REVIEW: Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD Stand
By Achim Behrendt
Translation by: Siobhán Hayes
Pimp your Display
Users who buy inexpensive LCD monitors are often forced to do without ergonomic comforts. Monitors from the popular 22-inch group in particular often feature only a tilting function and are therefore not suitable for every workplace. Height adjustment is especially useful for relaxed work.
If the upper edge of the panel can be set at eye level, this, together with an upright sitting position, helps avoid tension in the neck and shoulders. Since not every monitor can be adjusted ergonomically for every work space, it makes sense to use a separate base in such cases.
The best known supplier of such solutions is the company Ergotron. Because of its low price, we are particularly interested in the Neo-Flex stand, which features all major ergonomic functions such as height adjustment, rotation, tilting and pivot.
We used a ViewSonic VX2255wmb to test the stand; this model already has a height adjustment mechanism but this is not relevant for the test, since we wanted to establish whether a 22-inch widescreen monitor could at all be used with the Neo-Flex base.
The Ergotron Neo-Flex comes in a simple box. The following parts are included: an arm, a base, two M5 x 12 mm Philips head screws, four M4 x 25 mm Philips head screws, four M4 x 10 mm Philips head screws, four M4 x 10 mm screws with large plastic heads and a plastic mounting cross.
A ten-page multilingual mounting guide complete with illustrations is also included and makes it very easy to put the stand together: all processes are explained step by step with numerous pictures. You really can do nothing wrong.
Various screws should ensure that mounting is problem-free.
Slot the arm into the base and screw together with two cross-head screws: the stand is now complete. The two screws and the hole for the cables are clearly visible in the picture.
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