• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product with a few flaws

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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.

    199 of 210 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good hardware

    • Written by from Calgary

    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.

    141 of 147 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good not Great

    • Written by from San Diego

    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.

    138 of 144 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good at all

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    This is poorly designed. If I wasn't passed my 2 week return period I would be packing it up instead of writing this review. This was TOO expensive to have the following problems for the cost it should work amazingly well but it doesn't!

    1) The attachment to the desk surface it to complicated and over engineered. Why did I need 5 bolts? If anything I feel like I've weakened the desk in the very spot it needs to be at its strongest.

    2) The adjustment of the monitor and laptop holder arms is way too difficult. I've been removing my laptop before adjusting that arm to avoid damaging the computer. This is a PAIN. I should have to fear for the safety of my laptop just to adjust the height

    3) wire management isn't very good and feels like it will break if used too much. To avoid it breaking I've not put the power cable into it since that will be the cable mostly removed. Another PAIN.

    It does look very cool and free up desk space but not worth the cost / problems with the design.

    92 of 135 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work well.

    • Written by from Arcata

    Tip. Use the supplied mounting plate as a template when drilling into your desk, and drop a bolt or two through the first two holes for proper alignment. Other than a bit tedious to install, im happy with my macbook pro and thunderbolt display sitting over my desk. Works well so far. I did have to rig up a pad for the rear edge of the macbook to keep it from scratching. easy with some adhesive backed foam strips from the hardware store.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, A Hassle To Set Up

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    When I ordered my new late 2012 27" IMac, this mount seemed like a good deal for the price. When I received the product I was astounded by how poorly it was packaged. I understand that this is not an apple product; however, since every other Item I have ever received from apple has been beautifully packaged, I was expecting a certain level of constancy. Upon opening the shipping box I discovered that the mount was just sitting on the bottom under one piece of styrofoam. One of the bags of screws had been torn, and small parts were strewn all over the place. Ignoring the minor inconvenience of the poor packaging, I decided to set the mount up; however, I quickly discovered that the mounting screws were too short to go through my desk
    (and I don't have a particularly thick desk) this required me to get out my router and create a cavity for the mount to fit in. All hassle aside, this is an excellent product, If only it were easier to set up, and properly packaged.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Choice

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I bought the Bretford MobilePro Desk Mount Combo arm after I had initially purchased a less expensive arm mount for the 27" iMac that was very disappointing. When the Bretford mount arrived, I was impressed by the quality of construction and strength with which it supports the iMac & MacBook Pro. The wire management leaves something to be desired, but it's not awful. Overall, I definitely recommend this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as nice as i see it on the site!

    • Written by from Essex Junction

    The main pole is aluminum, and the rest of those arms are metal with gray powder coated, Appl store shipped to me w/ very low quality packaging, the main pole is scratched. However be an Appl Fans I wouldn't return it, i did called and let them know how i felt.

    51 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Apple Screens

    • Written by from Singapore

    I bought 2 units of the mount combo when I was visiting the USA and I am supper happy!

    The product is must have if you have a Thunder Bolt or apple screen 27"
    It will make your screen investment even more worth it when you fix it on!

    I must say, Bretford has done their R&D and you will not go wrong with this Desk mount Combo.

    I highly recommend you to get professionals to DRILL holes on your desk to enjoy the way how you hide the cables in the main Pole.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    the good the bad and the ugly

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    Wow. Beautiful design. Fits two VESA monitors effectively on one stand. Yes! just what i was looking for!

    But my desk is too thick for the bolts they supply. I have a desk that has a top about 1.25 inch thick and the bolts just barely appear through the top of it, not enough to grab the unit. Nothing in the website or the materials says what desk thickness it is designed to handle.. So,
    Call customer service, and am directed immediately to leave a message. No chat help available either. Left a message in the morning and no reply by end of the day! Fortunately I can maneuver around the shop and can find local suppliers of replacement, longer mounting bolts, at my additional expense.

    next, the instructions are in metric (calls for a 8mm and 16mm holes in the desk), while the parts are SAE (1/4 inch and 5/8 inch). Matching the 5 desk mounting screws (through the bottom of the desk into the threaded ports) would be easier if they supplied a drilling template with centered drill points (like my doggie door does) but it took a good deal of finagling to get the five screws matched up with the unit.

    if you can deal with these potential issues, and the total lack of responsiveness from customer (non)-service, the unit is really great! Love it!

    Just be ready to roll up your sleeves...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beefy, a little ugly, easy to use

    • Written by from East Rockaway

    This product would probably look better if it was shipped better, it arrived with more than a handful of scuffs along the each of it's pieces. It takes about 10 minutes to get up and running. You attach the main pole to your desk first, then attach the arm(s) to a monitor or monitors, then slide it in place, adjust it, tighten it down.

    My arms were a bit tight so I loosened them with an included alan key, it was pretty easy. I like how it's secure but also allow for easy adjustments.

    I wish it didn't arrive all scuffed up.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Somerville

    I have a "Bretford MobilePro Desk Mount Combo" There is nothing negative on my part to say about it. It is almost like my butler "I am here to serve you" it says to me. We connect, I enjoy its design and the fact that it is perfect for viewing my recordings from Mastering off of Pro Tools 11, Garageband, Ableton, Etc. It works and it is attractive.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to install. Requires multiple tools for minor adjustments.

    • Written by from Wichita

    That sums it up. Get one from another company.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires Mounting Adapter

    • Written by from Willis

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

    3 of 10 people found this useful