Rockleigh, N.J. - Crestron today began shipping a new line of docking stations for the iPad and iPad 2, designed to turn the tablet into a tabletop or wall-mount touch screen for home control.
The IDOC-PAD and
IDOC-PAD2 ($370 list price) come in gloss white or black and charge the iPad
during use. Pressing the slim frame on the wall-mount model extends the dock,
allowing users to slide the iPad in or out.
Crestron has a home-control iPad app for $99, known as the Mobile Pro G. It allows users to control lighting, thermostats and audio settings, among other things.