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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's in the Package:
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:
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).
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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