iPad® Car-Mount Mechanical Innovation

Service : Mechanical Design

Release Date : 2011-12

The iPad® Car Mount is a versatile in-car entertainment accessory that snaps on the headrest of most car seats. CRE8 DESIGN developed the project to achieve several goals: the product installs without tools, the mount comes with a protective iPad sleeve, and this sleeve disconnects from the mount with one button click.  

The CRE8 DESIGN product design and mechanical engineering teams used a multidisciplinary, “close cooperation” strategy to achieve these innovations. The design team created multiple clasp and sleeve release ideas while the mechanical team evaluated, validated and improved on the designers’ work.  

Always keeping tooling feasibility and manufacturability in mind, a final solution was designed for transfer to a Chinese manufacturer. The CRE8 DESIGN engineering team stayed with the project all the way through mass production to guarantee superior build quality while maintaining the production schedule.