iPad windshield mount may drive you crazy

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Do you need to have your iPad handy with at all times—even when you're behind the wheel? Are you responsible enough to refrain from using your iPad while your vehicle is moving, even if it's mounted right in front of you, potentially obscuring your sight-lines?

If you answered yes to both questions, then we’ve got something for you. USBFever's Car Windshield Mount for iPad is a $29 device that will ensure you're never more than an arm’s reach away from your precious iPad. It takes just three minutes to mount on your windshield or dashboard, after which you simply slide in your iPad and bend the bracket arm at a convenient angle.

While you might be able to make an argument for the utility of a windshield mount for passengers in the car, it's hard to imagine how this wouldn’t be an enormous distraction for the driver. Is it really a good idea to put your multitasking skills to the test as you check e-mails, surf the Web, and watch movies while keeping an eye on that red traffic light in your peripheral vision? Or, play movies for your passengers as you do your best to focus on the road and not be distracted by scenes from The Matrix?

It’s worth remembering that the iPad isn’t just a big iPod touch and not all of the applications of its little brother are appropriate for a device of this size.

Disclaimer: Please, please, please do not use your iPad while driving, even in a windshield mount. It's not safe, folks.

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