Make your own portable DVD player holder for your car
I was riding in the back of a friend’s SUV the other day and spotted an amazing hack he had done. He made his own contraption for holding a portable DVD player to the back of the car seat. Way a clever way to have the impact of a built-in system without the high cost. And the bonus is you end up with something removable on a whim. I just love it!
All you need is a set of Kwik Twists. They are like long, thick, foamy twist ties. They have a metal wire inside to help them keep their shape when you bend them, but they are all foamy on the outside so you can pull them tight without scratching stuff. Besides being handy for a hundred other uses, they are perfect for holding a DVD player up on the back of the car seat.
First, take a twist and put it around the head rest in front of you like you are going to strangle the person in the seat. Pull it back snugly between the seat and the head rest, then bend the ends straight down. Bend the very tips back up to form little hooks. The edge of the player will sit down in these hooks.
Next, open your DVD player flat and sit the bottom down in the hooks that you formed with the twists. Be sure that the hooks don’t obstruct the disc door or the buttons — just spread them out to make room. And be careful here as you’ll probably have to keep a hand or an elbow on the player if it won’t stand up in the hooks by itself.
Now, take the second twist and wrap it the other way, bracing the center of the player with it and folding the ends around the head rest in front of you.
Then just tuck the ends between the head rest and the seat for a snug fit. If there’s a lot of excess, bend it back around to keep it from poking the person who will be sitting in the front seat.
But here’s the best part… since the twists are flexible and hold their position, you can grab the sides of the DVD player and move it around a little to get it lined up straight. This is a great way to adjust for the heights of your different kids (or adults!) in the seat.