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We get questions all the time from readers inquiring about how they may mount an iPad in their car so they can entertain their kids while traveling or just running around town. To get the entertainment package when you buy a new car can cost thousands of dollars. Sometimes that money is better spent on other options. Sometimes, like in the case of grandparents, the kids in question aren’t in the car enough to make the investment worthwhile. So we went shopping online to see what is available to determine just what we may buy. I thought I would share my results with you.
After spending a couple hours of research we think that this RCA mobile sound system is a great alternative to a factory-installed system and the price makes it pretty affordable for most families.
We really like that it has a good set of speakers, and comes equipped with earphones if the person viewing the iPad wants to keep the sound to themselves. It even has two headphone jacks so you can hook up more than one set of headphones so that more than one person or child can be entertained at the same time. The unit even has a remote control so your child can control the iPad system from their car seat. The remote control lets you turn the unit on/off, make selections when navigating iPad menus, tune the FM radio, (with an antenna for better reception) mute the sound, and change the source (iPad or FM radio) as well as many other options.
It comes with a sturdy headrest mounting kit and DC power adapter for easy and reliable mounting in your vehicle to keep you or your kids entertained during those long drives across the country or just across town. The power adapter insures that your iPad stays charged and the included clamp mechanism ensures your iPad is secure and won’t fall out, giving you extra piece of mind.
The RCA RPD663 Mobile Sound System for iPad Features:
- Dock for iPad – plays and charges your iPad
- Ideal for home and mobile use
- Wireless headphones included – infrared (IR) link
- Built-in stereo speakers – low-profile, full-range
- Digital FM radio – PLL tuner with station presets
- Headrest mounting kit and DC power adapter – for mobile use
- Clamp mechanism ensures iPad is secure
- Flip-out stand and AC power adapter – for home use
- Remote control – battery included
At far less than $100 we are really impressed with this sturdy alternative to a built in entertainment system.
The RCA RPD663 turns your iPad into a Mobile Theater for use in vehicles. No tools are required to easily mount it to a car seat headrest with the included bracket.
Wireless headphones allow the back seat viewer to enjoy stereo sound with no wires getting in the way. Or use the built-in speakers. iPad remains charging when mounted, so it will still be fully charged when you arrive at your destination.
When not being used in a vehicle, the RPD663 is a great little speaker system to enhance the iPad sound quality while keeping it charged with the included AC power adapter. The RCA RPD663 even includes an FM tuner so you can listen the your favorite radio station when not using the iPad.