Gator G-ARM 360 (Clamp-On, Desk Mount) Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Indianapolis, Indiana
April 29, 2013Music Background:
Great heavy duty stand!First off this thing is super heavy duty and strong. Well built and looks great. I use it to hold moogerfoogers it will work for laptop or whatever. I bought a bigger VESA (industry standard plate)plate to hold stuff instead of the laptop plate. I love it. I am buying another thus week.
from Cincinnati, OH USA
August 21, 2012Music Background:
Very pleased with this Laptop standI absolutely love this desk mount laptop stand. With this stand you can position your laptop in many different ways thus allowing easy placement of the keyboard and laptop on a small surface. This is a life saver when your space is limited. I highly recommend this stand to the traveling song writer!
from Boston, MA
January 16, 2013Music Background:
G-Arm 360Portability - great, setup - quick and easy, adjustable - great, laptop plate - so so. When using heavier, 17" laptops, the plate is too small b/c the back part of the laptop could snap off the clamps that are attached to the front stubs. I believe the front stubs should be adjustable like the other 2 on the side. I had to modify it to make it work. Overall, awesome though.
September 10, 2012Music Background:
Pro musician, Hobbyist home studio
Good maschine standIt's not at all what I planned on using it for when I got it, but it works great as a stand for NI Maschine, assuming you have a good location to mount the G-Arm. My Maschine was difficult to use where it was placed. Using the G-Arm makes it easy to move it out of the way when I'm not using it and position in a couple different ways when I am using it. Now I can lean back in my chair with my head close to the ideal listening position instead of hunkering over with my knees running into stuff. It may be a lot to spend on something so simple, but I would spend the money again.
The plate (where you set stuff) is small compared to the Maschine , but all the buttons you whack are down near the plate, and the no slip stuff on the plate keeps it in place no problem. The clips do not move wide enough to clamp down on the Maschine, but it isn't really necessary in my case. When I adjust it around, I can just reach around the sides of the Maschine and grip the plate with my fingers. It's nice that it works well just setting it on there, because I can take my Maschine with me and all I have to do is remove the usb cable. But if you wanted it to be more secure to prevent it getting knocked off (or if you like to push the buttons near the top excessively hard), you could velcro it or something pretty easily.
Assembling it was a little tougher than it should be. The assembly instructions were really bad, and in my case their printer messed up somehow and the assembly instructions were not even readable, so I had to search online. Once I found the manual, I still had to look at videos to make sure I was doing it right.
It seems a bit overly stiff, especially at first. It has loosened up now after using it a while, but for my application I wish it were a little easier to move. However, this is probably just because it is designed to hold heavier objects than the Maschine . If I had a heavy laptop on there I would probably want it to be stiff.
It works pretty well now that I set it up, but for the price I can't give it 5 stars. The clamps could have been taller to accommodate a wider variety of gear. There are a few cosmetic defects. The assembly instructions weren't great, the clamps are a little fiddly. They could have used something more sophisticated for the clamps (and for the price).
This will not hold anything horizontally flat, the angle change is enough for what I use it for, but that's something to be careful of. You can probably find one in a local store to try out if you are unsure.
The laptop computer has always been a supremely useful tool for musicians. It's portable, can use batteries or AC, and can run lots of applications, giving musicians the power that once belonged only to top-dollar recording studios. But when it's a musical tool, you rarely want the laptop to actually live on your lap. Sometimes it's handy to have the laptop at or near desk level, but other times, when you're singing or playing guitar, for instance, it's far more useful to have it near you when you're standing.
Gator, known mostly for their huge line of cases and bags, now offers the perfect mounting arm for a laptop, an iPad, or even a small monitor. It's called the G-ARM 360-DESKMT. The 360 means you get 360 degrees of horizontal adjustment along with the ability to instantly adjust the height and angle of your device. If you've ever used a laptop or an iPad while recording yourself, you know that putting it in the perfect spot means you can quickly get multiple takes. And getting the right angle means that the screen is much brighter and easier to read.
A simple clamp allows you to move the G-ARM 360-DESKMT from desk to desk, and you can even mount it to the poles found in some keyboard stands. This is one product you'll appreciate every time you use it.