Originally Posted by OilHammer
Duh - its a CARDINAL
RAM mount in action. This model (RAM-B-166-TAB3U: RAM Suction Cup Twist Lock Mount with Tab-Tite Cradle for the Apple iPad, iPad 2, HP TouchPad) fits most tablets and iPads with cases. You can get all teh parts separately. The spring loaded holder is plenty secure. RAM has longer clamping arms and different ball mounts, so I could see using the longer arm and a ball mounted to the center console to have the iPad down low.
The ball is rubber coated metal. The clamping link is a plastic with a spring to open it as you loosen. The suction cup is solid. They make longer clamps and extension bars.
I imagine I will wedge a bit of towel or put some foam on the holder corners so it can be braced against the dash and windshield when offroad. Onroad the thing does not shake.