Looking for more desk space? Have a dual display setup? Want more flexibility in adjusting your displays’ position? How about a solution that’s easy on the wallet?
That’s a tall order for any product – let alone one that sells for under $60 on Amazon.
And so, with credit card in hand and a mild dose of skepticism, I placed an order for the Mount-It! Articulating Dual Arm Computer Monitor Desk Mount (or Mount-It, as I will refer to it from here on out).
So… does it live up to my expectations? Read on to find out…
Billed on the box as “professional TV mounts”, the Mount-It unit (Model MI-752) comes well packed. Inside the box are two smaller boxes. One of the boxes contains the Mount-It base, packed in a protective plastic sheath. The other box contains the arms, various screws / washers, an alan wrench, and a quick setup pamphlet (all of which are also encased in a plastic sheath). The packaging is superb.
The build quality on both the Mount-It arms and base are impressive. Both units are made of metal and are rock solid. There is no skimping or cutting corners here. The overall unit weighs 12 lbs.
Assembly is straight forward. The included pamphlet has four basic steps.
The first step in the assembly is to mount the base onto your desk. Using the supplied alan wrench, I attached the C-clamp to the metal base. The metal base includes three sets of holes to accommodate various table-tops. The included clamps provide extra support to anchor the base. After tightening the clamps, the base was firm and secure.
Two screws on the back of the arm are needed to secure the arms to the base, which contains holes along its back to accommodate height adjustment. I set mine to the highest level (shown below).
The arms have three points of articulation, which gives the user the ability to adjust the display position on the fly. The points of articulation are firm and stiff – but easily adjustable.
Both of my displays allow for the possibility of VESA mounting. In order to use my displays with the Mount-It kit, I had to first remove their stands. The Dell was a breeze to remove; the HP required a peek at the documentation to properly dislodge the display from its stand.
The Mount-It kit includes options for displays that are flat and curved. It just so happens that my monitor setup includes both. My HP display, which is flush on the back, only required four supplied screws and washers to affix it to the arm.
My Dell display, which has a slightly rounded back, required the addition of 4 spacers (also included in the box).
The Mount-It unit takes into account cable management. Along the arms are two sets of plastic clamps. The Mount-It base, which is hollow, also allows for cables to pass through the unit.
I was able to install both monitors onto the Mount-It on my own – but if I had to do it again, I would have asked my wife to help me. There was more than one occasion where the mount’s screws / washers slid out of their holes before I could bring the display close enough to secure it. Here’s a photo showing the completed install, from the back.
Furthermore, I can now bring the displays towards me or away from me, as needed. The monitors can also be tilted downward or upward. Again, there is enough of a resistance on the arm’s hinges to where gentle force is needed to tilt the displays. It’s not a big deal; I actually prefer it this way because I don’t have to worry about my displays “drooping” after I’ve adjusted their tilt to my liking.
For me, the answer is an unequivocal: “Hell yeah.” The Mount-It kit retails for $160 – so $60 is a steal for what you get. I purchased mine from Amazon. It should be noted that the maximum display size this unit can accommodate are two 27″ displays. Both of my displays are 24″ and the arms easily supported the weight.
In summary, the Mount-It Articulating Dual Arm Computer Monitor Desk Mount is well built, durable, flexible and aesthetically pleasing. I couldn’t find any problem with the unit whatsoever. If you have two displays and need more desk space, you would do well to buy this kit. The Mount-It! kit earns 5 out of 5 Bob Weiners.
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