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 Amazon.co.uk.