August 19th, 2020

Magnetic iPad Pro VESA Mount

With my recent purchases of the iPad Pro Smart Folio and the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, I wanted to make a change to my VESA mount. Over the year I’ve been using this Ergotron Clamp, I’ve started to notice a bit of wear on the edge of my device.

There still aren’t many great iPad Pro VESA mounts, but after reading about Ben Brooks setup, I decided to make my own magnetic iPad Pro VESA mount out of some plywood I had around and a cheap case.

In Ben’s setup, he was able to screw the iPad cover to the wood. The case I got had enough metal in the backing that the screw wouldn’t pull tight enough and stripped out the threads. I was glad I purchased two covers in case I wrecked the first one, because I did. Instead I used glue to stick the iPad cover to the plywood.

I’ve ended up with a VESA mount that is much cleaner than my old version. It’s also easier to add or remove my iPad.

Tips

Make sure you cut out the camera bump. Not only will this make it easier to remove the iPad, it also means you could still use the camera to scan a credit card if you wanted to.

Get a 90 degree mend USB C dongle. It’s going to clean up the look of your setup even more. I bought these ones and they work fine with my USB C hub from Twelves South.

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