So I bought a Mount-It laptop mount because being 6’2″ I wanted to raise my laptop screen up to eye level – more so than other desk laptop stands like this m-Stand could provide. Though I like the construction and ability to add a monitor later, I found a few things lacking in this solution.
When I first set it up you can see my laptop is leaning left a bit. Look at the screen tilt versus the mounting pole. The problem is that the allen bolt doesn’t tighten the metal cup onto the pole tight enough. The interior of the metal attachment has some plastic inside to provide better grip than metal on metal. But the C doesn’t close all the way to form a circle.
As tight as I can turn the allen bolt, the whole mechanism still can be slid up and down with minimal force. So I guess I’m going to have to wrap a few rounds of gaffer tape around the pole where I want the C to clamp onto it, to give it better grip.
In the end I shoved some cardboard up into the C grip on the pole to keep the arm from sagging and I got my monitor vertically level again. Incidentally, you’re going to have to buy a keyboard for your laptop once you raise it up off your desk. I thought I’d get another Logitech Illuminated keyboard. I have one on my desktop. But something has changed. They keys don’t feel as nice for some reason. Maybe I’ve been typing on chicklets too much lately and really notice keys with non-chicklet travel.
So I had to do the unthinkable… I plugged in a Mac keyboard and I’ll remap the key keys with some software. Apple really does make the best keyboard in my opinion.