In this review, we’ll talk about what to look out for when choosing a bracket and how to form your own opinion when comparing different brackets.
This guide is suitable for both TV and monitor brackets.
The question is good and not really understood, even on YouTube, including the American one. Yes, there are quite a lot of video formats “I have three brackets on my desk, now I will compare them”, but is that enough? How much benefit will the viewer benefit from the comparison if they don’t even know all the criteria? We will analyze it using the example of firms: ONKRON, DEXP, NB, although it is applicable to any.
Let’s get down to business, criteria
Brackets for different devices have approximately the same parameters, first of all, you need to understand the most convenient mounting option for yourself and then choose a bracket according to its technical characteristics, and therefore we will start from the place of attachment.
Mount type: Pros: Minuses:
Wall (drilling into the wall) 1. Does not take up space on the surface
2. Very reliable, the brackets that are attached to the wall will not wobble and generally hold very tightly, if all the furniture fly away due to an earthquake, rest assured that the device will remain attached to the wall. 1. It is necessary to drill a wall – it is not always possible in a rented apartment, there is a lot of noise and dirt.
2. Tied to the spot. If you need to move the screen somewhere else, you will have to drill the wall again and close the holes in the previous place.
Tabletop (drilling into the table) 1. Can be placed anywhere on the table. 1. The same as with drilling into the wall, make a mistake or want to move the table to another place – a lot of fiddling and the remaining hole in the table.
2. Tied to the table, the table wobbles – the bracket wobbles, that is, unreliable.
Clamp (clamp to the edge of the table) 1. Moveable, you can move it to any place if you made a mistake or just want to change the table / attachment place. 1. Can be placed only at the edges of the table, if the table is against the wall, there will be a gap between it and the wall.
2. Unreliable, as with drilling into a table, will swing with the table when it moves.
You need steadfastness, and you know exactly where and what will stand? Measure and drill the wall / ceiling three times.
Can’t decide exactly how and where it will stand or do you want more freedom? Attach to the edge of the table.
Do you want a crack or passion as you want to poke a hole in the table? Drill it! (seriously, this is the worst option, only use it when there is no other choice)
Often, the bracket supports several types of fasteners at once, check it carefully.
The next thing that worries the buyer is the movement of the bracket.
Tilt angle: The name speaks for itself. With this characteristic, everything is simple. Where the angle is greatest is preferred. 15 ° -15 ° will be worse than 50 ° -50 °, but it will probably cost less. So choose the one that offers the angle you need at an affordable price.-45 ° down and + 90 ° up
Angles of rotation: Affect how much the bracket can turn left-right, always indicated in the specifications, the more the better.
Monitor left-right rotation 90 ° and leg rotation 360 °
The number of hinges per mount: A very important parameter, it affects how exactly the bracket will turn, the more there are, the better it will be able to twist.
Orientation: The ability of the bracket to turn the device upright. Usually it is not written in the characteristics and needs to be recognized from videos or pictures.
Adjustment of movable parts: Some brackets have movable parts that are not movable at any time, first they need to be “unscrewed” and only then moved. These brackets are very resistant to shaking, for example, if you place them on a table, but do not allow the device to be moved back and forth. Less versatile, but often inexpensive and reliable.
Mount for monitors ONKRON G80
There are several types of brackets: fixed, swivel, tilt, tilt-swivel and ceiling.
Fixed: nothing moves. Placed / hung up already in the form in which it will be.
Ceiling: Designed to be hung on the ceiling, considered the most versatile bracket option, must move as you like, while being quite reliable, as in practice – I don’t know, I didn’t have that.
Bracket for TV ONKRON N1L black
Everything is much simpler here, a simple list that will help you not to be mistaken.
“VESA” Size: Vesa is a mount and it is standardized, if you don’t have a “vesa” mount on your device, you probably won’t hang the device on a mount at all.
If the vesa bracket does not support (and does not include your size) the vesa of your device, the bracket is not automatically for you.
The mount itself is measured in mm, this is the distance between two screws, for example Onkron G100 – 100×100, 75×75.
“Adjustment of seats – there is“ Vesa has several meanings, from higher to lower, is it important to you? No. If there are numbers that are in the characteristics of your device, then everything is fine. These numbers do not mean anything else, only the size of the mount, just make sure that the size on the bracket matches (or includes) the size of your device’s mount.
Weight: You need to know the weight of your device in order to accurately select the bracket for it. It is critically impossible to take a bracket, the “maximum load on the mount” which is less than the weight of the device.
