While this Xoom Accessory might not be a fit for every golfer’s bag, I knew the moment I saw the RAM suction and mount it was heading straight for my Golf Cart.
You might say that the RAM Suction Cup Twist Lock Mount with Tab-Tite Cradle for Motorola Xoom is not meant for golf, but for use in your car instead. While this little baby definitely rocks when used in your car for a Xoom in vehicle media and navigation powerhouse, it also finds a great place when playing golf.
I decided to take this Xoom Accessory for a test spin when I saw it released and the great reviews that it had been given. I have been quite fond of using my Droid X in the golf cart to act as a rangefinder using the Sky-Droid app from the app market. I also use apps that tally my score, record my distance for most shots, and show trends for my rounds throughout the year.While I’m no golfing expert, these little technological morsels fill my game with just enough geek to make it even more fun!
The build of this accessory is made extremely well. It feels very solid and keeps and very tight and secure grip on the Xoom Tablet. While some suction cup mounting accessories have less than stellar suction power, this sucker acts like a leech to any smooth substrate and latches on without any mercy, exactly what I need while whipping around the course in a golf cart. I felt very confident that the Xoom was not going to fall off and break into pieces, which allowed me to focus on my game. Here is a couple tech details to look at below
- Tab-Tite Cradle Features: Support cups contain open slots to accommodate for devices of various sizes, including tablets in protective sleeves
- Back plate can support various size support cups. Spring loaded tension provides secure support for your tablet.
- Spring loaded cradle allows for quick release of your tablet. Full access to all ports.
- Material: High Strength Composite & Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum
- Ball Size: 1″ Rubber Ball “B” Size. Note: The “U” in the part number reflects product packaged in poly bag.
I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to slap the RAM Suction Cup Mount into place and fire up the Sky-Droid (or any other golf GPS app) and see in the beautiful Xoom display show with extreme accuracy my distance from the hole and the pin placement etc. I’ve found that not only am I more accurate, but I enjoy the game even more. I also liked that I could quick boot up the local weather and see the wind speed and weather conditions that might affect my game play.
Another use for this Xoom Accessory on the golf course is for videotaping and analyzing your swing. Many people pay local golf pros a small fortune for this kind of lesson souvenir. With the RAM Suction Cup Twist Lock Mount with Tab-Tite Cradle for Motorola Xoom the only cost is a bucket of balls and the I-Swing golf swing analyzer app. I just parked my golf cart behind my range location and using the front windshield of the golf cart, I bolted it and recorded each swing from behind. The videos looked great and I was able to go home and throw the video on the HDTV for some great detailed tweaking of my swing.
Again, this app is obviously meant for auto use but it also has some other great applications. One that my wife recently found was to bolt the Xoom using this accessory onto the fridge and watched some gourmet cooking instructional videos right from the vantage point she wanted.
All in all, the RAM suction cup for the Xoom and other compatible tablets is a solid addition to the growing list of Xoom Accessories that every Motorola fan should have in their arsenal. Let me know how your next round goes and send us some screen shots of how you tricked out your golf cart “Xoom Style”. Check out our Xoom Store for the lowest price on this Xoom Accessory Best of the Best!
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