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Brian
04-28-2012, 03:57 AM
Have seen a lot of people favouring the Ergotron MX, but its price rather goes against the notion of the Catleap being a bargain.

Kosta
04-28-2012, 04:13 AM
Sure it does, but you can use it with any future monitor you are going to get.

120HzNET
04-28-2012, 11:42 PM
The MONOPRICE (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5402&seq=1&format=2) seems to be a favorite as well. For me, it wouldn't work well since my desk is glass and I don't like clamp-mounts (prefer stands or wall mounts if I can get away with it.)

superhard
04-29-2012, 07:31 PM
The MONOPRICE (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5402&seq=1&format=2) seems to be a favorite as well. For me, it wouldn't work well since my desk is glass and I don't like clamp-mounts (prefer stands or wall mounts if I can get away with it.)

That stand looks awesome!

sfsilicon
04-29-2012, 08:49 PM
That stand looks awesome!

Make sure to use washers if you get this, included screws are long enough to cause shorts. Speaking from experience. ;)

bjgrenke
04-29-2012, 09:24 PM
The MONOPRICE (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5402&seq=1&format=2) seems to be a favorite as well. For me, it wouldn't work well since my desk is glass and I don't like clamp-mounts (prefer stands or wall mounts if I can get away with it.)

In the user pictures I've seen of those the monitors always look so slouched and tilting down. I'd recommend this (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5970&seq=1&format=2) for a regular stand, or this (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082802&p_id=4564&seq=1&format=2) for a wall mount.

EDIT: Just noticed that desk stand is for up to 23". Not sure if it'll work.

Vikhyat
05-04-2012, 01:28 PM
I've got a couple humanscale monitor arms that I use (I think the m4 model, can't remember off the top of my head.) They're very nice and I highly recommend them, but they are a bit pricy. Got mine (very lightly used display units) from a neighbor when he used to work as a sales rep for them. Still haven't come across any mounts I like more than these.

Aquineas
05-04-2012, 03:39 PM
This is the stand (http://www.ebay.com/itm/180840988000?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) I use for my triple head setup. It is just big enough for the 27" monitors. And only just.

unclerunkle
05-05-2012, 02:54 PM
I've been researching dual-monitor stands and have come up with two seemingly good options:

Inland 05321 Dual LCD Monitor Arm Mount - Supports 2 Screens, Up to 27", Black
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1363150&CatId=2465

Mount-It! Articulating Dual Arm Computer Monitor Desk Mount for monitors up to 27"
http://www.amazon.com/Mount-It-Articulating-Computer-Monitor-monitors/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Reviews for both are excellent and should accommodate our 27" monitors, but I don't have either to verify.

Shadman
05-06-2012, 03:19 AM
Make sure to use washers if you get this, included screws are long enough to cause shorts. Speaking from experience. ;)

Oh crap, I'm not the only one that encountered this! I VESA mounted right after I took the included stand off. Scared the crap out of me, cause I hadn't read anyone else getting problems! Hope this bit of info is in the FAQ (wasn't last time I checked...but that was on OCN anyway)

Aquineas
05-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Make sure to use washers if you get this, included screws are long enough to cause shorts. Speaking from experience. ;)

This is good advice. If anyone's interested, the Vesa holes for the Shimian are particularly shallow (much more so than the Catleap).

Davion
05-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Make sure to use washers if you get this, included screws are long enough to cause shorts. Speaking from experience. ;)

How do washers prevent shorts?

Catrik
05-06-2012, 11:03 AM
How do washers prevent shorts?

If you put washers between the screw and the mounting plate, the screw will obviously not go as deep inside the monitor casing. The PCB is right behind the screw holes and it will short out if your screws are too long.

superhard
05-06-2012, 10:39 PM
Make sure to use washers if you get this, included screws are long enough to cause shorts. Speaking from experience. ;)

washers come with it?

superhard
05-06-2012, 10:40 PM
If you put washers between the screw and the mounting plate, the screw will obviously not go as deep inside the monitor casing. The PCB is right behind the screw holes and it will short out if your screws are too long.

I'm not so sure I could have answered that without being sarcastic. good work ;)

kosmarnik
06-08-2012, 08:43 AM
I'd like to know about a cheap but decentish stand available to EU. Any recommendations?

