When Apple first introduced its new iMacs that began shipping to customers in November and December of last year, it confirmed the new models would not include support for VESA mounts like earlier models. Users of previous generation iMacs were able to buy and install a mount using the Video Electronics Standards Association standard to attach the product to a wall or other surface. It looks like Apple has now finally come up with a solution for the new super-slim iMacs by offering a $40 built-to-order option that will replace the iMac’s stand with a built-in VESA mount adapter.
The iMac with Built-in VESA Mount Adapter is ready to pair with your favorite VESA-compatible wall mount, desk mount, or articulating arm(sold separately). This iMac doesn’t include a stand, so a mount is required. If you don’t already have a mount, you can purchase one when you configure your iMac.
iFun pointed us to the listing on Apple.com where Apple now lets you select all four models of the new iMac with the built-in mount. The option will run users an extra $40 on top of the regular iMac pricing, making the entry-level 21.5-inch model start at $1,339.
Apple noted that it isn’t including its traditional iMac stand with these models, and users will have to purchase a desk or wall mount separately.
The VESA iMacs are now shipping in 7 to 10 days in the U.S. (compared to ‘within 24 hours’ for the other models) and seem to be available on Apple Stores worldwide wherever iMacs are currently sold.
Available through a campaign on newly launched crowd-funding website Makerlaunch, the Deohako is an iPad case with a built-in connection system for connecting various peripherals and attachments quickly and easily to the device. Its available for iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini starting at $60. The first preorders will ship mid-December.
There are literally thousands of ways to use the Deohako iPad System at work but here are a few of my favorites. Click the Deohako Case inside of a notebook and throw in your bag. Use the Joby GorillaPod Zoom bendable Tripod to install the iPad on the back of a car seat hours of entertainment. Use the rigid suction cup to attach the iPad mini to the front windshield and use as a GPS device. Attach the adjustable clamp to a stroller and listen to your favorite audiobook while walking around town.
The Deohako combination kit includes the:
- Deohako Case
- Wall Mount
- Adjustable Clamp
- Bendable Suction Cup
- Rigid Suction Cup
- Joby Gorilla Pod Zoom Bendable Trip
- Twist and click Notebook