I’m pondering making a ‘stand’ (for want of a better description) for iPad (probably the mini). I’m taken by the style and approach of the Nativ Vita but the approach to use that as the player doesn’t make sense once the family have learnt the Roon interface (and the RAAT support looks like it’s slow in coming.
The challenges are powering the iPad and hiding the cables - especially when the iPad must be in landscape fomat…
My thinking is to cnc mill one or two pieces that can hold the ipad and conceal the cables within - and hidden - in the frame.
Before I head off, does anyone know of such a frame, or a source for cad drawings for an embedded ipad?
Google has been exhausted … Most POS assume that the item will be stolen and are built to reflect that.
The music stands are ok, but only ok. This will be the front end of a smart looking hifi with good amps and Tekton Double Impact speakers, (and the theme is Nerd House) so I want simple, elegant, “want to play” elements.
Wim, I looked at the instructables (my first port of call, we have a nice big CNC mill :-)) but unless I’m mistaken (never been known, according to Jody) Roon only works in landscape mode? That’s what makes the cable management a challenge.
I have dedicated iPads for control of the stereo and those don’t have any email or messaging enabled nor do they have a lot of apps installed. Depending on how much I’m using the system I have to plug them in maybe once a week. Sometimes quite a bit less. You’d be amazed at how much battery the background email management takes!
I’ve been using the following cases for years and although they don’t appear to make one for the mini any more they did for quite some time so you may still be able to find one. Makes the iPad easy to grip one-handed (you can put your fingers through the little elastic strap on the back) and provides reasonable protection in case of drops. Highly recommended.
Thanks all. @danny that looks like the closest option, though I would prefer to use iPad minis. Love the Yohan styling but still have the power management issue. The side contacts is a great thought though
I own a YOHANN for my iPad Pro 10,5. I really like it, especially for its flexibility. It’s good on hard surfaces and also in the bed. Well, It’s not so good on slippery surfaces, as it will slip around when tapping to hard on the iPad or trying to push the home button. I’ve fixed this with 4 transparent rubber spots.