Ergotron Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm: An In-Depth Review

Working with a tablet? Give your portable mobile device more flexibility and ergonomic comfort with Ergotron Neo-Flex® Desk Mount Tablet Arm. Simply snap in your iPad or tablet into the cradle and use Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for a hands-free and intensive computing. Curious what more this desk mount tablet arm can offer? Check out this review.

(image from Ergotron)

Who is it for?

If you’re a tablet user and use your tablet alongside with your computer for different computing tasks, then the Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm is a great way to give your tablet and computer more flexibility. It works perfectly with any eReaders and tablets such as Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle, and can easily remove the device from the mount when you need to go mobile.

 

Benefits

The Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm combines the portability of a tablet and versatility of a having a desk workspace. This tool allows for intensive computing as it positions your mobile device within your digital workflow, as you can place it alongside with your main monitor for an expanded display that you can move around your desk.


Versatile Mount That Holds Tablets from All Brands

The Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm from Ergotron offers a great way to munt your mobile device for use in your work desk, it keeps tablets from almost all brands handy and yet clear your desk, table or counter for a clutter-free workspace. The arm can even work with tablets that have protective cases. While the VESA mount allows wide variety of mounting solutions.

 

Easy Adjustments for Hassle-Free Placement

This tool has an upright post that includes two arm sections; one arm for base, and another for swivel, offering users variety of mounting positions for the tablet. Behind its mount is a three-way swivel that offers wide range of views, allowing you to move your portable device anywhere on your desk with a simple touch to find the best viewing angle. The L-bracket of the mount desk can be reversed to support both thin and thick desk surfaces. Both top and bottom part of the sliding bracket frees up the tablet’s ports.

 

Robust and Stable Construction to Secure Your Mobile Device

This tool mounts your tablet to the side of a desk or table through clamp or bolt and knob to hold it down in place. Like other Ergotron products, each component of this desk mount is made up of high quality components that ensure robust and stable construction. The arm is sturdily designed for simple and comfortable, while keeping the touchscreen device stable. The cradle that holds the tablet in place rotates up to 360°, allowing you to switch your display orientation to portrait and landscape, and tilt your display up or down whenever you want.

The arm holds tablets nicely using the two sliding arms for the bottom of the device and a swivel clamp on top. The bottom arms come with side clips and height adjustment which is accessible using two screws. While the robust construction of the entire monitor mount negates shock and vibration.

 

Saves Both the Tablet and the Desk from Scratches

The top clamp comes with a rubber pad while using the spring to hold the top of the tablet to protect the tablet from scratches. The flexible clasps and grippers of this desk mount are both made up of soft plastic material, reducing the risk of scratches on your precious desk.

 

Features and Specs

Compatible with many e-Readers and tablets the Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm can turn, rotate, extend or retract your tablet with just one simple touch. Simply push the arm to the side to raise or lower your display through its 8-inch height range and place your tablet exactly where you want it on your desk. Eight to ten inches tablets can fit snuggly.

 

Features

Easy Installation

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Setting up this tablet arm to your desk is relatively easy; it only has few separate parts making the assembly straightforward. Plus, package comes with a comprehensive and clearly-illustrated step by step assembly guide. This tool has two installation options; one is to attach the arm to the edge of the desk via default clamp, the second is to swap the clamp for the grommet mount. Both installation options require screws and like other Ergotron desk mounts, this too comes with all the tools you need for installation, including the allen wrench which is sealed in a separate plastic compartment.

Easy Operation

The sliding brackets accommodate tablets from variety of sizes, with or without case. The arm has a rotating joint activated by a push of a button, which then allows the second part of the arm to swivel up to 90° for wide range of positions and extends up to 19 inches. The arm swivels smoothly, allowing you to position the tablet anywhere you want on your desk.

The cradle firmly grasps the tablet for secure placement but the tablet can be easily removed from the cradle if you want to take your device with you.

 

Great Space Saving Desk Mount

With the relatively small footprint and detachable middle arm, this desk mount saves precious space for on your desk.

 

Convenient Cable Management System

The Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm comes with detachable clips that let you hold any cables (video, audio or power cables) to completely put them out of the way and keep your desk neat.

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Tech Specs

  • Allowable Tablet Dimensions: 5.5" x 8" (14 x 20 cm up to 8" x 9.75" (20 x 25 cm).
  • Tablet depth must be ≤ 0.75" (19 mm). If used with case, be sure to account for its space requirements.
  • If cradle is not attached, the arm can support up to 22-inch LCD monitor.
  • Maximum tablet weight = 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg). If tablet cradle is not attached, an LCD monitor weighing up to 18 lbs (8.2 kg) can be attached.
  • Mounting Standards: VESA FDMI MIS-D, 100/75, C (hole pattern: 100 x 100 mm & 75 x 75 mm).
  • Tablet cradle attaches to arm using the 100 x 100 mm hole pattern. If cradle is not used, a VESA-compliant monitor may be attached to the arm
  • Mounting Options:
  • Desk Clamp attaches to surface edge up to 1.8-inch (46 mm) thick
  • Grommet Mount attaches through hole 3/8" to 2" (51 mm) wide and up to 1-3/4" (44 mm) deep
  • To change height of tablet, simply button on side of arm while positioning screen at desired height
  • Product Weight: 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • Three (3) year warranty

Package includes the arm, desk clamp, extension, desk clamp, grommet mount and table cradle.

Bottom Line

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The Ergotron Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm is a great product for avid tablet users. The only minor complaint would be would be its inability to hold smaller tablets without demanding some ingenuity from the users. Also, screws are completely hidden or recessed, but the package doesn’t come with soft rubber back protection, leaving some holes bare.

Also, though you can’t lower your device, the arm doesn’t go as far as beyond eye level from your desk. However, you can take advantage of this limitation and use your tablet while standing up from your desk.

If you’re an avid tablet user and looking for more ergonomically comfortable and convenient use of your tablet on your work desk, then the Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm will be worth your investment.



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