The Ledge, from designer Chris Blackburn, is the first iPad wall mount I would actually consider buying. Instead of the usual bulky cases with matching wall-mounted bayonet, the Ledge is just what its name suggests: a solid aluminum ledge which sticks to the wall.
The Ledge can be stuck to pretty much any vertical surface — wall, fridge door, window — using the supplied 3M sticky strips. It can also be screwed into place for those paranoid about trusting their $800 tablet to a couple of sticky strips.
Once up there, it offers a minimal perch for your phone or tablet, with a channel cut into the CNC-machined body to stop the iPad from slipping off. I can totally see one of these on my kitchen wall. It’s way safer than the current home for my iPad, which is on top of a slippery, hastily-stacked piles of cook books.
The only problem I see is that you could easily catch the charging cable as you pass by. But then, the iPad 3 takes so long to charge you probably just plug it in overnight anyway.
Blackburn’s project is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. $25 will get you a phone Ledge, and $50 will get you one for tablets. Hopefully we’ll be able to get one for review.Related