The iPad Kneeboard Sport™ is the perfect aviation kneeboard, mount and everyday case for the iPad Mini 4. It is designed for the pilot looking to secure their iPad on either leg, who needs the minimal case, but still wants a very secure fit, or for the pilot that wants to mount their iPad. In black, smooth polycarbonate, the Sport™ adds protection and great feel to the iPad. The iPad Kneeboard Sport™ was designed for pilots by pilots. It is designed to work in aircraft where space is tight or where there is a cyclic, or control stick being used between the legs. It is perfect for pilots of helicopters, sport aircraft, and when there is tight yoke clearance or when mounting is desired.
NOTE: This is the iPad Kneeboard only. Mounts sold separately.
Posted by Mark Kurzinski on 29th Feb 2016
I have to start off this review saying that I'm very pleased with this kneeboard. I would've given it a 5 star rating had it come with a different securing device around your leg. Currently, the strap is a nylon band with large bands of Velcro sewn on to hold it securely to your leg. I find it a bit awkward to lift my leg and get the two ends of the Velcro to meet, especially in a small cockpit. The straps are a bit askew and sometimes it takes a few tries to line them up. However, the straps haven't come off yet in flight when they weren't perfectly aligned with each other. It’s possible over time as the Velcro wears out, that might happen. By then a new iPad will be out that has different dimensions and will facilitate the need for a new kneeboard design!
I think an adjustable ABS plastic buckle would work much better and be more user friendly at securing it to your leg. Maybe Mygoflight will read this and come up with a strap 2.0 option! The only problem I could see is how one would thread the buckle attachments (there would need to be 2 of them) though the opening in the rails on the rear of the kneeboard.
Other than that minor inconvenience, the rest of the kneeboard is superior than any other kneeboard I have used. The plastic cradle the iPad sits in holds it perfectly and snugly. There's no way under normal G's that it could pop out. They also ensured the cutouts for the microphone, camera and sensor and volume switches aligned perfectly. The magnetic smart cover works flawlessly with it to. The metal rails on the back that the leg strap slides through are very secure and they even thought to put rubber nipples on it to keep it from sliding around.
All in all a very well thought out product. Once the iPad Mini 5 comes, I will be interested in seeing what mygoflight comes up with. If the Mini 5 has significant advancements in technology, I might consider purchasing it. Otherwise I would wait until the 6! At any rate, their kneeboards will be the only ones attached to my leg if they keep producing quality products like this.