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You probably noticed how uncomfortable it is to watch movies on your tablet during a flight. Placing it on the tiny folding table provides an awkward viewing angle and puts a lot of stress on your neck, which, in my case, leads to headaches.

I recently found an elegant solution - Velcro. The seats on most airlines have a small patch of Velcro "hooks" (that's the rough side of Velcros) used for attaching a small headrest cover. In this Instructable I will show you how to mount your tablet using this small Velcro strip as a base.

Step 1: Materials

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Note - I will be using the terms "hooks" and "loops" to describe the two types of Velcro strips. If you are unfamiliar with the terms, please check out the Velcro article on wikipedia.

What you will need:
* 1 meter of Velcro (both sides - hooks and loops) with a sticky back
* scissors
* a tablet
* cheap back cover for the tablet (optional)
matbh2 years ago
thank you my friend!!! my hands and arms will not hurt anymore! this thing is also useful when u r eating! amazing idea!!!
Nice one !!! I can't wait to try it :-)
thanks !
sharpstick2 years ago
Current (2013)TSA regs say: "metal scissors with pointed tips and blades shorter than 4 inches are allowed, but blades longer than 4 inches are prohibited"
foobear2 years ago
Last time I flew on United they kept turning my screen on and pushed advertisements at me. It was pretty annoying. I like this idea.
dboulant2 years ago
seems like you could fish the straps behind the seat mount screen as well, solid mounting point.
OrenLederman (author)  dboulant2 years ago
that's not a bad idea. Does anyone have a flight soon and can check whether it is possible?
dad_a_monk2 years ago
Most airlines don't have the hard rest covers you are talking about in the U.S. I have seen them on some of the cheaper European airlines and as you stated Singapore Air. So it will only work if it has the replaceable head rest cover with velcro. Other big disadvantage is you need the permission of the person in front of you. You are attaching it to their head rest after all.

Perhaps a better way on airlines that have a screen built into the head rest, which is more common than the velcro, would be a suction cup mount to attach it to the screen in the rest. It would give the same viewing placement but would not affect the person in front, and could easily be removed and attached when you wish to view the built in screen. Not to mention elimination of that horrible velcro sound each time you remove it.