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Think outside the office...
on February 4, 2012
We've had this just over 24 hours, and already are ordering a second one, and probably a third.
I spend most of my day in my living room - stairs pose a danger to me, so I tend to only go up or down them if my husband is home "in case of emergency." As such, we had to essentially relocate my office space downstairs so that I have easy access to the kitchen, laundry, etc. throughout the day. My laptop monitor just isn't big enough to let me do my work properly, so having a large HD monitor is important to me... but then aesthetics come into play because this is, after all, my living room. I want things to look as nice as possible.
Along comes this monitor mount - and I don't think I could be more pleased.
I have my 23" monitor mounted on this - it's a slim monitor, so it weighs much less than the max rating for this mount. I've encountered no trouble in terms of getting the positioning I want with a monitor that is larger (size, not weight) than the specs mention. This mount is rock solid. I have my monitor mounted in a fully-extended position, and it is tight and secure and not bouncing all over the place.
The finish on the mount is very pleasing to the eye. I don't feel like I have this huge ugly mechanical monster in the midst of my living room. It has a very organic visual feel.
And I think anyone with an engineering bent will be pleased with how well-thought-out each swivel point is... we very much appreciated the thought that went into the mounting of the optional arm. Stick your hex key in and let the mount itself hold the key still while you rotate the arm to unscrew it. Talk about saving strain on your fingers & wrists! Lovely - especially for someone with carpal tunnel!
Truly, the only improvement I could possibly make on this design would be to have a little space tucked away in the base where one could store the hex keys that come with it. That has more to do with my own OCD leanings than any failure in design of this mount. LOL
We're buying a second one today for my husband's monitor... and are debating a third for the monitor we use with our Roku & HD-DVD player in our bedroom. We also have a number of friends & family who are going to be finding this under the Christmas tree later this year. This mount would be worth much more than the $60-70 price range Amazon is selling it for... and I would suggest to buyers that IF you have reason to find fault with the quality of this mount, you may want to consider an exchange rather than a return. Manufacturing defects are a fact of life, and my guess is that any problems might relate more to an issue with the specific mount you received being badly manufactured than with the style & design itself being flawed. It would be worth giving a replacement a chance.
Just editing this to add: It's 2/23/12 and I've just placed an order for two more of these. We count this as one of our best Amazon purchases of all time.