• EduGeek at BETT 2013 - Parat iPad Cube

    Parat run us through their latest iPad storage and security device, and run through the various features.



    More Info: http://www.parat.eu/Koffer-Licht-IT/...7_144_388.html
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. alan-d's Avatar
      alan-d -
      Did anyone spot the design flaw?

      When mounted on a wall, firstly you have to take it off the wall to plug in a connecting usb lead but more importantly there is no cable feedway so the cabinet will rest on the cables when wall mounted.

      Also, if wall mounted, how is the cooling fan going to work?
    1. bondbill2k2's Avatar
      bondbill2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
      Did anyone spot the design flaw?

      When mounted on a wall, firstly you have to take it off the wall to plug in a connecting usb lead but more importantly there is no cable feedway so the cabinet will rest on the cables when wall mounted.

      Also, if wall mounted, how is the cooling fan going to work?
      Spotted that too, would look odd mounted to a wall too IMO. How secure is the little slide out bracket for stacking them? Could this be used to secure to a fastening point? Its a nice easy carry gift box for a thief too, maybe add a little bow?
    1. sidewinder's Avatar
      sidewinder -
      It's a neat design apart from the above flaws. The wall mounting is just bizarre...perhaps there is a bracket which goes up first although it doesn't look like it. And there should be another way for the cables to run. And yes the slide out bit looks a bit flimsy, I'd want a secure anchoring point somewhere
    1. hallb15's Avatar
      hallb15 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
      It's a neat design apart from the above flaws. The wall mounting is just bizarre...perhaps there is a bracket which goes up first although it doesn't look like it. And there should be another way for the cables to run. And yes the slide out bit looks a bit flimsy, I'd want a secure anchoring point somewhere
      There is a bracket shown under the Accessories title on this page:
      PARAPROJECT® Cube for iPad - PARAT

      It looks as though you hook the cube onto the bracket and can use the slide out clip to padlock them together. From the picture it seems to stick out a few centimeters which should be enough to allow space for the power and USB cables-although you'd have to connect them before attaching to the wall.
    1. alan-d's Avatar
      alan-d -
      That makes a bit more sense.
    1. sidewinder's Avatar
      sidewinder -
      Ah yeah looks a lot better!

      Anyone know the rough price of one of these by the way?
    1. Alis_Klar's Avatar
      Alis_Klar -
      As they have standard USB charging ports will this work with Android Tablets that physically fit into the slot?
    1. Domino's Avatar
      Domino -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alis_Klar View Post
      As they have standard USB charging ports will this work with Android Tablets that physically fit into the slot?
      I don't see why not?

      BTW Kensington were also showing a rebadged version of this at the show, with a kensington lock through the flap.

      I had to lol when the guy told me there's wasn't a Parat rebadged, and Parat had probably rebadged theirs. German manufacturing firms are known for that, right?
    1. mattianuk's Avatar
      mattianuk -
      RM was selling one for £350
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