The Bretford MobilePro Desk Mount Combo lets put both your Cinema Display or iMac and your MacBook Pro exactly where you want them. The adjustable arms allow for a considerable vertical lift of 16 inches/40.6 cm.
Flexibility and organization
The MobilePro Combo allows you to adjust and articulate your Apple display and MacBook Pro to any position—height, depth, tilt and portrait to-landscape orientation. Plus, the integrated cable management channels keeps everything neat, tidy and out of the way.
Strength and support
This universal design features a no-tension adjustment system for maximum safety and support of your Apple hardware. And it's backed by a 12-year Bretford warranty.
Mounting requirements: Proper installation requires a solid surface that is between 0.5 and 1.125 in./1.3 and 2.9 cm thick. Solid surface must be secured to a table base or something similar.
- Accommodates a Cinema Display or iMac that accepts a VESA adapter bracket and weighs 31 lbs./14.1 kg or less
- Also accommodates a 17-inch or smaller MacBook Pro
- Position your display for maximum ergonomic comfort to relieve eye, neck and back strain
- Free up more workspace on your table or desktop
- Add more ergonomic adjustments to your Apple hardware
- Perfect companion for your Apple wireless keyboard and mouse
- Rotate screen between portrait and landscape viewing
- Cable management channel keeps everything neat, tidy and out of the way
- Easy-to-use, simple installation and effortless operation
- No-tension adjustment system for maximum safety and support of your Apple hardware
- 12-year warranty
Did you notice?The flexible knuckles allows you to position the monitor and Mac portable at the best viewing angle—and cord management keeps everything nice and neat.
Apple Recommends ForPlacing a combination of your Cinema Display or iMac and your MacBook Pro in the perfect position to achieve maximum ergonomic comfort.
What's in the Box?
- Bretford MobilePro Desktop Mount Combo
- Mounting hardware
- Cable clips
- Installation instructions
- Weight: 14.0 lb./6.3 kg
- UPC or EAN No.: 096633328697
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: 12 years (For more details, please visit http://apple.bretford.com/files/downloads/Bretford-Warranty.pdf)
- Compatible with Macs and Apple Displays when used with the Apple VESA Mount Adapter Kit (not included). Proper installation requires a solid surface that is between 0.5 and 1.125 in./1.3 and 2.9 cm thick. Solid surface must be secured to a table base or something similar.
Ratings & Reviews
Fantastic product with a few flaws
This double-arm VESA display mount is incredibly strong, fairly easy to install, and completely revolutionized my desk - the entir This double-arm VESA display mount is incredibly strong, fairly easy to install, and completely revolutionized my desk - the entire surface of my desk is now usable, and my display and MacBook Pro are perfectly positioned ergonomically. Just as great, I now cannot see a single cable - I hate cables, and that makes me happy. The finish on the post matches all my Apple gear, and the actual arms are over-engineered, rock solid, and easy to adjust.
I have a few criticisms, though. The black plastic cap is ugly (fortunately, it's hidden behind my cinema display). It requires you to drill holes in your desk (no clamp-mount option). Finally, although it includes self-adhesive felt pads designed to protect your lap top from the 4 brackets that hold it in place, it has no felt pads for the four steel bolts that hold those brackets in place. If you don't apply something to protect your computer, they will scratch the heck out of it. …
- Written by Joseph C from San Francisco
231 of 244 people found this useful
Very good hardware
We bought these for everyone at our office who uses a MacBook and a second monitor (anywhere from 21-27"). Very well received by e We bought these for everyone at our office who uses a MacBook and a second monitor (anywhere from 21-27"). Very well received by everyone.
With the beautiful integrated stand on the iMacs and Apple Cinema displays, you really won't save a whole lot of desk space -- but for MacBook users with monitors by other manufacturers this setup helps a lot. Plus a room full of them looks really good.
Only issue: you need to drill 5 holes through the top of your desk. Not a problem for us -- these should last as long as the desks they're mounted to. We're pretty sure we'll keep using them no matter what new machines/monitors we'll buy in the coming years. …
- Written by Aaron S from Calgary
161 of 170 people found this useful
Good not Great
I have owned this for about two weeks and it is extremely well build, solid materials and construction. I have it set up with a Th I have owned this for about two weeks and it is extremely well build, solid materials and construction. I have it set up with a Thunderbolt Display 27" and an iMac 27" and have had zero problems, supports the weight and the arms are easy to rotate. The only complaint I have is that you can really only position the displays on the x axis and have to unlock the arms to move them on the y axis w/ only about two inches of adjustment at each level. This makes it impossible for me to align the bottom of the display area on both screens its about an 1.5in off. This is a very slight complaint but one that should be made because the Ergotron desk mounts do not have this problem.
Another thing to consider is cable management, which is amazing unless you forget to connect all your cables when putting it together. For me it is impossible to remove the cable ties when in place, not sure why but I am almost at the point of ripping them out but do not want to damage them. I would recommend that If you do purchase this plan on routing all your cables before you use the cable clamps because they are hard to remove, I had to zip tie additional ones in the back.
