• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mount

    • Written by Lawrence S from Roanoke

    In moving from a 2009 MacPro to an iMac, I decided to use my Cinema Display as a second display. The biggest challenge was to find the right VESA mount adaptor for the Cinema Display. The MD179M/A from BMI Surplus fit perfectly.

    The Bretford MobilePro is well built, consisting of heavy, cast parts, carefully machined and assembled and coated. The joints are heavy duty and tighten so as not to shift or sag. Once the VESA mount is on your Apple product, it's an easy step to attaching the mount arm. It's another easy step to insert the arm into the post.

    I mounted the post on a one-inch thick hard maple desktop. You want to make sure your desktop is solid. When drilling the holes in the desktop, you need to make sure they are true or they won't match up with the post and you'll have big problems. I used a technique that positioned my drill bit to a two-sided box, but I still had to enlarge one hole in order to line up with the 4th hole of the post. If you don't want to fight this battle, it would be worth the money to rent or buy a "portable drill press" or other type jig.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just received. The mounting bolts are way too short for my desk.

    • Written by Duk-Kyou H from Seoul

    Just received this. The mounting bolts are way too short for my desk. I need the ones with the length of 80~85mm. I hope to find these from the local hardware shop. Other than this it looks good. To protect the surface of the desk, a thinner sheet of metal in just the same shape and size of the pole must be much helpful.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mount with minor quirks

    • Written by Craig H from Franklin

    Overall I’m very satisfied. There are some quirks. But first the positives. It’s clean and modern looking and the additional space in front of my workspace is great. I’m currently using the 2nd arm to hold my MacBook Pro for accessibility to the new touch bar. The cable management leaves a lot to be desired. Also the fact that my monitor is now at eye level changes everything. It feels like the monitor (27”) is much closer to my face and I sort of like that. The negatives: Ignore the manual requirements for 8mm and 16mm drill bits. Use a 5/16 and 5/8. There is no template for drilling except for the bracket mount so even a slight error in drilling could harm the lining up of the bolts, which is extremely frustrating. You should use two people when attempting to have the bolts “catch”. A vesa mount is needed to attach your monitor to the arm and those are very hard to find on Apple’s site since they’re always sold out. When the installation is completed you’ll need to keep all three Allen wrenches to make adjustments. Adjusting the swivel horizontally is simple since you can leave the bolts somewhat loose. However, the tilt for the monitor must be locked down. All tilts require a wrench with a nice tight turn to lock it. Closing the MacBook lid is scary since there are two lips on the front of the tray that contact the glass when closing the MacBook. Don’t forget to remove your MacBook before closing the lid unless you want broken glass. Lastly, the first time I used the tray it snapped off the arm. Metal chards everywhere. Customer service shipped another one overnight very close to Christmas and this was just great!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mount for any Monitor

    • Written by David L from Launceston

    I have installed the Mobile Pro desk mount for a 32" Asus PA329 and 2014 15" MBP. The product is excellent. Looks fantastic and operates great. Easy to install but takes a little time

    Handles a 32" monitor size wise with no problem. You could even mount 2 side by side. (Depending on weight)

    I would buy this again!

    10 of 10 people found this useful