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A simple, damage-free mount for any modern smart device including iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and smartphones, and Windows devices.
A simple, damage-free mount for any modern smart device including iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and smartphones, and Windows devices.
222 backers pledged $7,562 to help bring this project to life.

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Koala Mount 2.0; Universal Smartphone and Tablet Wall Mount

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Wall Mount your Tablet or Smartphone with the Koala Mount 2.0

What is the Koala Mount 2.0?

The Koala Tablet Wall Mount 2.0 is a simple and versatile tablet and smartphone wall mount that provides an excellent combination of aesthetics, functionality, and affordability. 

Where to Use It:

The Koala Mount 2.0 is perfect for storing, charging, and viewing your devices in the kitchen, bedroom, gym, bathroom, office, or anywhere else around your home, apartment, dorm, or office. Also a perfect solution for home automation setups controlled by a tablet.

The Koala Mount 2.0 makes it easy to follow recipes in the kitchen. More usage ideas below.
The Koala Mount 2.0 makes it easy to follow recipes in the kitchen. More usage ideas below.

How It Works:

The Koala Mount 2.0 consists of two small, sturdy, injection molded ABS plastic brackets that are set up on the wall independently, allowing you to space them as needed for your specific device and orientation. The 2 brackets gently cradle your device, which rests in the pocket created, utilizing gravity to hold it in place.

Compatibility:

Virtually any device that is 13 mm thick or less will fit into the Koala Mount. Many devices can even be used with protective cases left on. Some thicker devices will also work if the edges of the device are thinner - the main section of the pocket provides over 16 mm of space for a tablet to slide into. 

The Koala Mount 2.0 is compatible with any device and case combination that is 13 mm thick or less.
The Koala Mount 2.0 is compatible with any device and case combination that is 13 mm thick or less.

Key Features:

Damage-free Setup and Removal: 

The Koala Mount 2.0 is designed to be perfectly compatible with size large 3M Command strips (included in the package), which are rated to hold up to 5 lbs each (far more than most tablets on the market today). Command strips offer the unique ability to provide a very secure and reliable hold while also offering tool-free, hassle-free, and damage-free setup and removal. Setup with Command strips takes less than 2 minutes, and removal is a breeze as well. When it comes time to remove the mount from the wall, the Command strips can simply be stretched down and will release easily from the wall leaving no damage or residue. Replacement Command strips can easily be found in common retail stores (or online) across the globe, so your mount can be used over and over again in new locations and with new devices. Note that Command strips are designed for use on smooth walls, so if you need to mount on a textured wall, you will need to use the screw-in option instead.

Super simple setup and damage-free removal with included 3M Command adhesive strips.
Super simple setup and damage-free removal with included 3M Command adhesive strips.

Screw-in Option: 

If you have a scenario where Command strips won't suffice (such as a textured wall that is incompatible with Command strips or you simply want a heavier duty mount for high traffic locations), the Koala Mount 2.0 also has pre-drilled countersunk holes for mounting with the included screws and drywall anchors.

Screws and drywall anchors included with each mount.
Screws and drywall anchors included with each mount.
Each mount has 2 countersunk holes. The top is to be used with the anchor, providing the primary support, while the bottom hole uses only a screw to keep the bracket from twisting on the wall.
Each mount has 2 countersunk holes. The top is to be used with the anchor, providing the primary support, while the bottom hole uses only a screw to keep the bracket from twisting on the wall.

Spacer Pads Included:

One of the biggest customer requests with our current Koala Mount design is to provide a solution for reducing the pocket size and eliminating extra space so that devices have less "wiggle" room when mounted. With the Koala Mount 2.0, we've designed 4 different sizes of custom silicone spacers that can be attached to the back wall of each bracket. These spacers discreetly eliminate the extra space for a tighter fit between your device and the back of the brackets. 

4 different sets of spacer pads come with each mount; 2mm, 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm.
4 different sets of spacer pads come with each mount; 2mm, 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm.

Port Accessibility:

The Koala Mount 2.0 was specifically designed to have minimal obstructions on the sides and bottom of your device, with the goal of leaving as much access to ports as possible. With the iPad Mini mounted in landscape you'll still have access to the charging port, and with the iPhone 6 mounted in portrait you'll still have access to both the charging port and the headphone jack. To check compatibility with your device's ports, measure your device and compare to the dimensions provided below to determine if the ports you need will be accessible when mounted. Consider mounting upside down or switching between portrait/landscape mode if necessary for port access. 

No matter how it's mounted, the iPad mini's ports and power button are all accessible.
No matter how it's mounted, the iPad mini's ports and power button are all accessible.
The audio jack is still accessible on the iPhone 6 (and 6S, Plus, and 6S Plus) when mounted in portrait mode.
The audio jack is still accessible on the iPhone 6 (and 6S, Plus, and 6S Plus) when mounted in portrait mode.
 
You can measure your own device and it's port locations then compare to the dimensions here to ensure compatibility.
You can measure your own device and it's port locations then compare to the dimensions here to ensure compatibility.
 
Improved Cord Clip Options: 

With this version, you have 2 options for a cord clip. You can use the quick and easy clip on the side, which is simply meant for holding your cord while the mount is not being used, or you can use the more permanent clip at the bottom of the brackets designed for holding your cord at all times, even while the device is docked.

