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Review: Ten One Design’s new Mountie+ outshines the original

A few years ago, accessory manufacturer Ten One Design came out with the Mountie, a small device that clamped onto the side of one device — Mac, iPad, whatever… — and allowed users to clamp another device like an iPhone onto the first device. While the idea is great, allowing a MacBook Pro user to use an iPad Pro as a “second screen”, the original just didn’t have the holding power to really make me feel confident that everything would stay attached. That problem is gone now with the advent of the new Mountie+ (US$34.95).

The new Mountie+ uses a similar design to the old Mountie, with a pair of padded clamps — one for each device — and pads for each side that can be swapped out for a nice tight fit. The difference? There are TWO of those clamp sets and as you’d expect, it has much more grip — a 2.6X increase. 

The Mountie+ also has a way to redirect a charging cord to an iPhone or iPad that keeps the cord behind the laptop (or desktop) computer that is being used. The original Mountie ($24.95) is still available and works fine with iPhones. But if you want to attach an iPad Pro to a MacBook Pro or something like that, you’ll definitely want to go with the Mountie+.

For laptop owners who want the ability to have a second screen, there really isn’t a better mounting solution than the Ten One Design Mountie+.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!