest to hook to and table latch
Gave up buying more of those brackets that suppose to hold, does not work all the time.
As well is rather bulky to put in bag and setup in tight seat

Putting it on the table does not work that well in some airplane, as sometimes table can be too low to watch
Looking down on a shaking vibrating plane makes me airsick :-)

So best I did was to use my backpack on table.
Kind of tight, if you have a big backpack.
Or in the end, use what I do, hold tablet on hand.
As well for me, sort of self leveling to take out vibration.

The USB port on airplane is not enough to keep the tablet going
The battery will slowly discharge
I use a 2 male to one female usb Y cable to plug into 2 usb port to keep it running.
Sometimes all I got is about 0.3 amps out of usb.

Have a multi plug mains usb, but never did use it on the mains power point
Gets very awkward in the tight space, cables, plugs, tablet and other stuff everywhere when want to get out toilet run or food is being served.

The screen on the tablet is streets ahead in clarity compare to the airplane screen.
Is great in a dark cabin.
I sort of gave up over the years, nowadays mostly either sleep or watch the IFE
Am going to get a ebook reader and try that for 2020

Have fun experimenting.

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  #2390430 11-Jan-2020 20:01
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@hunter thanks, that's useful to know. 


I'd probably need a case with something that I can slip my hand into. 






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  #2390485 12-Jan-2020 09:43
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I only watch my tablet when flying internationally.


I simply sit it on the table - the height works well for me, but appreciate not for all.


I prefer it over the supplied in-seat screen as my tablet has a larger, higher resolution screen and I've preloaded it with things I specifically want to watch.


And I don't miss watching airline supplied movies - if there is a movie I want to watch, I don't want to degrade the experience by watching it with an adjusted ratio on a low-res screen. Prefer to wait and watch it on the big screen or at home.

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  #2390488 12-Jan-2020 10:07
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Hi there,

I bought 5 of these a while back for myself and relatives:

One sits in my travel backpack permanently and I used it on flights several times, i use it with my phone but my kids use it with ipad air, it stands without issues. It might not work for thick tables/thick cases.


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  #2390493 12-Jan-2020 10:22
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Ive often pondered this whilst on flights. 


1) Seat backs are all different


2) Tray tables are all different


3) Theres usually fabric somewhere on the upper seat back.... (incl sides of the tray table). 




So... is it simply solved by using a LOT of good strength velcro ?  Perhaps some plastic 'hooks' that can hook down onto a closed tray table....?


Some 'padding' that has velcro (to adjust angles)?





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  #2390494 12-Jan-2020 10:23
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Although I couldn’t resist being a smart A in my post about the zip-lock bag, I do think it’s not a bad idea. As someone mentioned, it may be a bit close to the eyes for some people - but it wouldn’t be a lot closer than the seat-back screen. I’m going to try it next time we fly.


Any sort of stand that sits on the tray-table - even those covers that double as a stand - would not be a great solution for me because when the meal/s come, you have to pack up the tablet and put it away. Been there and done that.


I’m sure I would find it a pain to use a tablet cover with a hand-loop - and that needs to be put away at mealtimes too.



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