The Boomerang is a new Kickstarter iPad accessory from the one-device-to-rule-them all crowd — it’s a combination universal mounting system and frame. The hinged, X-shaped frame snaps onto the back of your iPad, while a powerful, centrally located magnet of its back allows it to attach to a wide variety of stands and mounts that Uros Cadez, the project’s creator, has already designed. Even without any accessory mounts, the frame’s hinge can ratchet to prop the iPad up at three different angles. Another plus: The Boomerang’s corners were designed so it wouldn’t get in the way of a Smart Cover.
If the mount looks pretty damn cool, it’s the attendant accessories that really have us wanting this thing. Uros has already designed a svelte compact desk stand, a suction mount and headrest mount for vehicles, and a small, square “multimount,” with a magnetic attachment on one side — for popping the iPad on a fridge, etc — and a strong adhesive attachment, for a more permanent application, on the other. When (if) the Boomerang finally ships, Uros says a popular option will likely be the frame packaged with a single multimount; he says he expects that package to run about $75.
There’s even more on the way: Uros shared with us plans for an iPad Mini version, a mount that’ll attach to the back of an airplane seat and a version of the frame integrated into a folio case.