The RAM-HOL-AP17 RAM Mount high strength plastic cradle is design to hold the Apple iPad Air WITHOUT a protective skin, case, or sleeve. The cradle has a cut away at the bottom to allow the connection of all required cables. The cradle also enables full access to the volume and mute button on the side along with the power button and headphones jack at the top of the iPad. When mounting the iPad cradle to a RAM Mount with their patented ball and socket system, you can easily display your iPad in landscape or portrait view. Now you can enjoy your Apple iPad the way it was designed - very easily.