• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!

    • Written by from Vail

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tip for installation

    • Written by from Brentwood

    There are two primary pieces to this product - the adapter bar (goes on first) and the VESA plate (attaches to the adapter bar).

    Tip!! - go out and purchase a good set of precision "torx" drivers and “hex” drivers. You should own precision tools if you own a computer anyways.

    After you remove the stand and install the "adapter bar" with the 8 torx bolts, you will now install the VESA plate with the top bolt and the 2 side bolts.

    This is the trick. When you install the top bolt, don't just tighten down to a normal snug tightness. You have to keep tightening until the bar comes out enough to line up the holes for the 2 side bolts. Remember, the "adapter bar" is attached to a moving piece so as you continue to tighten the side holes pop up further and will line up properly for the side bolts. Apple is known for precision, so be patient and line them up perfectly.

    This is done so the final VESA plate is rock solid.

    This has been an issue with many of the complaints that you are reading, and I made the same mistake until I called a friend. I hope this helps! The product is great!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    How much thought do you really put into a monitor adapter plate? This part is actually designed to do its job very well. I have no concern that this adapter will ever be a problem, even if the monitor is subject to some unintended abuse.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perhaps Revised

    • Written by from Neeham

    This kit installed with no issues for me. I read the comments here and was careful to tighten the central Torx fastener tight. The kit may have been revised because the included Torx tool was sufficient, and does not flex or bend. I did not remove the rubber strips. Note that the tips of the hex screws that go in the sides of the mount are tapered. I had to apply a bit of inward pressure to get the threads to catch, but they did catch. When I was done, the Torx fastener that I had tightened as far as I dared was raised enough to turn it another 180 degrees. The result is rock solid with zero play... perfect. Now I have my thunderbolt monitor mounted on an M8 monitor arm from Human Scale in portrait orientation... 170+ lines of code visible if I maximize my IDE :) As noted by another. the kit does not come with VESA mounting screws, but the monitor arm did.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    • Written by from Madison

    and easy to install. Not sure why others have said the alignment of holes is tricky. I didn't have any problems and was relieved that it went so smoothly.

    Attached this to a Human M8. Perfect match.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    instructions

    • Written by from Arcadia

    I had 13 of them to install, so I decided to read his thread.
    Here's what I did after removing the stand.
    1 put on flange and tighten all bolts.
    2 place the mount on the flange and tighten the center bolt firmly, not too tight.
    3 pull the top edge of the mount and slide in a folded cardboard. The cardboard in the iMac box (folded in half already) is perfect. make it narrow so it doesn't get clamped by the mount. Wedge it between the flange and the body of the iMac.
    4 align the holes to the flange. insert the bolt on both sides and make a turn or two, realign, and them tighten equally on both sides.
    5 the center bolt will now raise about 3/8". Tighten it one last time.
    None of this was outlined in the manual, which marred the otherwise fine product.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant Solution

    • Written by from New York

    This product latched on perfectly and allowed me to hang my screen from the wall easily. It requires effort to get it to latch on exactly, but when it does the fit is excellent. My only complaint is that I would have liked screws to attach this to the wall mount as well.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Riverside

    The adapter kit is great. Very easy to install, took about 20 to 25 minutes to have in place. Just follow the directions as indicated. All the holes lined up perfectly. Couldn't be happier.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsurprisingly excellent design

    • Written by from Oakland

    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.

    165 of 192 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Huber Heights

    Awesome adapter to wall mount an iMac. I mounted a 27inch with no problem. The kit include everything needed to attach the mac to your mount. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE DIRECTIONS to line up screws before trying to attach side screws. Took about 15 mins to install.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It fits perfectly!

    • Written by from Beaverton

    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.

    242 of 268 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have 3 x 27" LED cin displays and using the VESA mounts I have moved them all to flexible arms. VESA mount is quite flush to the back of the monitor so does not strain the pivot of the arm more than needed with such heavy monitors

    Removing stand and adding mounts to all 3 monitors went smoothy, but does take about 15 minutes work per monitor.

    31 of 33 people found this useful