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4 Ways to upgrade your home setup with RAM Mounts during Quarantine

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Posted: 08/04/2020 at 10:20 AM   /   by   /   comments (0)

Overhead mounting solution for time-lapse and vlog videos

If you're in the blogging or vlog industry, every angle matters and being able to switch between can seriously save you on time and cost. RAM Mounts allow for quick changes to angles and position either via suction mounts or claw/track mounts. They also have an extensive range of cradles to suit almost every device be it camera, phone, tablet or even laptop.

These mounts can be used beyond just holding up your camera or tablet in a particular position. The X-grip range has a cradle compatible with almost every phone, tablet and device. Depending on what light you use for your filming there will more than likely be a RAM mount capable of holding it, this will allow you to customise your lighting to give you the best results possible in the final render. In the setup pictures below I used a single suction mount, but if you're cooking there will be steam and condensation forming, then I would recommend a claw mount or a screw mount if possible. If suction is your only option, then I would go for a double or triple suction setup and make sure the suction mount is firmly attached each new time.

 

Kitchen Overhead Single Suction

Kitchen Overhead Single Suction 

Kitchen Overhead Single Suction

Kitchen Overhead Single Suction

Overhead Claw Mount

Overhead Claw Mount

Desk and Surface mounting setups for iPad, phones or gaming

Working from home has enlightened me to my woefully inadequate setup. My primary workstation hadn't been NASA material, but double monitors and plenty of workspace makes things easier. The first thing I wanted was to have an additional screen display. I'm not ready for another monitor at my home office but having my iPad on display beside my screen is a straightforward way to keep track of additional information. In the photos below the suction mounts aren't gripping to the wood as wood is not a good surface, but they still function as a regular display stand with additional versatility. The triple suction is much more steady as it has three anchor points.

 

Triple Suction Desk Mounted

Triple Suction Desk Mounted

Single Suction Mount Landscape Desk

Single Suction Mount Landscape Desk

Triple Suction Computer Mounted

Triple Suction Computer Mounted

If you’re working area allows you could even spice things up with an overhead display for your phone

Overhead Claw Mount Side Profile

Overhead Claw Mount Side Profile

Overhead Claw Mount Tablet Mount

Overhead Claw Mount Tablet Mount

Vertical mounting for screens and displays (Kitchen, Caravans, Studio)

If you’re looking for a display or mounting setup that works vertically, you have plenty of options available. Depending on the surfaces you have available suction may work here but if you’re comfortable with a more permanent setup, then RAM has options with screw mounts or even track mounts.

The track mounts have been a favourite of caravaners since they first launched as they can instantly upgrade your vehicle and give it a modern flair.

Screw mounts have become more popular with cooking vloggers who know the exact way they like to shoot and are a little handy around the house. I’ll give you some examples below to get you started, but the applications for this go on and on.

Single Suction Mount Timelapse Position

Single Suction Mount Timelapse Position

Screw Mount GoPro Kitchen

Screw Mount GoPro Kitchen

DSLR Triple Suction Mount

DSLR Triple Suction Mount

iPhone Suction Mount Kitchen

iPhone Suction Mount Kitchen

Under Cabinet Front Track Mount

Under Cabinet Track Mount

Under Cabinet Tough Track Mount

Under Cabinet Tough Track Mount

Beefing up your home security

With RAM’s range of different mounting options, you can upgrade the position of your security home cameras and sensors. With the right cradle, you can even turn cameras that aren’t typically designed to be mounted into the perfect eye in the sky watchers.

Ideally, if you’re putting up expensive cameras or sensors for your property, you would want to be using a screw mount to make sure it stays there The benefit of using a RAM Mount in this situation is that unlike most of the mounts that come out of the box with your security system RAM mounts can be adjusted to many different angles

 

Security Camera RAM Mount

Security Camera RAM Mount