Wall mount your iPad and run your Smart Home in Style

Wall mount your iPad and run your Smart Home in Style from Nous House

By: Nous House  26-Sep-2011
Keywords: Home Theatre, Home Automation, Smart Home

Anyone yearning for a nice looking and highly functional wall mount for their iPad particularly to use in Smart Home Automation and multi-room audio style systems need look no further.

Nous House sells three very good products that address most uses and requirements for an iPad wall mount which also provide a mix of target applications between low-cost and prestige.

1. The Wallee iPad Mount and Stand

(see http://www.noushouse.com.au/store/product-info.php?Wallee_iPad_iPad2_Wall_Mount_Nous_House_Special_Bundle-pid477.html)

The Wallee is an exceptional value on-wall (and free standing) mounting product, with a great looking and amazingly functional design for its low (A genuine bargain) cost and is made by a company in Melbourne which is a nice positive.

It is an On-Wall mounting system using innovative disks that are inexpensive to locate in several useful positions around your house where you may want to use your iPad. The Wallee retails at $59.95 (with two mounting disks)

A minimalist's delight that just looks cool and will appeal to a wide audience based on it's great price.

2. The iPort CM-IW2000 Control Flush In-Wall Mount for iPad & iPad 2 retails at $799

(see http://www.noushouse.com.au/store/product-info.php?iPort_CM-IW2000_iPad_iPad1_iPad2_wall_mount_dock-pid347.html)

A lot of people buy the iPort CM-IW2000 as a permanent controller to act as a home automation 'touch screen' or audio control centre for their iTunes library etc. At the price you can actually buy the mount and a brand new iPad 2 to go into it for less than many proprietary automation touch screen solutions.

This dock is designed to be a more permanent or semi-permanent solution, not a dock to be putting an iPad into and out of. The iPort CM-IW2000 Control Mount provides continuous charging of the iPad and connection to the locally available WiFi. As this is an in-wall installed product with power it is best installed by your local custom installer.

3. iRoom 'Ejectable' iDock In-wall mounting dock for iPad & iPad 2.

(see http://www.noushouse.com.au/store/product-info.php?iRoom_iDock_for_iPad_iPad_2_Ejectable_Flush_in_Wall_Mount-pid478.html)

The iRoom iDock unit is a prestige / luxury or boardroom market device made to compete with proprietary touch screen solutions such as those from Crestron, Amx and the like. These mounts are the best placed if you want to bring your personal iPad home at night and make it the centre of say, your audio or video entertainment or home control suite etc and have it charge up ready to take to work the next day. Or possibly to use in a boardroom for a presentation device etc (Requires other hardware/software).

There are models that mount the iPad vertically or horizontally as you prefer, or in a wall or on a desktop, and they have a slick motorised ejection mechanism much akin to the high end tape decks of old. The unit has an attractive in-wall surround that is available in white, black or silver (aluminium) and looks good in the wall even when the iPad is out of the unit. As this is an in-wall installed product with power it is best installed by your local custom installer.

Retail price is POA and depends on model but is more than an iPort and an iPad together, but as it competes in the prestige and corporate markets the price is not unreasonable given the form and function.

So as you have read, each of these three iPad wall mounting docks have a separate best or recommended purpose and come in a range of prices depending on features, mounting style and finish. There are also further wall mount products out in the market that may better suit your needs like the iBracket, iPad Capsule and iPad Frame.

I hope this info helps you find what you are looking for in an iPad wall mount and to decide which may be best for your particular requirements.

Brad Merrick
Technical Director
Nous House

Keywords: Crestron, Home Automation, Home Theatre, Media Servers, Multiroom Audio, Smart Home, Web Tablet

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