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Could have been a great product but badly tooled
on 18 October 2015
This is another one of those reviews which is frustrating to write. Out of all of the projector mounts out there, this is one of the best looking, and particularly for a living room environment, the wall mounting option makes things much neater. There are plenty of projectors which this will fit (but definitely check as I can see some of the deeper ones being a bit tight to the wall), and the overall quality looks great.
Firstly, the Vogels instructions are a joke. They should frankly fire the person who drew them. That said, there's not a great deal to this so you should be able to work it out.
This is a minor quibble ultimately, because the real killer here is that the horizontal bar does not fit at all onto the vertical upright. The tooling was terrible on this, as there's simply no way the two parts fit without strong use of a mallet, which a. you shouldn't need to do and b. is a nightmare if the bracket is fixed to the wall close to the ceiling (like it is in my room).
I complained to Vogels directly and to be fair their service was second to none - I had a new bracket sent out within 24 hours. Except that the new bracket has exactly the same problem as the first. The good news is that there IS a workaround. If you remove the black plastic cap on the horizontal bar where it meets the vertical bar, then the two parts slot together perfectly and securely (see photos). It doesn't look as good but it does work.