Here’s a neat little mount that has moved from a Kickstart project to become a real world product. The $30 patent-pending TotalMount Apple TV Bracket provides 3 different mounting options for hiding your Apple TV 2 behind your flat screen telly. Check out the video after the jump.
Innovelis proudly announces the release of TotalMount, the first mounting system that allows you to easily snap your Apple TV to the back of your wall-mounted television. TotalMount enables quick installation of Apple TV behind virtually any flat panel television. Wes Schwie, Vice President of Marketing stated, “In many cases adding another media device to a wall mounted TV isn’t ideal since it can mean running a new cable to the TV and the additional media box can clutter the area. The TotalMount system allows people to discreetly mount Apple TV behind wall-mounted televisions, which helps preserve a clean and uncluttered appearance of one’s walls.”
Apple’s second generation Apple TV has received rave media reviews and has dominated the media streaming device category. According to In-Stat estimates, Apple sold around 2 million Apple TVs within 12 months of launching the product. Apple TV brings the iTunes movie and TV show collection as well as popular apps like Netflix and YouTube to any television. “Our mounting kit is the perfect complement to this slick little box,” stated co-inventor Eric Wengreen. “Apple is the master of out of the box usability and Apple TV is no exception. TotalMount enables out of the box connectivity to any flat panel television.”
The patent-pending TotalMount system includes three ways to quickly mount Apple TV. In the first mounting option, Apple TV slides into TotalMount, which then securely attaches to the vents behind the television using proprietary hooks. Alternatively, TotalMount connects Apple TV to the wall mounting bracket that attaches the television to the wall. These two options enable tool-free, nearly instantaneous mounting. The final mounting option uses screws to connect the Apple TV directly to the wall rather than snap the Apple TV to the back of the television.
TotalMount has been extensively tested in different environments to ensure that the remote can control the Apple TV once it is mounted behind the television. Wengreen explained, “Apple’s remote can easily communicate with the Apple TV even when it is behind the television. The infrared [IR] waves bounce off the ceiling and hit the Apple TV sensor behind the TV.”