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Low-cost laptop car mount using cupholder
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Michael Davis made this really cool PVC pipe laptop mount for his truck cab that mounts in the console cup-holder. I actually had this idea on-deck for a Make: Project for a couple weeks from now, and was really annoyed excited to find that Michael had already done such a great job of it. Of course, the usual don’t-stick-this-up-your-butt disclaimers apply: don’t play Quake in rush hour traffic, don’t surf YouTube at highway speed, etc., etc. Nice work, Michael.

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  1. I have two brothers that are policemen. They have witnessed dozens of accidents a year where people have been using their laptops while driving. Unless a mount has a way to turn off the laptop power while driving I do not recommend this or any type of laptop mount in a car.

    My two cents

    1. There is actually a product that can disable your laptop screen if your car is moving. It is called ScreenSafe. It uses a GPS unit and software. I think it is sold by Jotto Desk. Jotto Desk makes laptop mounts too. But theirs aren’t made out of pvc…:-)

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