Hang your iPad on the wall with $3 plate holder

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by eTip, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Went to JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a plate holder to use as an iPad stand and saw the plate holders meant to me hung on the wall. Since they were only $3, I figured why not? Works great in landscape and portrait (though a little tight in portrait). Not sure what I will use it for.....but I like the idea that I can hang it anywhere if I so choose!

    Looks kinda like the one below but mine is gold and has soft plastic covering the ends where it makes contact with your plate ......errrr.... iPad.

    Michaels has them too.

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  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    Orange County
  3. macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Sure, mount it on the wall, get a mini couch and mini coffee table and you've got a nice media setup for a Lilliputian or Tinkerbell or anyone else under a foot tall.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Better yet would be a wall mount with an arm that could stretch out. Mount next to your bed, and stretch the arm out so the ipad is resting in front of you hands free, sort of like how hospitals used to do it with TV's (or maybe some still do)
  5. macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    That is a no for me, I guarantee it would fall off of my wall
  6. macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2007
    The only place I can see this working very well, would be in the kitchen, above the counter top while preparing a meal. Using a cookbook, or just watching videos... Anywhere else, mounting to a wall seems silly.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Sorry for the delay in posting pics. My excuse: haven't figured out how to do it directly from the iPad and haven't touched the laptop in a week! Sorry for the crappy quality....and for not getting one of the back. Will do so if someone wants to see it.

    I still thing this is a cool idea for the kitchen and perhaps my office - since i have limited desk space. The neat thing is that all it takes is a small picture hanging hook - so it doesn't look all THAT bad when you don't have the iPad hanging....and it's very easy to hang/remove. I haven't really started using it yet other than to test the concept but if I do, I may cut the metal (covered in platic) ends down a bit so they aren't so obvious - though for the price it looks pretty decent as is.

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  8. macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
    These pics better be shot from your view on the toilet... That would work for me.
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    As tiny as my bathroom is - I can't reach the farkin' wall from da throne! Guess I gotta re-install my toilet. Just kidding. I think. Longer arms maybe?
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2007
    After seeing this, I can see more uses for this. Maybe in a dorm room on the wall in the bunks, or even like I said, in a kitchen under the cabinet... This is a cool idea actually.
  11. macrumors 68000

    May 2, 2010

    What I'm thinking is that I can hollow out the center of a porn magazine and then, you know, put all my porn on the iPad.

  12. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010

    I have a wallmounted iPad in our kitchen made by a custom furniture-maker friend of mine. It's fantastic!

    here is what it does for us:
    - shared calendar for wife, kids, me, family, work stuff .... this was one of the main reasons I had it made and it has made life much better since we now have zero double bookings. Having it in the kitchen means there is no excuse not to check iCal or gCal
    - quick checks of the web. Movie times, weather, wikipedia.... endlessly useful
    - I use it as a remote for my airport express connected mac mini, which connects to the stereo for way better sound than the piddly iPad speaker
    - we can keep an eye on what the kids are doing on-line, as well as how much they are emailing or messaging
    - Epicurious in the kitchen
    - note taking etc
    - quick check of email and reply
    - you tube video
    - gardening stuff with Eden garden designer
    - picture frame slideshows - great at parties

    of course any app you use and is iPad friendly

    most of the time we are happy to type while the iPad is on the wall but occasionally we simply slip it out, load it onto the Apple keyboard doc, and my wife is then able to do longer replies for email or use Pages for document writing

    While I am totally satisfied with a wall mounted shared and updated calendar, I have been pleasantly surprised at how it has changed behaviour in our house. My wife isn't always taking my laptop away for extended periods and the kids aren't hidden in my office on the iMac.

    the guy I had make it is building a bunch more and is going to bring them to market. Mine is made of African sapele hardwood but the production version is Russian baltic birch - which actually looks better than mine (and a lot cheaper!)

    I'll take some pics of it and post here later
  13. macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I like the idea. I don't think I would have a use for it but it could be a very cool thing.

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