Sunday, January 27, 2008

Accessory Alert: Ergotron LX Desk Mount & Matias iRizer

There's no question as to the tremendous portability of the MODBOOK, but sooner or later you're going to need to mount that bad boy onto something so you won't get a nasty neck kink. (Looking down directly at the tablet while you draw will do this)

Axiotron is coming out with an attachment that will enable the Modbook to hook into all VESA type mounts. My source at Axiotron indicated that they are fast-tracking this attachment to be available by March 2008. But in the meantime, this nifty, multi-adjusting laptop mount from ERGOTRON might suffice. The LX Desk Mount looks well made and sturdy and allows for freedom of movement while the Modbook sits on a secure cradle.

I think i'm going to order the LX and try it out. I'll let you know how it works with the Modbook.

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Another, more cost-efficient solution could be another product from Matias called the iRizer which is basically just a laptop stand that can be adusted to a total of 4 positions. It's most upright tilt is at 50 degrees which may or may not be enough for general viewing since this product is meant to be used for a laptop with a screen. (where you can adjust the screen further)

This is definitely one of those accessories that you would really have to demo to see if it'll work out.

ERGOTRON and MATIAS links are available on the sidebar.


Terence said...


Thanks for starting this site. You might want to checkout comments about Ergotron LX over on Amazon, someone tried the unit with a laptop on it "typing", unit pivots, so if using the "pen" it best be with a light hand and wrist, I have ordered the "Matias iRizer".

Louie del Carmen said...

Hi Terence,

Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely check out the customer reviews on Amazon. As with any product, it depends on the individual's usage. If it pivots up or down it is not a huge deal in my opinion since I plan on using the arm relatively low to the desk. So even if it does move or sloop down, the desk surface will catch it.

I am more interested in making sure the angle of view can be adjusted especially when I am using the Modbook as a 2nd monitor to my Cintiq which will account to about at least half it's use.

The iRizer is definitely an economical solution however the 50 degree maximum tilt may not be enough for my use.

I invite you to share your feedback regarding the iRizer once you've had some time to use it. I think a lot of people will want to hear it.

Thanks for your comments!