Category: What’s New

Here you will find news about many things, our quality collection of mounts, industry mounting information and more.

Introducing Bracketron

Here at MountMyMonitor.com, we are happy to offer products manufactured from Bracketron, another industry leading manufacturer. We welcome you to visit the products from Bracketron that we carry in our store.

Bracketron manufactures laptop, tablet and phone mounts and is an industry leader in quality and affordability.

Bracketron is the industry leader in universal mounting solutions and accessories for many of today’s most popular mobile and handheld technologies including smartphone, tablet, GPS, camera, and MP3. They offer a broad selection of products and accessories designed to offer an optimal level of flexibility and functionality.

Bracketron is obsessed with the power of great design. With innovations that make life easier, better, and more fun. And with products that anticipate what customers need before they even realize it. That’s how Bracketron became a world leader in mounting solutions and accessories.

Founded in 2001, Bracketron’s first product offering, the Custom Bezel Mount was engineered for the professional installer of mobile electronics. Consumer response was overwhelmingly positive and set a clear direction for the future of their business.

Since then, Bracketron has broadened their product line to include a variety of flexible mounting options like their new vehicle laptop tray with laptop mount which leads the industry in quality and affordability as well as tablet and smartphone mounts, designed to extend the use of the device and enhance the overall user experience. Their goal is to be the premier market leader of vehicle mounts, and your first choice, within the mobile mounting and accessory industry.

Bracketron helps you keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel, and your devices connected. They offer a full range of superior mounting solutions and accessories, designed to work with all the most popular mobile and handheld devices and technologies. Drivers can hit the road, and shift safety and security into high gear.

They also offer a line of rugged, road tested mounting solutions and accessories that are built to go the distance, and protect your hear every mile of the way. Whether you’re off-roading in the backcountry or driving a big rig cross-country and in need of an ELD mount, check out their Trucker Tough line and get out there.

For these reasons and more we are proud to include them as one of our manufacturers! Head over to our store to get one for yourself today!

Wheelchair Mounts for your Tablet and Smart Phone

Wheelchair Mounts for your Devices, both Tablets and Smart Phones

As a caregiver, I have seen the need for wheelchair mounts first hand. I have worked with several clients that use manual and motorized wheelchairs in their everyday lives. I often watch helplessly as they try to balance their devices in their laps as they go about their day. More often than not, their devices end up in my pockets to keep them safe. Fortunately as technology and culture have evolved, wheelchair mounts for devices are gaining in popularity and becoming increasingly available to those with disabilities.

wheelchair clamp mounts and wheelchair rail mounts

Two Types of Wheelchairs

First there are manual wheelchairs, built very similarly to each other. Typically they have metal circular bars with padded armrests. The diameter of the bars is usually between .75 to 1.25 inches. When purchasing a mount for a wheelchair it’s best to find a mount that clamps down, ensuring the security of the device that will be mounted. Just keep in mind that a wheelchair would need a wheelchair mount that attaches just below the armrest and then extend so it can be viewed by the person seated in the wheelchair.

Second are motorized chairs, tending to be as varied as the people who use them.  Unlike manual chairs, the motorized chairs typically have an accessory rail on each side of the seat.  These accessory rails allow mount manufacturers to provide mounts that will take advantage of the rail.

We live in an ever-changing world of technology that seems impossible to keep up with sometimes. However, mobile accessory manufacturers are making great strides toward connecting mainstream iDevices with wheelchairs, taking everyday accessibility, functionality, and independence to a whole new level. Here at MountMyMonitor we are proud to carry such products, featuring wheelchair mounts from The Joy Factory. Visit our store to see a quality collection of wheelchair clamp mount and wheelchair rail mount options for your tablet and phone.

