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Vogels Trimotor review

A sturdy remote controlled TV stand

Our Verdict

A great TV stand, if you can justify the price

For

  • Good build quality
  • Remote controlled
  • Easy to install

Against

  • Expensive
  • Heavy

While flatscreen TVs were designed with wall-mounting explicitly in mind, hardly anyone ever seems to bother hanging their's up.

Though wall-mounting brackets are common, the Vogels Trimotor goes one step further by being remote controlled. This means that the screen can sit flat against the wall when not in use and then be angled towards the viewer at the touch of a button.

Simple setup

Installation is fairly simple and merely requires the competence to drill holes in a wall, pop in the metal rawl plugs and then do up a few screws. Obviously, if you don't fancy yourself as a Handy Andy, it's worth getting someone in, as you don't want to watch as a grand's worth of screen crashes to the ground.

Once installed, the stand is able to swivel left and right as well as tilting up and down, so that wherever you sit in the room you can ensure it is facing you. When you're finished, simply press the 'home' button on the remote to return it flush to wall.

The control is surprisingly cheap looking, but is simple to use and the actions are smooth and responsive. The stand itself is incredibly heavy (meaning you'll need a solid wall on which to mount it), and boasts a rugged build, making it able to comfortably handle screens measuring from 37-52in.

Such fancy technology doesn't come cheap, but it's the perfect way to increase the wow factor of your screen and it does boast some practical use, too.

Tech Specs

Product TypeWall Mount
Maximum Screen Size Supported132.1 cm (52")
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200, 400 x 800
Maximum Load Capacity43 kg
Brand NameVogel's
Device SupportedFlat Panel Display
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Minimum Screen Size Supported94 cm (37")
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
Country of OriginChina
ColourBlack
Compatibility

37" - 52" Large Screen

ManufacturerVogel's Products b.v
Product ModelVFWE 552 RC
Product NameOriginal VFWE 552 RC TriMotor Electronic Wall Support
Product LineOriginal
Manufacturer Part NumberVFWE552RC
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.vogels.com
Marketing Information

The TriMotor features an electronic multi-directional movement (turn, tilt and movement forward) and is compatible with medium to large screens (37"-52" up to 43 kg). Designed for universal use (VESA compatible).

The TriMotor is equipped with three motors, as the name suggests. It assures a remote-controlled movement forwards, backwards, tilted 15 degrees and turned 20 degrees to the left and to the right. It also comes with an auto home function button on the remote control and an automatic built-in Screen Protection System to avoid damage to the screen and/or the wall.