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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2009
Even though this arm is rated to support 18 lbs, it won't support even the 20" aluminum Cinema Display which weighs 14 lbs. Rather than using a toothed hinge for the tilt axis, it uses cheap plastic washers so even though I've tightened it so much that I've stripped the allan bolt, the monitor still droops.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2007
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I got my Neo-Flex LCD arm in October 2007. I'm using it with a 20" widescreen Samsung monitor (model 206bw) and an Ikea Galant desk.

It took a lot of tweaking an experimenting for me to get it set up satisfactorily. I found it's important to have a very stable desk to avoid having the monitor shake while you're using your computer (such as when gaming). To be fair, this is probably true of all monitor arms. I had to remove the middle portion of the arm* and replace the legs on my desk**, but now it's rock solid.

The arm supports the weight of my monitor well, but I think a 20" widescreen is about as large as you can go with it. I had to tighten most of the adjustments to close to the maximum, and it takes some force to move it.

The articulation is a little different than you'd expect. If the elevation is above 90", tilting the monitor from side to side causes it to rotate a bit, so you have to rotate it again to level it in the new position. This could have been avoided if they had arranged the joints directly behind the monitor differently.

Overall, I think this is a sturdy, well-built, and useful product. I like having the space under and behind my monitor freed up so I can do something useful with it. Though I would probably consider the Ergotron LX for larger monitors like mine, if I had to buy it again.

Notes:
* this piece is optional and its removal is described in the manual (but watch out for the ends, they're coated in grease).
** I replaced the Ikea Galant T-style legs with the A-style legs, which are cheaper and seem to be more stable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2010
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Great build quality and very flexible. I am building a zero gravity PC workstation and this arm is one of the few that tilts down more than 15 degrees.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2011
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Be aware before you by that this arm does not keep the monitor parallel when raising and lowering in contrast to other monitor arms. This has an unfortunate side effect that the axle at the end of the arm can end up at an angle where it has to fight gravity to keep the monitor up, which it isn't strong enough to do, so it flops over unless you align it perfectly.

Basically speaking, when you raise the monitor, it is difficult to find a position where it won't flop over, and requires a minute or two of fiddling every time to find a stable configuration. If all you are doing is pushing the monitor back and forth on your desk then this might work for you. However, don't expect to be able to raise it and lower it effortlessly. It's a pain. The more expensive arms have this issue solved.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2007
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I'm using this with the Samsung 226BW monitor (22") and I get the feeling this is about as big of a monitor as you can use with this mount. I had to REALLY tighten the hex-nut right behind the monitor to get it not to fall forward. Now anything more than a light touch will cause it to fall forward... so its not really "adjustable". However, I don't need to contantly adjust it, so it works for me. For the price, I'd still buy this again since most other mounting arms are substantially more expensive. Oh, I think the aesthetics are pretty nice as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2010
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This stand has extraordinary build quality, and feels extremely sturdy, but I still have mixed feelings about its usability.

It's rather difficult to adjust. Each of the joints is locked down by a hex bolt, which is good for sturdiness and long life, but clumsy to use and requires you to have a hex key around at all times. When they're locked down tight, there is still just enough "give" in the joints for last-minute adjustments, which is handy. But go to far and the bolts start to loosen and you're reaching for the hex key again. Additionally, there are two sizes of hex key needed, depending on what you're adjusting. Both are supplied.

The height is also hard to manage - there's only one vertical joint, which uses a momentary locking mechanism that you push while adjusting. Supporting the monitor's weight with the other hand makes it easy to get the joint to unlock, but makes the effort clumsy. Thankfully, though, the vertical joint provides plenty of height for use while seated.

While the overall build quality is superb, the seemingly-inconsequential cable management clips are poorly designed. Two plastic clips thread through the arm from opposite sides and are supposed to "click" together. Mine never click. The slightest movement causes them to pop apart. A minor thing, but nonetheless annoying.

It's possible to remove the middle arm for shallower desks. This is a nice feature and I might take advantage of it in the near future.

There are lots of high-quality parts included, including thumbscrews, an adapter plate and several mounting options. The included instructions are a little puzzling, but they do the trick.

So why the 4-star review? Because this is an awesome product for under $70. There isn't a better monitor arm at this price, and few with this level of finish quality. If you're in the market and price sensitive, it's worth putting up with its quirks. For around double the price, the new Ergotron LX mount seems like the more substantial bet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2010
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I just received my Neo-Flex stand and I love it!!! It features stand VESA mounting options. You can use the desk clamp or mount it through a hole in the center of a table using the grommet mount. There is an extension arm that can is removable. I currently use this stand to mount to a stainless steel ipad enclosure made by LabShield. The enclosure allows me to secure my iPad and use it as a kiosk at trade shows. The mount allows the ipad to be rotated in all directions (landscape and portrait). It's a perfect match and gives your booth a very professional touch while taking advantage of the new affordable technologies (iPad) available to small businesses. The price on this stand is very affordable and it is built with high quality materials that won't break easily.

There is an app on the app store called My Kiosk that allows you to restrict your ipad to certain admin defined websites to prevent users from misusing your kiosk. Also the Labshield enclosure prevents users from touching the home button on your iPad so it stays put on the same app.

Ingredients for a iPad Kiosk:

iPad
iPad enclosure (Labshield makes a great stainless steel one)
My Kiosk App
Neo-Flex by Ergotron VESA stand with desk mount
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2009
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I originally purchased this arm hoping to use it with my new Dell 2408 24" monitor. While the 24" monitor is technically under the weight limit of the Neo-Flex LCD Arm, even with all the adjustments tightened it felt very flimsy and wobbly once I installed it. I ended up ordering the Ergotron LX Desk Mount Arm - mounting kit (45-179-194) to hold my 24" monitor, and moved the Neo-Flex arm over for use with my Dell 22" monitor.

What a difference! With the smaller monitor installed, this arm moves smoothly from side to side, and the height adjustment is much easier as well. Even with the added weight of a monitor-attached speaker bar, the Neo-flex feels very solid and not flimsy at all.

I'm using the Neo-flex attached to one of the cable-management grommets in my Legaré 60" x 47" Corner Desk and it fits perfectly, installation was very simple, and the installation instructions were very detailed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2007
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The arm is entirely adjustable and clears my desk area with a simple push.

One defect that I noticed is the ratchet adjustable verticle swivel point is loose at the connection and there is no apparent way to tighten it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2010
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I've been using this arm for over a year now with a 24" Asus VW246H panel and I can't imagine being without it. It saves so much desk space it is ridiculous and it's nice to be able to just swing the entire thing out of the way when you need to. When I first purchased this I thought it would be shaky and would eventually bow under the weight, but it doesn't - it's much more solid than expected, regardless of how you have it positioned.

I spend a lot of time at my computer and this just makes it that much more pleasant. I only wish I had another set so I could turn one vertically for reading long documents.
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