ELD Mounts for your Smartphone and Tablets

ELD mandate by the governmentThe installation of ELD mounts is already underway as technology has come to the trucking business.  The federal government has mandated the use of ELD’s (electronic logging devices) and the conversion from paper logging to electronic logging.  Your phone or tablet has gone from a personal device to a required device for every trucker, causing the need for a method of mounting your smartphone or tablet while your vehicle is in motion.

We have a wide selection of cupholder mounts, no-drill mounts, suction cup mounts, and more at our website below.

www.MountMyMonitor.com/ELD_Mounts

 

About the ELD mandate

In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, or, more commonly referred to as MAP-21. That bill included a provision requiring the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to develop a rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs).

In its simplest form, an electronic logging device is used to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper logbook some drivers currently use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements.

Fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELDs to record HOS.
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/FMCSA-ELD-Final-Rule_12-10-2015.pdf

ELD mandate timeline

ELDs Today

Many drivers and fleets are currently using automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs). While differences among these devices abound, they share a few elements in common:

  • They track a driver’s Hours of Service electronically
  • They need to be “integrally synchronized” with a truck’s engine, making sure drive segments are captured
  • Most pass data to a system where a safety or fleet manager can see e-logs in a near real-time basis, allowing everyone to be on the same page

Trucks and fleets that have installed ELDs in their commercial motor vehicles can monitor and record an abundance of data about the vehicle and its driver that goes beyond RODS including Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) and IFTA automation, driver behavior reporting on speeding, idling and hard breaking, and integrated maps with route solutions to help drivers navigate around construction and avoid high-traffic areas. Many fleets are already seeing the benefits of ELDs:

  • Save driver time by reducing paperwork
  • Keep a dispatcher up-to-date on a driver’s status, letting them plan for loads better in light of HOS compliance needs
  • Reduce the hassle of keeping a paper log – something that e-log converts never want to return to

ELD Mounts for your Smartphone and Tablet

ELD mounts for your smartphone and tablet

In writing the ELD rule, the FMCSA is aware of the cost burden it could be putting on fleets. To address those ELD cost concerns, the FMCSA has provided that smartphones, tablets, and rugged handhelds can be used as long as the system as a whole meets ELD requirements, including a hardwired connection to the truck’s engine. As an added benefit truck drivers have found smartphones easy to use and allows them the flexibility to choose from a wide range of mobile devices.

Not only can truck drivers choose from a wide range of mobile devices they are also able to choose from a wide variety of mobile mounts. At mountmymonitor.com we work closely with top accessories providers, like RAM Mounts and The Joy Factory to ensure compatibility of varied devices with multiple mount and base designs to fit the individual needs of the fleet drivers. Built to vehicle specifications and manufactured to withstand harsh environments, you can install the ELD mount directly into a dashboard or adhere to a cup holder or dash bar or even suction cup your ELD mount to the windshield or side window.

It’s not worth waiting until the compliance deadline to implement the ELD solution. Implement ELD technology today, install your ELD mounts, and start reaping the benefits!

Heavy Duty Monitor Arm for your PC or Mac

heavy duty monitor arm

This heavy duty monitor arm designed to support monitors weighing from 17 to 40 lbs. is ideal for heavy duty monitors and all-in-one-PCs and iMac’s in work and gaming environments. This monitor arm features gas-strut assisted arms that provide the ultimate in ergonomic support and allow the display to be adjusted effortlessly from a seated position; perfect for touch screen and sit stand environments.

Product Features Include:

  • Supports a wide range of displays from 17 to 39 pounds
  • Universal VESA mounting hole pattern
  • Three points of articulation for gas-strut assisted full-motion display adjustment
  • Display tilt, pan and landscape to portrait rotation for glare control
  • Touch screen and sit-to-stand work modes
  • Quick release/attachment mounting head to assist with installation and monitor replacement
  • Generous cable management for power and hdmi cables
  • Top-loading desk clamp and bolt through mounting options included
  • Comes pre-assembled for convenience
  • 5-year warranty

heavy duty monitor arm

Purchasing your heavy duty monitor arm is easy! Simply click the link below to enter our store and add the item to your shopping cart. If you have any questions feel free to start a live chat with one of our friendly customer service agents or give us a call! We are always happy to speak with and assist our customers!

