The Ledge Is The First iPad Wall Mount That Won’t Embarrass You

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The Ledge is beautiful enough for even the most stylish kitchen
The Ledge is beautiful enough for even the most stylish kitchen

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.