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How to Attach a Portable DVD Player to a Headrest

Updated February 21, 2017

Long car trips can be made less boring for children by letting them watch DVDs in the back seat. A portable DVD player that runs on batteries can be attached to the headrest of the passenger seat to provide a safe viewing screen. A few supplies are needed, along with a disposable car headrest cover from a car supply or auto dealer--but no special tools. The portable DVD player can be removed after the trip with the headrest none the worst for having been turned into a movie screen.

Place the disposable car headrest cover on a table. Place the portable DVD player on the cover with the LCD screen facing you.

Apply a strip of duct tape across the top of the DVD player so that it sticks to both the player and the cover. Repeat this with the bottom and sides of the portable DVD player.

Place the cover on the headrest of the passenger seat. Apply a strip of duct tape from the left corner of the portable DVD player around the back of the headrest and onto the right corner of the player. Smooth the duct tape down with your fingers.

Apply strips of duct tape from the top left and right corners of the portable DVD player over onto the back side of the cover. Smooth the duct tape down with your fingers.

Tip

A pillowcase can substitute for a disposable headrest cover if necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Disposable car headrest cover
  • Duct tape
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About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."