www.MountMyMonitor.com/Heavy_Duty_Monitor_Arm_for_your_PC_or_Mac

The Freedom Desk – a Sit or Standing Desk up to 42″ wide

Sit to Standing DeskThe Freedom Sit to Standing Desk is the newest addition to our sit to stand workstation category. We here at mount my monitor strive to provide our customers with only the best mounts the marketplace has to offer. Not only is this new addition to our store top quality it is also our most economical sit to stand solution. Perfectly priced for home or office.

The Freedom Desk is a sit or standing desk, featuring a spring-assisted lift mechanism that lets you switch easily between sitting and standing in just a few seconds. It holds up to 35 pounds while staying steady and solid at any height. Available in a 30, 36 and 42 inch wide models, these standing desks ship fully assembled and ready-to-use – just put it right on top of your current desk, and you’re ready to work. The expansive upper surface provides large space for dual-monitor setups and other necessities.

Sit to Standing Desk

It’s key features include:

  • Available in three sizes: 30″, 36″ and 42″
  • Dual-handle design puts effortless operation at your fingertips
  • Spring-assisted lifting mechanism allows you to raise and lower easily in just a few seconds
  • Self-adjusting lift strength adapts to the weight of the monitors for smooth and easy movement
  • 10 different height adjustments
  • Extremely solid base ensures a sturdy and stable work surface at any height
  • Ships fully assembled, no installation required
  • Max monitor capacity: 2
  • Max monitor size: Any size single monitor or two 24″-27″ monitors based on user angle preference
  • 5-year warranty

Purchasing your sit to standing desk is easy! Simply click the link below to enter our store and add the item to your shopping cart. If you have any questions feel free to start a live chat with one of our friendly customer service agents or give us a call! We are always happy to speak with and assist our customers!  https://www.mountmymonitor.com/The_Freedom_Desk_a_Sit_or_Standing_Desk_p/i-fdm-desk.htm

Monitor Mount Ergonomics in the Workplace

Monitor Mount Ergonomics

Ergonomics is more than a buzzword. It has taken a major role in our workplaces and homes to help keep us healthier and happier. Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. In an office setting the ergonomics of the workspace is paramount. The placement of the chair, desk, keyboard, and mouse all come into play when creating an ergonomically precise work environment. However, the monitor mount ergonomics and the placement of the computer monitor is especially important.

When it comes to optimal ergonomic screen placement OSHA has some great insight. They focus on four main improvements that can be made to benefit the ergonomics of a monitor in a workspace:

1. Viewing Distance
>Sit at a comfortable distance from the monitor where you can easily read all text with your head and torso in an upright posture and your back supported by your chair. Generally, the preferred viewing distance is between 20 and 40 inches (50 and 100 cm) from the eye to the front surface of the computer screen. NOTE: text size may need to be increased for smaller monitors.

2. Viewing Angle-Height and Side to Side
>Position your computer monitor directly in front of you, so your head, neck, and torso face forward when viewing the screen. Monitors should not be farther than 35 degrees to the left or right.
>If you work primarily from printed material, place the monitor slightly to the side and keep the printed material directly in front. Keep printed materials and monitors as close as possible to each other.
>The top of the monitor should be at or slightly below eye level. The center of the computer monitor should normally be located 15 to 20 degrees below horizontal eye level

3. Viewing Time
>Rest your eyes periodically by focusing on objects that are farther away (for example, a clock on a wall  20 feet away).
>Stop, look away and blink at regular intervals to moisten the eyes.
>Alternate duties with other non-computer tasks such as filing, phone work, or customer interaction to provide periods of rest for the eyes.

