I had the opportunity to talk with Laura and Ken of CLO Systems as the previewed their X-Arm T and S product lines. Now, at first glance I must admit I didn’t really have the excitement I held for other exhibitors on the show floor while going to meet with CLO Systems. I must say that I came away much more impressed and am glad I took the time to visit!
CLO Systems provides tilt, swivel and fully automatic mounts for flat screen displays. The entry model has a MSRP of $49.00 and provides multi-directional manual tilt control. Other tilt models allow you to lock the bracket into multiple configurations, from flush to any number of positions. Now, this only covers vertical tilt so far, they also have horizontal models that can really bring your picture out into the room. The mounts can provide 2-3 feet of extension and nearly 360 degree positioning (sans the depth of the TV itself). All of their mounts use a patented weighting and balance system and make it so that you do not have to adjust tension screws or bang up your knuckles.
CLO Systems have ensured that their products provide a wide range of abilities and prices throughout their line. Their intro automated model has a MSRP of $99.00 and tilts from a flush, 1 inch reveal to a 15 degree tilt for glare reduction. There is an under-unit mounted IR receptor to allow the use of their controller, or your own programmable universal remote. The higher end models provide display presets that will automatically engage when the TV is turned on. This is done via a plug into the TV’s video out ports.
The big daddy X-Arm bracket is the flagship product and retails for $599.00, but is well worth the price. This model extends a good foot or more from the wall and provides a full range of motions to point the display to any direction in the room. Its mechanism has a pressure sensitive retract so that kids, pets or careless party-goers do not get smashed.
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