Installation Instructions for the CradleVue
Instructions for vehicles equipped with adjustable headrests
Lay the CradleVue out flat and locate the oval-shaped VueGear.com logo (1). When installed, the logo will face toward the back seats.
Peel apart the two long hook-and-loop horizontal straps(2). Raise the front seat headrests on both sides high enough to accommodate the straps. Wrap the left strap around one of the driver's side headrest posts without fastening the hook and loop together(3). Similarly wrap the right strap around one of the passenger-side headrest posts. Now, tighten each strap and fasten the hook and loop so that the CradleVue is stretched tight between the two headrest posts. Depending on the distance between the posts, the 'hook' portion of each strap may be slightly longer or shorter than the 'loop' end. This is perfectly normal. The amount of hook and loop fastened together will be more than adequate to securely cradle your laptop.
Open your laptop computer all the way so that it would lay completely flat if set down(4). Insert the computer into the CradleVue(5). The bottom loops of the CradleVue should wrap around the bottom corners of the laptop.
Pull the shock cord over the top edge of the laptop. The cord should run along the laptop frame just above the top of the display screen. This cord can be adjusted up or down to accommodate different sized laptops. If you need to change the height for the shock cord, remove the laptop first. To change the height, remove the cord stops from the shock cord by squeezing the button on each cord stop and pulling the shock cord through the hole on the cord stop(6). Then pull the shock cord from the adjustable height loops on the front-seat-facing side of the CradleVue. Thread each end of the shock cord through the most appropriate loop(7). Reinsert the first cord stop and cinch it tight against the back side of the laptop. Reinsert the second cord stop, leaving it somewhat near the ends of the shock cord. Now reinsert the computer back into the CradleVue and pull the shock cord back over the top edge of the laptop.
The final step requires the use of either the center console between the two front seats or the inside armrests, depending on how your vehicle is equipped. The upper shock cord will form a circular loop between each of the two cord stops. Wrap this loop around the armrests(8), or on the underside of the open center console lid. You may need to adjust the tension on the shock cord by loosening or tightening the second cord stop. If you are using the center console lid, you can close it once you have adjusted the tension. The shock cord is thin enough to allow for this.
The upper shock cord acts to keep the laptop from swaying and jiggling during travel, and also adjusts the viewing angle for the display screen.
You have the option of doing the same thing with the shock cord that is attached to the lower strap. It also aids in viewing angle adjustment and eliminating swaying.
Be sure to carefully loosen the shock cord when you are finished using your CradleVue.
That's all there is to it. Enjoy the road and enjoy your CradleVue!(9)