But what if your device weighs much less than the calculated load? Then you need to look at the presence of a load adjustment on the bracket itself. It is almost always there, but if it is not there, it’s bad, besides the fact that this is a rare case that casts doubt on the quality of the bracket, it’s also a problem with its mobility. Since the bracket is designed for more weight, it will be difficult to move it up and down, for example, an absent amount of weight will need to be applied to move the bracket.
Try not to buy brackets without load adjustments.
Number of monitors: Some brackets allow you to attach multiple monitors at once. Often they are made sedentary for the sake of convenience and low cost.
Monitor mount DEXP MM27-C13
In stores: in 5 storesOf course, such a “double” (or more) bracket is cheaper to buy, but this is a stick with two ends. On the one hand, you gain in price and by turning one arm you can turn many monitors at once, on the other hand, monitors are often limited in mobility (for the sake of convenience), this limitation may not coincide with your own ideas about the desired position of the monitor.
Well, and on the limitation on weight, in the case of mounting two monitors on one bracket, you should pay special attention. There are two interlocking brackets like
Technically, it’s a single dual monitor arm, but it’s still pretty flexible.
As you can see, you have to pay extra for mobility. But buying a g160 is only marginally cheaper than buying two g80s, so which one? In g160 they are attached to one place, in g80 they are not, choose whichever is more convenient.
Maximum height and length of the bracket. The characteristics are often not written, but indicated by the manufacturer in the pictures. Inherent only in “leg-like” brackets.
If you have reached here, congratulations, there are very few left.
Those criteria that exist, but do not quite affect whether the bracket fits or not, we will call conditional.
Maximum / minimum screen diagonal: a rather useless criterion that affects the choice in extremely rare cases. If your screen is larger / smaller than the maximum / minimum allowable size specified in this parameter, consider whether it will rest against the wall / the bracket itself when turning. If not, check if everything is in order and does your Vesa fit the bracket mount? If everything is in order here, feel free to ignore the fact of the mismatch.
The cable channel, the place to put the cables from the device into it, makes the view more aesthetic.
Application area. Despite the fact that the description of the DNS characteristics considers this parameter to be extremely important, you will not find this parameter in some Chinese bracket from a well-known Chinese store. You yourself can understand whether this bracket suits you based on all its characteristics described above (in fact, the VESA dimensions and the calculated load are most important here)
Finally, a comparison
We will compare using the example of omikron g80 and omikron g100. The second is, of course, better (after all, the model is older, the number and the price are higher), but the question is why and is it worth the overpayment of 1.65 cost?
Let’s start with a simple one, both brackets have the same appearance (type) and the same mounting dimensions, but what is the difference? And here it is, viewing angles and 1kg of weight.
As you can see, the differences are minimal, moreover, the g80 wins in the angle of rotation! Is the difference in 1kg weight and the larger angle really worth such a big overpayment?
The answer is no . 9 kg instead of 8 kg – non-standard weight and dry marketing, it will not affect your monitor critically, except that it will stagger a little less. A large downward swing is good when you need it. If you are not going to lie under the monitor, then you can safely choose the younger model and save a lot.
If there is an overpayment for those functions that you do not need – do not overpay.
Especially such a huge amount of money in relation to the value of the goods.
Now let’s try to choose a TV bracket
We go to the search page, select the most popular filter and look:
The cost of all three brackets is low and the benefit from the right choice is less, but you should not relax, because
The kopeck the ruble protects
Add all products to the comparison and see:
In stores: in 237 stores
If your TV does not weigh 56kg, this is the worst option for your money. Since it is fixed (does not have rotation angles in principle), it tries to bribe with a built-in level, do not get fooled.
For a larger TV (if you believe the maximum / minimum screen diagonal, it may not be so) with a strong overpayment relative to the AM-42T, but much better than the retired bracket, since it is already tilted, with the same VESA dimensions. Yes, it is inferior in weight. But often TV is not more than 30 kg.
The first place is deserved:
For its little money relative to competitors, it offers the same functions, only with a slight up and down slope. The disadvantage here is that the VESA maximum is only 200×200, which is not suitable for all TVs.
I hope now you can easily figure out what kind of bracket you need and what you are ready or not ready to pay for. Do not forget about saving money, about attentiveness to VESA and weight, about the method of adjustment and the number of swivel joints for more flexible brackets, and then you will never go wrong with choosing the most efficient bracket for your case.