Mad-Duke
06-16-2012, 11:33 PM
or this (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082802&p_id=4564&seq=1&format=2) for a wall mount.
I am trying to find a wall mount that can extend a bit longer... Preferably double Monitor Wall Mount.

Kosta
06-17-2012, 04:45 AM
Extendable wall-mount for two Catleaps? Don't think it exists...

It would be too heavy and too big. You would need two holders. Ergotron makes pretty solid wall-mounters for such big screens.

BababooeyHTJ
06-17-2012, 07:13 AM
Honestly, the monoprice stands are junk. I've got the actual stand and I tried out an arm. The stand bounces around while I'm typing more than the stock catleap stand and the arm wants to tilt down unless you ghetto rig it somehow and even then its only level in one spot so if you actually want to use the articulating feature thats worthless.

Mad-Duke
06-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Extendable wall-mount for two Catleaps? Don't think it exists...

It would be too heavy and too big. You would need two holders. Ergotron makes pretty solid wall-mounters for such big screens.

Then I just need an extendable Wall Mount and ill just buy two. I haven't seen a decent one yet though.

Sneaky
06-17-2012, 08:33 PM
There are heaps of companies around selling a wide range of extendable wall mounts,
this place has a few of the better ones I have seen: http://www.afcindustries.com/monitor-arms.htm

Kosta
06-17-2012, 11:49 PM
Then I just need an extendable Wall Mount and ill just buy two. I haven't seen a decent one yet though.

Looking at Ergotron, you didn't see a decent one yet? There are heaps of mounters for the walls, and I know there is one, same as mine, but for the wall. I have a table solution, as I have no wall behind my desk, but I can tell you one thing: it's the most stable thing I've ever come accross.

nzube14
07-10-2012, 03:49 PM
Does the regular stand (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5970&seq=1&format=4) work with the catleaps? Has anyone tried?

nzube14
07-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Does this (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5970&seq=1&format=4#feedback) regular stand work with these monitors? Has anyone tried?

Mad-Duke
07-17-2012, 10:42 PM
How about this:
http://www.amazon.com/Mount--Articulating-Mount-Computer-Monitors/dp/B0049JYWXO/ref=sr_1_29?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342586253&sr=1-29&keywords=75mm+%283%22%29+VESA+mount
Cheap Wall mount with decent extension?

zerohour
07-18-2012, 05:57 AM
I got 2 of these. They're supposedly the same Ergotron LX desk mount with HP branding and black paint.. It's supposed to hold up to 30" and cheaper too!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00455GH58/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00

rain
07-18-2012, 10:08 AM
Does this (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5970&seq=1&format=4#feedback) regular stand work with these monitors? Has anyone tried?

it is only rated to 23" but it can hold up to 33lbs which is more important. I know on OC forums some use it with their catleap monitors. The feet have a large footprint (pun intended). My desk space is important so I went with this one http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5402&seq=1&format=2 which is a desk mount and it's solid. I like being able to move the monitor closer or further away when I want, and I have all the desk space underneath it.

nzube14
07-18-2012, 12:40 PM
I need a stand, and not a mount. I'm in a college dorm room. Anyone?

Mad-Duke
07-18-2012, 10:40 PM
I ended up going with this stand. With over 25" extension I was sold.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082802&p_id=3411&seq=1&format=2

Shame I live in California... Hate sales tax

nzube14
07-19-2012, 12:38 AM
I live in California too. But I'm talking about a table stand, NOT a wall mount or desk mount, or anything that requires screws. Just a plain old stand that I can prop up on the table.

Sneaky
07-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Does this (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5970&seq=1&format=4#feedback) regular stand work with these monitors? Has anyone tried?
Yes, this stand has 100x100 & 75x75 Vesa mounts, the Catleap has 75x75 vesa mount, it will work.
Read the feedback on that stand and you will see others have used it for a 27" monitor so it is fine.
Keep in mind though that the base is pretty big on this stand.

Brian
08-23-2012, 05:40 AM
I bought a swivel arm in Aldi for €25 but I'm saving the mounting until I get a 2B PCB and do the bezel-screw adjustment as well for backlit unevenness :)

http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/special_buys3_22583.htm