The first is a demonstration of the temporary clip, and the second is a demo of the semi-permanent clip.
The first is a demonstration of the temporary clip, and the second is a demo of the semi-permanent clip.
Make it Permanent:

We wanted to make if feasible to use the Koala Mount 2.0 as a permanent mount that locks in your device, which can be handy for situations such as using a device as a thermostat, alarm system, or clock-in station at a workplace. Using 2 of the mounts, it's possible to put one set on the top 2 corners of your device in order to lock it in, yet they would still be removable when the time comes because you still have access to the Command pull tabs.

Permanently lock in a device for use as a thermostat, clock in station, security system hub, or home automation controller.
Permanently lock in a device for use as a thermostat, clock in station, security system hub, or home automation controller.

What's in the Package:

With each Koala Mount, you'll receive 2 ABS plastic brackets, 2 large 3M Command strips, 4 screws, 2 drywall anchors, 8 adhesive backed silicone spacers pads, a surface prep pad, and an instruction manual.
With each Koala Mount, you'll receive 2 ABS plastic brackets, 2 large 3M Command strips, 4 screws, 2 drywall anchors, 8 adhesive backed silicone spacers pads, a surface prep pad, and an instruction manual.

Our Inspiration:

When we first started Dockem, we realized there was a need in the market for simple and affordable solutions, particularly in the wall mounting category. Everything that currently existed was either ineffective or over-engineered (aka too expensive). We wanted to make something that did what it was supposed to do in the simplest, most affordable manner. We believe we accomplished that with the original Dockem Universal Mount and the original Koala Mount, however after years of feedback on our mounts, we decided it was time to make some tweaks to our design in order to address some common customer requests (and to enhance compatibility with newer tablets and smartphones that didn't exist when we first launched, such as the iPhone 6 and the iPad Mini).

A Special Thank You:

The fact is, we wouldn't be here today if it weren't for Kickstarter and the wonderful community that comes along with it. Kickstarter and all of our early supports have helped us to take our small, simple idea and run with it, turning it into something we never could have dreamed of. We consider ourselves blessed to have the opportunity to continue chasing our dreams and to be here on Kickstarter again launching our third project. We thank you for all of the support you have provided us so far and hope that with your help, we can continue to design new and useful products to share with the world!

MORE USAGE IDEAS:

In the Kitchen.
In the Kitchen.
In the bedroom, on your headboard for easy alarm clock and charging access.
In the bedroom, on your headboard for easy alarm clock and charging access.
In the bedroom on the side of a nightstand to help reduce clutter and clear the space on top of your nightstand. Offers a safe location to charge and keeps track of your charging cables.
In the bedroom on the side of a nightstand to help reduce clutter and clear the space on top of your nightstand. Offers a safe location to charge and keeps track of your charging cables.
At your desk.
At your desk.
In the gym. Stream videos as you run on the treadmill or use the elliptical. Also handy for watching yoga or exercise training videos.
In the gym. Stream videos as you run on the treadmill or use the elliptical. Also handy for watching yoga or exercise training videos.
Listen to music or stream the news as you get ready in the bathroom, while simultaneously keeping your expensive phone off the wet counter top.
Listen to music or stream the news as you get ready in the bathroom, while simultaneously keeping your expensive phone off the wet counter top.
Gotta have your news while you take care of business!
Gotta have your news while you take care of business!
Use a 3rd party app with an old phone or tablet as a baby monitor or security monitor with video.
Use a 3rd party app with an old phone or tablet as a baby monitor or security monitor with video.

Stretch Goals:

NOTE FROM THE CREATORS: We have chosen to move forward with the chrome and white options regardless of whether the following stretch goals are met. Therefore, every backer will have the option of black, chrome, or white for their mounts, which can be mixed and matched for those getting more than one mount. Note that the chrome version will come with black silicone spacer pads, and the white will come with matching white silicone spacer pads.

ORIGINAL GOALS: If we are able to reach $7,000 in pledges, we will be offering an option for a chrome plated version of the Koala Mount 2.0 for all backer levels. If we are able to reach $10,000 in pledges we'll be offering white as well. Note that chrome and white options will not be available for early delivery (however you can still choose them if you are an Early Delivery backer).

Note: Original Koala Mount pictured for color reference.
Note: Original Koala Mount pictured for color reference.
Note: Original Koala Mount pictured for color reference.
Note: Original Koala Mount pictured for color reference.

Risks and challenges

Dockem has previously launched and continues to manufacture 2 other similar wall mounts, distributing them across the globe. We have established good relationships with our suppliers and manufacturers, and are confident in our ability to deliver the Koala Mount 2.0 within our given timeframe.

We have streamlined our fulfillment processes and will be ready to deliver as soon as we receive the goods from the manufacturers. Many challenges such as design, sourcing, and assembly have been overcome with our previous products and design iterations. Further, at this point the molds have already been made, which is the biggest hurdle and requires the most time.

All that remains is to raise funds for the first bulk production run so that we are able to place an order with the manufacturer at a quantity that will allow us to keep it as affordable as possible (and offer the prices we have offered here on Kickstarter).

One potential challenge would be the possibility of an exceptionally large demand, which would simply add to a longer lead time in procuring all of the parts and performing the assembly. That said, we are quite confident in our manufacturing partners' abilities to meet even the highest demands.

If all goes smoothly, we should in reality be able to fulfill all orders within 2 months of successful funding, but have given ourselves some cushion in case we run into unforeseen hiccups.

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    EARLY DELIVERY 10 MOUNTS:

    10 black bulk packaged Koala Mounts without retail packaging. All components included with 1 instruction manual. Components will not be assembled into individual packs.

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