Motorized in-wall iPad mount

iRoom iDock for iPad

If you use your iPad as not only in-wall home automation system control panel but as ordinary tablet the iRoom iDock in-wall iPad mount should be definitely interesting for you. Additionally to common iOS docks like audio connector, power device and landscape or portrait orientations it’s motorized to help you mount/unmount iPad. Moreover, the iRoom iDock has built-in the proximity sensor to automatically open the dock. Sure, it can be disable to do not annoy you open each time you walk by. The dock will shut automatically ten seconds after you open it up.

There is no any information regarding to iRoom iDock availability or price.

[via SlashGear]

New in-wall mounts for iPad and iPod Touch

iPort Wall Mounts for iPad & iPod Touch

Another in-wall mounts for iPad and iPod Touch – iPort was announced recently. As their analogues they are expensive – $500 and $250 respectively. Both mounts use chassis with a magnetically attached, rectangular fascia. That approach allows install or remove iPad or iPod Touch easily without using any special tools and it makes that kind of the mounts for Apple devices an unique. So, if you’d like to use your iPad or iPod Touch as in-wall controller as well as portable device the iPort looks the best option for that purpose.

[via AutomatedHome]

Nobu’s in-wall PC

in-wall PC

Nobu introduced N8 touchscreen in-wall PC. It’s features an 8-inch touchscreen, a 600MHz Intel Celeron M or 1.1GHz Pentium M CPU, 512MB of DDR RAM, 802.11a/b/g, Ethernet, a 4GB SSD and three USB 2.0 ports. Nobu N8 also sports built-in speakers / mic, audio out, VGA out and comes loaded with Windows XP Professional.

It’d be nice to use Nobu N8 as control panel in the home automation system (Plutohome, for example) if the price tag was not so expensive – $3,625. IMHO, it’s too much. Especially, when it’s possible to buy some UMPC (Samsung Q1 or TabletKiosk) for about $1000 and install it on the wall.

[via Engadget]