Vogel's THIN345 review

  • £250

We hang out with a super-thin wallmount for HDTVs

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For

  • Good engineering
  • Sits flush against wall
  • Fairly easy to install
  • Good position options

Against

  • Installation might be difficult for some
  • Instructions are a bit confusing

There's little point in wall-mounting an ultra-thin flatscreen TV if the bracket is so bulky it makes the set stand out from the wall; hence the demand for thin and flat wallmounts.

Netherlands-based company, Vogel's, is a big name in furniture and supports for all kinds of LCD and plasma TVs, projectors and AV equipment, so it's no surprise that the company has turned its engineering skills to this application.

The THIN345 Articulating Wall Bracket ticks most of the boxes; it's suitable for a screen sized from 32-52ins, of up to 40mm thick and weighing up to 25kg. And the bracket itself is only 35mm deep, so once your TV is mounted you can hardly get your fingers between it and the wall.

Plus, for ultimate convenience, the bracket is articulated, so you can swing the TV out from the wall up to 63cm, turn it to 90˚ left or right, and tilt it through +/-20˚.

If you have basic DIY skills, fixing is straightforward, and the mounting holes for attaching the TV are arranged in standard configurations from 100 x 100 to 600x400mm. The bracket is virtually invisible once fitted.

The Cable Inlay System hides cables, and fits with Vogel's' extended cable cover system.

Sturdily engineered, the mount means that positioning the TV becomes something you can do easily and with confidence.

Other than a drilling template there are no tools provided, so you'll need a drill, screwdrivers, spirit level and confidence to get the job done.

The instructions are very diagrammatic, so it might take a bit of head-scratching to work out what all the arrows and symbols mean.

It's not cheap, although it does have a lifetime guarantee.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeWall Mount
Maximum Screen Size Supported139.7 cm (55")
VESA Mount Standard100 x 100, 600 x 400
Maximum Load Capacity25 kg
Brand NameVogel's
Device SupportedFlat Panel Display
Minimum Screen Size Supported81.3 cm (32")
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
Depth45 mm
ColourSilver, Aluminium
FeaturesTilt, Swivel
Compatibility

LED/LCD Screen

ManufacturerVogel's Products b.v
Product ModelTHIN 345
Product NameTHIN 345 Ultra-thin Wall Mount
Manufacturer Part NumberTHIN345
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.vogels.com
Marketing Information

THIN 345 LED TV mount: turn and tilt your TV When you want a flat look and the most viewing flexibility, choose Vogel's THIN 345 LED TV mount. It lets you turn and tilt your screen away from the wall. With just 3.5 centimetres of space between the wall and the TV, this LED TV mount is virtually invisible to the eye. You can turn it 90 degrees right or left and tilt it 20 degrees up and down for the best view wherever you are sitting. Our Cable Inlay System (CIS) conceals cables out of sight.

Package Contents
  • THIN 345 Ultra-thin Wall Mount
  • Mounting Hardware
Limited WarrantyLifetime