VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac and LED Cinema or Apple Thunderbolt Display

VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac and LED Cinema or Apple Thunderbolt Display

$39.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 40 reviews

Free Shipping

Available to ship:
3-4 weeks

Available for pickup:
Available for pickup:

Product Information

  • This VESA Mount Adapter Kit allows your 24-inch or 27-inch iMac computer, 24-inch or 27-inch LED Cinema Display, or Apple Thunderbolt Display to be used with a variety of alternative mounting solutions, such as wall mounts and zero-footprint articulating arms, based on the VESA flat-panel mounting interface (FPMI).

    With a tool in this kit, you can remove the iMac or display stand and attach the VESA Mount Adapter. Then connect any VESA-compliant mounting solution with a 100 mm x 100 mm attachment.

    With the VESA Mount Adapter attached, your computer or display complies with the VESA MIS-D, 100, C version specification.

    Compatibility

    Works with the following models:

    • 24-inch iMac (aluminium and glass)
    • 27-inch iMac (late 2009, mid 2010, and mid 2011)
    • 24-inch LED Cinema Display
    • 27-inch LED Cinema Display
    • 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • It fits perfectly!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was a little worried about buying this mount due to the previous review saying that it didn't fit. But, I bought and created a l I was a little worried about buying this mount due to the previous review saying that it didn't fit. But, I bought and created a little video showing how it's installed. It does fit just fine, but I can see why it might seem like it doesn't fit.

    Search for "Apple VESA Mount Adapter Unboxing and Install" on YouTube. I can't post the link here.

    • Written by from Beaverton

    271 of 298 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It fits perfectly!
  • You really need a Torx-capable screwdriver

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter kit contains two pieces: a flange that attaches to a stub inside the monitor/iMac, and an adapter plate that attaches This adapter kit contains two pieces: a flange that attaches to a stub inside the monitor/iMac, and an adapter plate that attaches to that flange (the adapter plate is the only part pictured in the its description).

    A single Torx fastener driven through the adapter plate is actually responsible for aligning the whole assembly. It carries lots of strain and requires significant torque to install completely. If you try to torque the fastener by hand, you will strip the head. A high-torque screwdriver with Torx head is a requirement.

    • Written by from Seattle

    224 of 289 people found this useful

    Was this useful? You really need a Torx-capable screwdriver
  • Unsurprisingly excellent design

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I used this to mount a Thunderbolt display to an ergonomic sit to stand arm and it worked great. It should be no surprise to anyon I used this to mount a Thunderbolt display to an ergonomic sit to stand arm and it worked great. It should be no surprise to anyone that follows Apple that this is a well designed product. While installing it I was struck at how much thought went into it and how well it was built.

    The installation was very smooth and painless. If you have trouble getting the holes on the sides of the flange to line up read the instructions, you have to tighten the center bolt on the adapter very tight in order to bring the plate down enough to line up the holes.

    • Written by from Oakland

    183 of 214 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Unsurprisingly excellent design
  • Not for iMac with Retina 5K

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning, this does NOT work with the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The only way to get a mount on this computer is to o Warning, this does NOT work with the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The only way to get a mount on this computer is to order it with the mount pre-installed. The tech I talked to on the phone and the "genius" at the Apple store didn't know this. It was only after Googling that we discovered this information. Had to return the mount and iMac and reorder the with a mount pre-installed.

    • Written by from Maple Grove

    11 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not for iMac with Retina 5K
  • Yes, it can be difficult...

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    ...but you can outsmart it! I've done this twice now, and by far the hardest part for me has been getting the 2 side bolts in (did ...but you can outsmart it! I've done this twice now, and by far the hardest part for me has been getting the 2 side bolts in (didn't have a problem with the credit card thing, you just have to aim farther upward than they imply). Anyway, today I outsmarted it with a spoon from the kitchen - perfect shape to create a lever and lift the bar up to get the holes to line up!

    • Written by from Milpitas

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Yes, it can be difficult...
  • Great Product!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased two VESA Mount Adapters. Once was for my 27" iMac, and the other was for a 27" Thunderbolt. I read one of the review I purchased two VESA Mount Adapters. Once was for my 27" iMac, and the other was for a 27" Thunderbolt. I read one of the reviews and he had posted a Youtube video of him installing an adapter on his Thunderbolt. That video was very useful. I used the included tools and I had no problems with aligning the screws, removing screws, stripping screws that some of the other reviewers had problems with. Take it slow, make sure and put plenty of pressure on the screws when removing and installing them, and make sure the included allen wrenches are completely seated in the screws and you will be fine.

    • Written by from Vail

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product!!

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community