Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: VIVO Premium Aluminum Heavy Duty Arm, Standard and Widescreen Single Monitor Desk Mount with Instant Pneumatic Spring Height Adjustment, VESA Stand fits 1 Screen up to 32 inches, STAND-V101G1
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Works great for my Samsung C49RG 26lb monitor. Easy movement of the monitor up or down, closer or further back. Solid and doesn't wobble. Saves a lot of desktop space compared to the original Samsung stand. Excellent value. Highly recommended.
I originally was prepared to spend at minimum $600 for the category leader Ergotron as I assumed they and their competitor Humanscale would be the only ones with excellent sturdiness and stability. I was happily incorrect as this very low price Vivo is very strong & stable.
But I would not buy it, or any other monitor arm like it again, for two reasons -- and possibly this will be applicable to you.
First my application: I use two different computers at the same time with two monitors. So I need to look into the middle of only one monitor at a time. I found looking to the right or left for longer than a few seconds over the course of a day too straining.
1) Difficult to reposition I assumed it would be easy to slide the monitors from left to right, and by easy I mean doing it MANY times a day. It's not! Even with the handle it requires a lot of effort (I'm a strong man) I even applied automotive grease which helped but didn't fix. As well, the monitors don't exactly slide left to right. You have to first push them away from you and rotate or pull them towards you then rotate. This often causes it to "jam", meaning the arm can only go one direction, which then requires you to go back and start again in a different direction. Perhaps if you seldom had to reposition this wouldn't be big deal
2) Monitors don't settle level Every time you move them from left to right they twist such that on the farthest left they tilt to the left and in the farthest right position they tilt to the right. The amount of tilt is huge, like 1.5 - 2 inches! Even worse, it requires a lot of effort to twist them back to horizontal.
I ended up making some plastic shims coated with grease to enable the Vivo tilt mount to move easier, but I had to go to Home Depot and buy longer mounting bolts with Nylock nuts because the shims spaced things out. I also had to Threadlocker four mounting bolts because again of the extra spacing of the shim they barely were long enough so I wanted the screws to not come loose and have it all fall to the floor
One more issue. The monitors don't join together nicely in the middle, esp after you've moved them. I solved this by using some automotive 3M tape (as used to secure vehicle trim, it's very expensive by the roll so just give $5 to your local collision shop for 18") and I'm sure heavy-duty velcro would also work.
So the price is very low, and it's very strong and there's other good qualities about it (instructions, comes as both clamp and penetrating mount, attractive, has handle) but if you need to move the monitors frequently you might be frustrated, esp if you're not willing to modify it like I did. I'm sure glad I didn't spend the extra money on Ergotron or Humanscale as I assume they would suffer from the same problems
The actual gas spring can definetly hold the advertised weight no problem... but the there is just no way for the tilt mechanism to hold it. I have a 26 lbs monitor and with the bolt tightened to the absolute max it still fell down all the way.
I see some reviews saying that it holds 49 inch ultrawides that are very heavy so I will give the benefit of the doubt that mine was somehow defective (althought I strongly doubt it the mechanical tilt bolt seemed perfectly fine). If you have a light monitor this is a working product however it does say 33lbs on the box and for that false advertising I have to go 1 star.
Me pareció un buen producto tomando en cuenta el precio, la calidad del material se siente aceptable y viene con un par de tornillos y taquetes para instalarlo dependiendo del material de la superficie donde lo colocarás. Trae un desarmado/llave Allen que también es útil, sobretodo a la hora de ajustar. Los ejes para la posición horizontal y la extensión del brazo son bastante sólidas y mantienen la posición en la que se coloca. Lo malo: Trae un par de cubiertas de plástico sobre el brazo para ocultar los cables que me dieron algunos problemas a la hora de querer instalarlo, se soluciona quitándolas y volviendo a colocarlas después. Otro problema es el hecho de que el brazo es hidráulico y se queda extendido cuando tratas de colocarlo sobre la pared ya que depende del peso del propio monitor para quedarse flexionado. El tornillo para ajustar el ángulo del monitor se afloja cada vez que lo ajustas y hay que estar apretándolo cada vez que se te ocurre moverlo. Quizás a compradores más hábiles no les costó tanto instalarlo como a mí, pero en general estoy satisfecho. No me arrepiento de la compra pero si tuviera que volver a comprarlo me iría por un modelo distinto.
It holds my 9 kg (20 pounds) monitor easily. Good quality, feels robust, nice finish overall. BUT.................... the plastic clip that holds the VESA mount to the arm is loose and there's a good amount of play in there that I didn't expect. It's not a show stopper but it feels very cheap. The "quick release" clip is a nice idea, but the execution is.... meh. I have another monitor arm that is way cheaper than this one, and the VESA mount is firmly attached to the arm with a thumb screw. There's no play and it feels much better and much more secured in place. So.... yeah... there's that. I don't like that design at all, so overall that's a 3 out of 5 just because of that. That's poor design for an otherwise very nice mount.
I bought three of these heavy duty arms, and they are working great so far. Two of them are holding 27" monitors that weigh about 12 lb each, and the third is holding an LG 43UD79-B which is a 43" monitor that weighs roughly 27 lb. I had to tighten the arm spring a lot before it would hold the monitor, but once I tightened it enough it handled the weight perfectly. I also needed an adapter to make the VESA plate fit 200mm x 200mm for the LG monitor.
The only criticism I have with this mount is that the "sway" movement does not have any ability to be tightened or loosened. If you have a heavier monitor that is not perfectly balanced left-to-right, you might find that it will tilt on its own, and you won't have the ability to prevent this because there's no way lock or tighten it. Luckily, my monitors are well balanced, so I haven't had an issue here.
i was using the arm to mount my 32in curved acer monitor and let me tell you......it took me for ever to mount it. it took me almost 1 hour just to get the mount to sit flush with the wall and pick a height that makes the monitor sit near my desk no 3 ft above my desk and the gas shock only works if its going up it has no hold abilty going down it just flops also the part that mounts to the moitor is weird 2 of the 4 holes are open ended and i was worried they would fall ouit of the monitor. and the provided screws to mount monitor to arm 2 were too long and 2 barly fit. not bad overall just little things.
This will securely hold a monitor, however I am not a fan of the hydraulic shock design, I wish this was just a free motion with large handle nut to tighten it where wanted. I eventually ended up drilling out 2 of the rivets so that I could access the hydraulic shock and rip it out. Then I replaced the rivets and drilled my own mount for a large handle nut so that I could lock this in a specific position. The shock is just a pain to work with and doesn't allow for repeat positioning exactly the same each time. This is a very solid and sturdy mount however.