Other then that it is nice being able to rotate my monitors in my room for watching a movie in the bed, or on the other side of the room on the sofa. Saves me from having to buy another TV. …
- Written by Patrick T from San Diego
158 of 165 people found this useful
Hard to decide
I had received this product for two months, now I am still stocked at step one, drill the hole on my desk. It needs a 16mm hole, w I had received this product for two months, now I am still stocked at step one, drill the hole on my desk. It needs a 16mm hole, which I still don't know how to do that. My Milwaukee drill pack doesn't have that big drill, I finally found that size in home depot, but it didn't fit my drill. I will start to looking for how to install this after I have time to brainstorm. …
- Written by Weiwei Z from Edmonton
So close and yet so far.
First, if you were thinking Bretford was the Apple of VESA mount solutions, you'll be disappointed. There is attention paid to des First, if you were thinking Bretford was the Apple of VESA mount solutions, you'll be disappointed. There is attention paid to design, for sure - it's absolutely a good-looking mount - but they don't follow through all the way - there are so many places where this is disappointing.
As many others have said, the packaging is very basic - it feels like a bunch of parts thrown in a box with some styrofoam.
The instructions are just bad. They've gone for the IKEA-style "no words, just pictures" where a few words would have helped enormously on things to watch out for. In particular, pay attention to the orientation of the circular metal template - it looks symmetrical, but it isn't - it really matters which direction the cutout faces.
Like others, I'm mystified by the shortness of the mounting bolts - they should be much longer. I don't have a thick desk, but they barely poke through - perhaps a 1/4 inch.
You'll need a 16mm drill bit and an 8mm drill bit. If all you have are a typical home set of tools, with a handful of basic bits, then you probably won't have these sizes. A trip to the DIY store is called for - you REALLY want to have these exact drill bits.
Perhaps most disappointing is the vertical height adjustment. The arms can go up and down the central pillar, but once you've found a height, you're supposed to fix them in place - there are bolts that are meant to be screwed in with an Allen wrench to fix it in position.
The problem is that if you bought this for a sit/stand solution, where you want to adjust the monitor height several times a day, it's not intended for that. Sure, you can leave the bolts unscrewed, and adjust the height, but you then have the hardware poking out the side of the pillar.
The plastic cap for the top doesn't quite fit perfectly, and leaves a small gap. The "cable management" is fiddly and almost impossible to adjust.
On the plus side, it's solidly built. And once installed, it looks good. It's better looking than most Ergotrons, but Ergotron seem to put more thought into their practical use and installation. …
- Written by Simon A from Scottsdale
Exactly what I was looking for!
I was looking for a mount that could elevate my two 27" thunderbolt displays and I was looking for more desk space. This did the j I was looking for a mount that could elevate my two 27" thunderbolt displays and I was looking for more desk space. This did the job. I did not want to drill multiple holes into my desk so i drilled a larger grommet hole that I could later cover with a grommet wire plug if I wanted to sell or re-purpose the desk. The instructions want you to drill 4 small holes and a large center hole. I ended up only using the large bolt and two smaller ones and it was more than enough to support it. My only complaint is that i wish it were easier to adjust the positioning of my displays without having to pull out the 3 different size allen keys that it requires. Other than that, I would recommend this to anyone! …
- Written by Wasim M from Spring Valley
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Anybody know the size MacBook Pro's that are mountable? Their brochure says ALL MacBooks and I have a 17" MBPro. Can I mount it?
- Asked by Adam L from Memphis
- Feb 17, 2011
From the product description: Also accommodates a 17-inch or smaller MacBook Pro
- Answered by C Matthew F from Tampa
- Mar 31, 2011
does it work with macbook air 11' inches? Will this mount on a cheap IKEA desk?
- Asked by Ali N from Dubai
- Jun 13, 2013
Yes, the Mac platform works with any of the Apple laptops, including the 11" MacBook Air.
Proper Yes, the Mac platform works with any of the Apple laptops, including the 11" MacBook Air.
Proper installation requires a solid surface between 0.5 and 1.25 inches thick. …
- Answered by Huey N from Franklin Park
- Aug 6, 2013
Can I mount TWO 30" apple cinema monitors
- Asked by Alexander K from San Diego
- Jan 26, 2010
Bretford told me it is 31 lbs per arm, not total. They also told me it is not "officially approved" Bretford told me it is 31 lbs per arm, not total. They also told me it is not "officially approved" for two monitors. That said, I just installed it with one 30" and one 24" Apple displays and it works just fine, I would not hesitate to put two 30" displays on it. It is extremely over engineered (built like a tank)- I suspect it will hold several times the stated weight (but I wouldn't recommend going past the 31 lbs per arm). By the way - it comes with 2 VESA brackets - the stand for the laptop just bolts onto one of the VESA mounts - so you only need the Apple VESA adaptors and you are ready to go!! …
- Answered by Jon J from Downers Grove
- May 10, 2010
how does the bretford attach to the desk. How the clamps attach and if they will fit to my 18th century leather top desk....Thanks.
- Asked by Brian B from Falls Church
- Nov 17, 2014
By default you have to drill holes to fit it to the desk, but I spoke to the manufacturer and there By default you have to drill holes to fit it to the desk, but I spoke to the manufacturer and there is a clamp fitting available so that it can attach to the edge of a desk without the need for drilling holes. …
- Answered by John F
- Feb 24, 2015