Hand’s on Scanstrut Rokk adjustable mount & 2nd generation Lifedge iPad case

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

5 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    How do you get around the the problem of the iPad needing to be plugged in to a power source, otherwise the display keeps switching off?

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Gary, Apple calls sleep mode “Auto Lock” and you can control it. Go to Settings/General/Auto Lock and select 2 to 15 minutes, or never.
    Also some charting apps seem able to keep the screen alive, though I’m not positive that’s possible with Apple’s latest software (iOS 7).

  3. Brent Barrett says:

    Gumdrop’s case includes the mount which is similar to ones used on other marine electronic devices

  4. Compass Marine says:

    Any idea what is going on with the Gumdrop Marine cases? LifeEdge still has no iPad Air case? I want a nice neat install that looks professional for a customer who is adding an iPad to his helm in addition to his other plotter.
    The Gumdrop case is elegant & professional looking and has a nice bail mount but they have been unavailable for purchase? I have looked high and low for a waterproof iPad case that uses AMPS standard mounting inserts on the back but they all seem to be “clip-in” mounts which I am not a huge fan of at all.
    Any help on a waterproof iPad Air case that does not look all ballistic Military or teenager neon and that can bolt to an AMPS standard bolt pattern would be greatly appreciated. It seems there is a huge hole in the marine market for adult level professional looking iPad mounts. Gumdrop seems to have nailed it but they simply don’t exist that I can find..
    RC Collins

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