Monitor arm with Surface Pro

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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Active Member

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    2nd day with Surface Pro. It's very good as a tablet/laptop and I'm going to sell my desktop PC and monitor for sure, I'll only keep the external keyboard and mouse. I have a monitor arm and I'm thinking about keeping it and using it to hold Surface Pro in the air, near my sight. Then it would be a very good desktop with a touch monitor!
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    Scary! :D
     
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    This is how I feel:
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    Hopefully not like this tumblr_lfytiomXT01qz867mo1_500.jpg
     
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    Well since the SP has no VESA mounting holes this could be a challenge. You could go with simple and cheap Velcro adhesive squares in lieu of screws for easy placement and removal. Given the SP's light weight I would think 4 squares would hold sufficiently.

    Place the fuzzy ones on your SP so they don't feel scratchy.

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    you may be better off getting a case like one of these and rigging it to stick to the monitor holder so you dont put anything on the SP. you just have to slip it in and out of the case that is attached to the monitor holder. Amazon.com: MoKo Slim-fit Type / Touch Keyboard Cover Companion Sleeve Case for Microsoft Surface Pro 10.6" Inch Windows 8 Tablet, BLACK: Cell Phones & Accessories
    it would probably be better to invest a little in one of these to attached the monitor holder. http://www.proclipusa.com/tablet-ho...tilt-swivel-and-spring-lock-541491-19259.cmsv
     
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    Could just drill some VESA holes in a cheap case and attach the case permanently to the arm. Good idea.
     
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    There must be an easier way, keep it simple. I'll take a pic when it's done :cool2:
     
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    There are lots of generic tablet mounts for tripods etc. that could be adapted to work. Just search Amazon or B&H.com.
     
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    remember see post #4
     
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    I think the idea of drilling VESA holes in the back of a cheep case and attaching it then snapping the SP in as you suggested is the best idea. Works and not overly ghetto.
     
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