A-MOD Laptop Mount - FAQs
For more information on A-MOD Desktops, please read our article in News & Blog.
Q: Which desktop should I choose? A-MOD or A-MOD XL?
Q: Can I close my laptop screen while using an A-MOD Desktop?
Q: Does the A-MOD Desktop lock?
Q: Will the clamps and tabs that work together to secure the laptop get in the way of my keyboard access or make it hard to type comfortably?
Q: Will I lose my passenger seat in order to accommodate a Jotto Desk laptop mount?
Q: If I purchase a Jotto Desk mount or already own one, what is necessary if I change vehicles and wish to move my desk to the new one?
Q: Can the laptop mount be easily removed from the vehicle?
Which desktop should I choose? A-MOD or A-MOD XL
The A-MOD Desktop is available in Standard or XL. Please use the information below to determine which model will be right for your laptop.
A-MOD Standard Desktop Adjustment Range:
Width: 11.25” to 13.625”
Depth: 9.25” to 11” (with extensions)
Clamp Height (Tall Clamp): 1” to 2.25”
Weight: 4.65 lbs. (5.65 lbs. with GK Plate)
|A-MOD XL Desktop Adjustment Range:
Width: 13.5” to 16”
Depth: 9.25” to 11” (with extensions)
Clamp Height (Standard Clamp): 0.625” to 1.25”
Weight: 5.1 lbs. (6.1 lbs. with GK Plate)
Can I close my laptop screen while using an A-MOD Desktop?
No. It is not recommended to attempt to completely close the laptop while secured on an A-MOD Desktop. While you may find that it will close partially or most of the way, applying additional pressure could cause damage to laptop screen and/or hinges. With this in mind, we do not recommend forcing the screen closed.
Does the A-MOD Desktop lock?
Yes, for our A-MOD lock we chose a high security, solid brass tubular lock. All of the Side Clamps and Rear Clamps, which hold down the laptop, are made of case-hardened steel. Both A-MOD Desktops feature a lightweight yet rugged design that incorporates both high strength aluminum and composite materials where it makes sense. Conversely, we have mixed in steel where there is no substitute to the strength, structure and ruggedness that it provides.
There is no real security when a lock can simply be jimmied or the clamps can be easily bent out and the laptop stolen. With this mixture of elements and the other changes, we are confident that the A-MOD Desktops provide the most rugged, safest and most flexible universal desktop to secure a laptop computer in a mobile environment.
Will the clamps and tabs that work together to secure the laptop get in the way of my keyboard access or make it hard to type comfortably?
No. All of the clamps and tabs are adjustable vertically and horizontally for a perfect fit for your laptop. That feature was important when designing this desktop series to be a universal desktop. When you receive your A-MOD Desktop, a Users Manual outlining product customization steps will be included in your packaging. It is suggested that you keep this manual for future reference if you upgrade or change laptop models so that you can re-customize the fit. You may also view the A-MOD Users Manual via this link on our website.
Will I lose my passenger seat in order to accommodate a Jotto Desk laptop mount?
The Jotto Desk is designed with passenger comfort in mind. Generally, the vertical stand assembly of the Jotto Desk will come up from the floor and be located at the left/front corner of the passenger seat. This allows the majority of the seat to be utilized by the passenger.
NOTE: To avoid serious injury, do not place this desk or any objects between the airbag(s) and yourself or any passengers. If necessary remove the desk while driving. Never use the laptop while driving as serious injury may result. Only use the laptop while safely parked.
If I purchase a Jotto Desk mount or already own one, what is necessary if I change vehicles and wish to move my desk to the new one?
One great feature of Jotto Desk laptop mounts is that the majority of the unit is universal. All that may be required for you to move your mount to a different vehicle, is for a new base to be purchased. Once the new base has been purchased and installed, the stand section, the arm and desktop can be mounted onto the new base. (A new rod or tube may be required, depending on height variations - contact Customer Service to help determine).
Can the laptop mount be easily removed from the vehicle?
Yes. The A-MOD Desktop, articulating arm (also swing or straight arm, depending on vehicle and mount model) and vertical stand assembly can be easily removed without the use of any hand tools in minutes. Because of the "passenger friendly" nature of the Jotto Desk, most will find removing the mount and or mounting base (which may require tools) unnecessary. But the option is there if you desire.
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