SLXtreme case $200; www.snowlizardproducts.com
SeaSucker, $100 ; www.seasucker.com
In recent years, tablets have morphed from being excessive toys into serious pieces of navigation equipment. We have the convenience factor to thank for that; plotting a course while drinking your morning coffee and then checking your e-mails with the swipe of a finger just makes a lot of sense for today’s boaters.
Today there are marinized marine accessories that take that convenience to a whole new level. Case in point, Snow Lizard’s SLXtreme case for the iPad not only protects your tablet from falls, salt spray, and total submersion, it boasts a built-in power pack that can more than double your iPad’s battery life. You can also plug your other Apple devices into the case for a quick charge.
Another helpful tool for the boater-on-the-go is an iPad mount from SeaSucker. With 4 -inch vacuum mounts, it allows you to secure, then easily move, your tablet from your galley counter to your helm, then onto your tender. Its adjustable neck allows you to swivel the case to reduce glare.
This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.