4. Viewing Clarity

>Tilt the monitor so it is perpendicular to your line of sight, usually by tilting the screen no more than 10 to 20 degrees.

>Monitor support surfaces should allow the user to modify viewing distances and tilt and rotation angles.

Monitor Mount Ergonomics

Making these adjustments helps reduce exposure to forceful exertions, awkward postures, and overhead glare. This also helps prevent possible health effects such as excessive fatigue, eye strain, and neck and back pain.

Here at MountMyMonitor.com we strive to help you create the healthiest work environment possible, offering only the best monitor mounts designed with monitor mount ergonomics in mind. We have a huge selection of mounts that can put your computer screen virtually anywhere! The majority of our monitor mounts are height and depth adjustable and have a large tilt range. Making them easy for multiple users to adjust them to their optimal ergonomic position. We also offer mounts that can be displayed in either portrait or landscape monitor orientations and can support multiple monitors.

Ergonomics is important for your health. We are here to help you find the perfect mount for your needs. Visit our website at www.MountMyMonitor.com or contact us today to upgrade your computing environment! Did you find this article helpful? Please leave us your comments, we would love to hear from you!

VESA – The Mounting Interface Standard

As consumers, we don’t like to get bogged down by the technical jargon of our purchases. However, every now and then a term pops up that is crucial for us to understand. In the world of mounts, that term is VESA.

What is VESA

What exactly does VESA mean? Why is it so important to you, the consumer? In our fast paced world of advancing technology and ever slimming, increasingly lightweight monitor screens, there has been a growing desire to mount these screens to walls, ceilings, desks and more! To meet that need mount manufacturers began working in tandem with monitor manufacturers. Monitor Manufactures agreed to follow standards created by the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA for short) to create holes in the back of our flat panel displays. These holes  line up with holes in the mounts we purchase that are universal and easy for us, as consumers, to use. It’s important to understand that although VESA is widely recognized it is NOT law.

How does it work

Now that you know what VESA means maybe you’d like to know how it works? Our store clearly lists the VESA compatibility dimensions that our mounts adhere to. For example, you might be looking at purchasing a wall mount for your home office computer monitor. You browse our store and find just the right one, the Systema Wall Mount. In the description of the product, you notice the bullet point, VESA Compatible: 75×75 and 100×100. You now know what VESA means but what about those numbers? Those numbers represent the space between the holes, measured in millimeters, on the back of your monitor. For an accurate fit, before you hit that “buy” button, make sure you measure those holes (or VESA pattern) on the back of your flat screen. Some things to remember when measuring are:

  • Measure from the center of the holes
  • Measure from the furthest 4 corners holes (if there are more than 4 holes)
  • Be aware of any curve on the back of the monitor that would affect mounting
  • Take both horizontal and vertical measurements

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Measuring can be tricky for those of us that favor centimeters over millimeters so this “cheat-sheet” might be of some help:

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In our above example of the Systema Wall Mount, the VESA patterns measurements were 75×75 AND 100×100. This tells us that the mount has holes to fit a monitor with a VESA pattern of both 75 millimeters by 75 millimeters and 100 millimeters by 100 millimeters. It’s that simple! The measurement of the VESA pattern, along with the size and weight of your monitor, is all you need to confidently purchase the perfectly fitted mount for your needs.

For the MAC users

VESA is widely recognized but is NOT law, as mentioned before.  Apple products do not offer VESA hole patterns on their monitors and iMacs. Furthermore, the native stand that comes with Apple products cannot be removed, therefore it is not VESA compatible after purchase. You can add an after-market VESA adapter to your apple display, but this adds an additional cost to the mount you’re looking for, and in many cases limits the mounting options. If you are considering a mount for a mac you are going to purchase, be sure to purchase the mac WITH A VESA ADAPTER (yes, Apple will sell you a VESA adapter for an additional cost instead of the native stand that it usually comes with) which will make the mac compatible with almost all of the mount we sell.

Still confused

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