Compact but "sturdy" swivel arm

Ted Penner
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I need a portable swivel arm that secures to the edge of a table for my Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor shown here It does not have VESA holes on the back despite the picture that shows them.  The screen is 7.5" tall when turned to landscape view. That's the shortest distance edge-to-edge, so the arm needs to be able to hold that securely.

The two pieces that I purchased on Amazon are noted below, and while they are portable enough to put in a laptop bag, which I like a lot; they are not sturdy enough to hold the Magedok where it doesn't move around too easily.

If I find something that works, the plan will be to get it fully assembled and leave it fully assembled so that I can just pull it out in a ready state, and attach it to the side of a table when I am ready to do a demo in a public place.

Assistance in finding the right monitor arm to give me this perfect balance between sturdy and compactness is greatly appreciated.
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Here is a link to a universal mounting bracket.  I got a similar one for my mother and it works great, because you do not need VESA holes--it can hold any tablet, phone, kindle, etc very securely.

I hope this information is helpful

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Great!  Please keep us posted on your success with it so that future members who search for similar questions can benefit as well!

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Ted PennerSoftware Engineer


It works great for my small touch-screen monitor, and for my phone, but needed to be tightened at the base with an allen wrench. When I did this, I could not get it tight enough really before it stripped out, but it still works. I may keep it, especially if I can find a better solution for the allen wrench screw that it comes with.

It holds a camera with an adapter that provides a way to screw it in.

It can hold a phone or a small screen as well.

The drawback that I see aside from the tightening problem would be the ability to hold a much larger monitor of 32 inches, or simply provide an adapter that could make it also work for any device with VESA holes.

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