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Sun shade recommendation for iPad air (9.7" tablet"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Duncan Campney, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Duncan Campney

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    I'm looking for a moderately priced sun shade to use with my Phantom 3 and iPad air. The air is Apple's standard size, 9.7". I assume that there are sun shades that will work for a variety of tablets of this size.

    Since the Phantom 3 and the Inspire 1 use the same remote sun shades should be interchangeable between them.

    I'd like a sun shade that can collapse for easy transport.

    There are several threads here talking about sun shades but they are pretty scattered and not very helpful. What have you bought that works well for you, and where did you buy it? (I'm in the US.)

    While I'm figuring out what kind of sun shade to get I made one out of a large cardboard box and adhesive-backed velcro hook-and-loop fasteners. It works pretty well, actually. I may post some pictures, and it wouldn't be too hard to create a pattern for those that want to duplicate it.
     
  2. mandalay

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    I use PadHat Air (magnetic version) from Hoodivision on my iPad Air and it does work fairly well due to its 70-degree angle tilt. It helps cut a lot of glare and sunlight. It's also easy to put on and fold down for storage. hoodivision
     
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    You can get one on eBay for around $8.00 from China


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  6. Rothgarr

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    I've owned a few of various prices for my iPad Air, and honestly I think they're all the same. I'm currently using a cheap Chinese one I got off eBay and it works just fine.
     
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  7. Duncan Campney

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    Do you have a link, and how much did you pay for it?
     
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    Thanks. How are the suction cups for attaching it? And do you think a low profile case would fit?
     
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    LOL. Did you really use "moderately priced" and "Phantom" in the same sentence??
     
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    Go to an art supply store and but some mat board and make your own. I used some poster board. Little cutting and tape. Instant satisfaction.
     
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  12. ShivarenoP3

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    Same here. 4 dollars, I bought an "art backing" sheet. Basically is 3/8" thick, so good and sturdy. Inside is thin foam with a white/black matte poster board glued to either side. Already had tape. 30 min of work and awesome shade.

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  13. Tommy Iversen

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    Like quite a few have mentioned, you get them on eBay for about 5-10$. Thats where i bought mine. payed 8$ i think. If you don't have a particular interest in making your own, i don't see why one should. Even if it takes only half an hour, it´s still a hassle, look homemade, and you save what? 2$?
     
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