iRoom in-wall iPad dock can control your house
The device was shown in Australia for the first time at the recent CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association of Australia) Expo at Darling Harbour in Sydney.
Designed in Austria, iRoom can not only hold the iPad securely inside the in-wall dock either vertically or horizontally, it will also charge it at the same time.
A mechanised release system means users can literally get their hands on the iPad whenever they like without the worry of it ever being low on charge.
The mechanism within iRoom gently tilts the iPad forward for easy retrieval. In the event of a power outage the mechanism automatically opens to guarantee the device can still be accessed.
The iRoom dock can be installed into masonry or dry-studded walls.
With an abundance of control apps available – many from well-known companies like Control 4, Crestron and AMX who are well known companies in the smart home space – the iPad has become a powerful device which can literally control your home.
While the iPad is docked it is also connected to the home’s wi-fi network and can continue to update apps as well download content like movies and music.
They can then be shared to other devices in the home either through the hard-wired iRoom system or across the network.
The iRoom is priced at $1499. Some may consider this price high but when you consider the added functionality it can give the iPad and the fact that a dedicated touchpad of this size and class for a home control system used to cost around $5000 – it is reasonably priced.