Best Kitchen Mounting System for Nexus 7?
January 18, 2013 3:17 PM   Subscribe

My Nexus 7 has become a near-indispensable kitchen tool, and I'd like to find a way to mount it in the kitchen so I can use it more easily while cooking. I have zero counter space available, so a stand is out, and I can't mount it on the underside of a cabinet, either. Safe wall space is close to zero, too, so I guess that leaves me with the fridge. Are there any decent fridge-mounting systems for the Nexus 7 or other 7" tablets? Ideally I'd like something that allows me to easily insert and remove the tablet, since it won't live in the kitchen all the time. I could probably DIY this but I'm working on so many other household projects I'd really like to be able to buy an out-of-the-box solution and be done with it, though I'd be willing to add magnets to a great non-magnetic mount.
posted by rhiannonstone to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I adore the Treegloo case for my Nexus 7. Looking at it now, I can't see how difficult it would be to slap some magnets from a craft store/Amazon/eBay on the back and being good-to-go. (I am actually considering this myself, after reading your question... Thank you for the inspiration: My Nexus 7 is also frequently used in the kitchen, and getting it off the counter might alleviate the risk of parrot scratches to the screen.)

That being said, the Treegloo case is kinda expensive (disclaimer: mine was a gift from the company), but I am sure something similar could be created with a minimal amount of effort using a case that fits the device snugly.
posted by tenseone at 4:55 PM on January 18, 2013

On second thought, would a magnet (or strips of them) powerful enough to hold a tablet to a refrigerator interfere with the magnetized wake/sleep mechanism of the Nexus 7?
posted by tenseone at 5:04 PM on January 18, 2013 had the cheapest options last time I was looking for something like that.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:17 PM on January 18, 2013

If your refrigerator is stainless steel I'd try a suction cup mount.
posted by ljesse at 7:48 PM on January 18, 2013

This isn't a mount, but when I use mine in the kitchen, I prop it up in a cupboard (with the door open) and leave it that way until I've finished cooking. That way it's off the counter, and it's at eye-level, and I don't have to worry about messing it up. This might be an OK interim solution until you find the right mounting system.
posted by mayurasana at 9:37 PM on January 18, 2013

If the magnets interfere, maybe you could get a case with a flap that covers the screen? You could open it up, put a wooden pants hanger on the flap and hang it on a cabinet handle.
posted by artychoke at 9:33 PM on January 19, 2013

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