I am always prepared when embarking on a road trip with my kids–and by road trip, I mean anything longer than an hour. That’s pretty much their threshold for patience before the “when are we gonna be thereeeeeeeeeee?” whines set in. Since our portable DVD player recently broke, I’m considering having my iPad be a stand-in for an upcoming three hour-long drive.

Rather than jury-rig a way to attach the iPad to the seat back–I’d really prefer not to use duct tape–I figured it’s a better idea to find a dedicated case for this very purpose.

Lo and behold, I found the Griffin Cinema Seat, a perfect solution for protecting your iPad and keeping it securely attached in the car.

Griffin CinemaSeat for iPad

The case envelops the iPad yet still makes the screen and ports completely accessible. Just strap it over the back of the front seat with the elastic strap. There’s also a small pocket for storing accessories like ear buds or wires.

If your iPad has turned into an entertainment system for your kids and has become one of your road trip essentials like I’m envisioning mine to be, the Griffin CinemaSeat seems like a good way to keep those whines at bay. –Jeana

Find the iPad Cinema Seat for the iPad 1 and 2 online at Griffin, at the Apple Store, or at a great price from our affiliate Amazon