iPort is company that make some very interesting mounts, chargers and cases for tablets. We use the LaunchPort in store to wirelessly charge our iPad that we use for demonstrating Sonos. It means we can just place it on the magnetic pad and it will automatically start charging. When we want to use it, we just pick it up. There’s no need to ‘plug’ and charging cables in and the convenience is very nice.
They’ve recently released a simple controller for Sonos, allowing you to control basic functions of a Sonos zone such as volume up/down, skip track, play/pause and more! See details from the iPort website:
xPRESS, the Audio Keypad for Sonos, allows you to start playing Sonos instantly without having to take your phone out of your pocket or purse.
Place xPRESS anywhere you want instant access to Sonos. Play, skip tracks and adjust volume, all with the simplicity of flicking on the lights. And, with the Star button, toggle and auto-play all of your Sonos favorites whether Spotify playlists, Pandora Radio Stations and more!
Install on a wall, place on the coffee table, or magnetically mount to the fridge. Enjoy a simple install with no wires, no hubs and no fuss. Set up in 2 minutes with the iPort Connect App for iOS. Use xPRESS as an individual controller, or control a group when you create one in Sonos. xPRESS: control Sonos music instantly from anywhere in the house.