Over the past couple years, we’ve seen the iPad get put to use in countless ways in the medical, education, and hospitality fields. But if you want to use an iPad as a wall-mounted kiosk, you’re going to want something that keeps it securely in place. That’s where the sDock Air comes in.
The sDock Air comes our way via Smart Things, an iPad accessory maker based in Germany. This dock mounts to any wall and grips your iPad from its top and bottom edges. Perhaps the most useful feature of the sDock Air is the fact that it locks your iPad securely in place, so you don’t have to worry about people walking off with your mounted, unattended iPad in a commercial environment.
It doesn’t take much imagination to see how the sDock Air might come in useful: iPad-powered self-service check-in counters at hotels come to mind. It could also end up in homes as a way to turn an iPad into a wall-mounted digital photo frame.
The sDock Air comes crafted out of anodized aluminum and reinforced plastics, which helps it match the iPad’s design. These high-quality materials should help it hold up to abuse, too.
The sDock Air is compatible with all Lightning-equipped iPads. As of now, the sDock Air is not available for purchase in North America, but if you’re in select European nations or the United Arab Emerates, head on over to the Smart Things site to find out where you can buy the sDock Air.