Further to buying my Nexus 10, I still haven’t shopped around for a suitable music mount. But I have been thinking about what I need to use it in the kitchen.
I already have a couple of cookery resources that can be usefully used on a tablet. The original recipe book for my pellet grill, for a start, and recently the 40 page recipe guide for my breadmaker got too sticky to be hygenic, and was replaced with a pdf kindle sent to me by Breville.
I had a Google, and came up with a few ideas – either a fixed mount into one of my wall-cupboard doors, using a Koala Self-Adhesive Mount, or something on the end of an arm.
However, because nothing is designed yet for the Nexus 10, I have to be careful. I really liked the Belkin Fridge Mount for the IPAD2, but it is clear it is made to the specific size of the Ipad, and besides, relies on magenets in the Ipad to hold it secure. On the other hand, the Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount is flexible in size, and works by gravity and levers, with no fixing required.
For the moment, I have bought a suction car mount to try out, which cost me just 6 quid! It feels fairly flimsey, and I was initially concerned of the grip of the suction cup. However, it has adhered really well to both the fridge door, and the side of my kitchen cabinet, allowing me to see how useful the tablet will be in those positions. It also led me to a position I hadn’t considered – stuck like glue to my wall tiles between the draining board and the microwave, and next door to my main “business” worktop.
I don’t think I would want to trust my tablet to it long term, and each time I have tried it I have first given the thing a good tug to make sure it is firmly attached – something I won’t want to have to remember to do. So it is a short term solution, but it will let me work out what I really want before spending more money; and it may be of use occasionally in the car.