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I reversed my Rating from 2 to 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2015
I revamped my computer room for better functionality for my family. I installed an 11 foot kitchen countertop onto one side of our library/computer room; see picture (a feat in and by itself). Using a countertop allowed me to create a wireless environment with 3 separate computer stations; 1 PC & 2 Laptops (the LPs are hidden underneath the counter). I then mounted 3 computer monitors above the countertop. To keep costs down, I bought 3 of these inexpensive wall mounting computer monitors arms.
For parties, we use the countertop to hold the food. These wall mounted monitor arms allow all 3 of the monitors to be pushed back snuggly against the wall, and out of the way of the food, and potential messes. I like a wire free environment, so all of my computers have wireless keyboards and mice (color coded on the bottom to not get mixed up). This allows them to be easily removed when the food comes onto the countertop. So everything is out of the way including the monitors.
But during the week, and regular life, when the kids/family are using the computers for school work, or gaming, or for gathering information from the internet, these wall mounted monitor arms allow for easy adjustment to personal preference… No hassles.
When I first mounted these monitors, I’ll admit I had some difficulty making adjustments when using the wrenches that came in the box. I even had some difficulty tilting the monitors up and down. Therefore at that time, I gave these wall mounting arms a rating of only 2 stars.
However, I’ve now revered my rating to a 5 star. I've owned these wall mounted arms for 9 months now, and I've learned how to make the adjustments, quickly and easily. Also these mounting arms have held up very well; they have NOT sagged down from the Monitor weight. My older I-INC monitor is 24 inches, and the 2 newer Dell Monitors are 23.5 inches They are nice and sturdy and easily move into position as needed. The wall mounts allow the monitors to be spun 360 degrees, although I have only had to spin them 90 degrees one way or the other to watch a cell phone videos that were taken with the phone sideways.
Also my kids like to play a racing game called TrackMania - Canyon, and often play it on the center monitor, with it fully extended out from the wall. This arm has had no problems doing so and doesn’t sag. Also sometimes, if there is too much light in the room, they throw a blanket over both themselves and the monitor to block the sun light. The blanket adds additional weight, and yet the support arms have not sagged. I’m very impressed.
Firstly, I’ve added a smaller rubber bumper to the mounting arm to keep it from marring the wall when fully collapsed against it. Just one side, as when moved to the other side it touches off on the wall opening housing.
Secondly I bought the bigger bolts from a hardware store, that could still fit through the wall mounting holes on the bracket. I simply don’t trust bolts and screws from China, as I’ve had some others (not these) break. So an additional 50 cents for bigger bolts could possibly save your $300 monitor from falling.
Thirdly, my kids wish the 2 side monitors could be swung over to towards the middle one, so that all 3 could be used for the racing gaming together, for multi-screen gaming. However, the spacing between them is such that when used separately, people aren’t too close and uncomfortable. So if these arm on this product had an additional 10 inch of reach, then they could serve as both (a) separate computer monitors with comfortable spacing, and (b) then be swung over and used for multi-screen gaming.