There are all kinds of iPad docks out there – docks with speakers, docks for cars, docks for kitchens, but now there’s even a dock that mounts in your wall.
That’s right, the iRoom iDock is the first dock that’s designed to be mounted flush with the wall, with a motorized docking system that opens and closes automatically whenever you’re near. If that sounds complicated and hard to install, well, it is. You’ll need a professional electrician to hook it up.
There’s no doubt about it, this is one sleek looking docking solution. Once it’s mounted to the wall and hooked up to your electrical system, the easy to use mechanical open and shut mechanism will allow you to access your iPad at any time. When your iPad is in the dock, it will charge.
Your iPad can be used while it’s in the dock, but how many things can you do with an iPad that’s stuck to the wall? Not many, but you can listen to music with the iDock’s integrated composite audio input, which enables it to be hooked up to a sound or entertainment system.
The motorized docking system with the proximity sensor will cause the iDock to open whenever you walk by it, but that can be disabled in favor of a more secure externally installed keypad or fingerprint entry. If the power fails while your iPad is in the dock, it will open automatically, releasing the iPad.
The iDock comes in both portrait and landscape styles and can be ordered in black, white, brushed aluminum, or custom colors to perfectly match the inside of your home. It is able to accommodate both the original iPad and the iPad 2.
Unfortunately, there’s no retail price currently listed on the website, but any dock that needs its own electrician is sure to be a bit pricy. For more information on how to order the iRoom iDock, you can visit the website.