Our Mission

smart things
for smart devices

iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the way we interact with computers.
The intuitive touch interface has changed the world. Millions of apps in Apple and Google stores impressively demonstrate the versatility of smartphones and tablets. With many apps, you typically have the phone or tablet in your hand. For some scenarios, however, you may want to place the iPad on the table (at an angle) or use it flat against the wall.
With our products – smart things – we want to make it easier. 
In order to offer complete solutions, we include a power supply and locking system of the mobile devices, so that eventually we can talk about building integration. The building can also be a ship, car or an airplane. The iPad is an all-around machine. 

How it started

Why is there no iPad holder that also looks good without an iPad?

This question led to the foundation of smart:)things in 2011. For several months, the team from the Munich-based design agency ergon3 Design worked on a wall mount whose design concept convinces even without an iPad. Agency owner Thomas Detemple presented the result to TQ Group CEOs Detlef Schneider and Rüdiger Stahl. They were so enthusiastic that only a month later the joint company smart:)things was founded.
‘The company name is our programme,’ explains founder and managing director Thomas Detemple. We develop innovative products with high demands on functionality and design. The focus is on accessories for mobile devices and computers.
The company is based in Gauting, near Munich, in the heart of Bavaria’s Silicon Valley. 

Our partners


The TQ Group is a globally active service provider for electronic assemblies and systems. It regularly ranks among the top 50 companies in Bavaria. TQ supports us in particular in the development and production of electronic components.

ergon3 Design

ergon3 Design does industrial design and specialises in the fields of electronics, industry, transportation and interface.
Many of the smart things products have been created with the support of ergon3 Design.