MONKEY LOVES… (cargo ipad mount)

Sometimes the simplest things revolutionise your life – like wooden tongs that stop you burning your fingers on your toast, or pull-tops on spaghetti tins so you don’t need a can opener (brilliant, BTW!) 

And now… the CarGo iPad mount.

I’m very lucky to have an Apple iPad – a thanks very much for going through pregnancy, and childbirth to give me my two gorgeous daughters’ gift from OH last year. 

I just love it  – when I can prise it out of Big Sis’s hand, that is. Somehow she’s under the impression that it’s her personal Toy Story 3 watching device. 

Which is annoying when I want to read my on-line copy of Marie Claire, but very handy when I need an hour’s peace and quiet to work/make dinner/collapse in a heap.

So my ears pricked up when I read about the Cygnet CarGo iPad mount.

A quick begging email to their PR team (please… I don’t just want this, I NEED this..!) and it was in my quivering hands.

Basically, you clip the CarGo mount to the back of your car’s head rest, then slide your iPad securely into the plastic frame.

Turn it on, find your child’s favourite video, and voila! your child has their own private viewing screen to keep them occupied on long car journeys.

Now OH’s family live in Devon, so this will be a Godsend when we travel down this Summer.

The mount is designed so that you can still use the earphones. Great news, since – as clever as Toy Story 3 is – Woody and the gang get a little tiresome after the 53rd viewing. 

The CarGo was really simple to put together, and even easier to clip to the back of the car’s head rest. I loved the way you could tilt it in all directions to reduce sun glare. 

Big Sis was thrilled, and I didn’t hear a peep from her for the whole journey. When we arrived back home I quickly and easily released the iPad from the mount.

And best of all, it costs just £29.99, rather than the £100-ish you’d fork out for one of those in-car dvd players.

The Cygnett CarGo iPad mount was provided for ‘Monkey Loves’ and is available from



  1. Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin - February 18, 2011

    Oooh that’s looks great! My B uses my iPad like its his own aswell! I will show this to the OH as we may find one very useful in the future 🙂

  2. Liska - February 18, 2011

    I’d get it if I had a car or an ipad. LOL
    I do have a MacBook though.
    Liska x

  3. Mummy and the Beastie - February 21, 2011

    This gadget is fab, thought about something like that for my iphone in the car but this looks so much better with an iPad. I now have another reason to purchase an iPad!! 🙂

  4. Anonymous - May 17, 2011


    Just got a CarGo but after installing it I’m a little worried my daughter will get a face full of iPad in an accident.

    What are your thoughts?

  5. Mummy's Little Monkey (@Jax2000) - May 17, 2011

    You mean in the event of a head-on collision, whether it would dislodge from the mount? That’s a really interesting question – I will make enquiries with the company and post back here. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Anonymous - May 18, 2011

    Yes, plus after watching crash test film and the way the child head is thrown forward, I wonder if the child’s head would hit the screen even if it stayed in place.

    I am a little disappointed at how far the CarGo protrudes (toward the child’s face) from the seat, I think the plastic arm is too long and it’s a shame it can’t be adjusted. Considering returning it.

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