My new tech accessory: the Ergotron for Wacom Cintiq 22 !

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Hey guys,

Today I am super excited as one of my dream has been realised ! As a user of the Wacom Cintiq 22HD, I did myself a little present: The Ergotron arm ! If you are also a Wacom Cintiq user, I think you are gonna love it ! 

What is this about ?
The Ergotron is a LCD monitor arm that suspend and support your Wacom tablet in any position. I can draw on it putting the tablet on my lap or even drawing standing up ! Despite of the weight, you will be able to manipulate it very easily !

Most important, it totally free my sketching space ! I just need to put it in a vertical position like any second screen.

My sketching desk is a tiny Ikea table where my Wacom Cintiq 22″ can take 3/4 of its surface. Before the Ergotron, I had space limitation whenever I wanted to draw on paper. So I decided to put it back in the box and replace it with the smaller tablet Cintiq 13HD.

With my friend Adrien Wira who is a designer at Adidas, we drool for years at the idea of getting one. We though we might need a strong table to support a suspended Cintiq of several kg, so we didn’t dare.
But I was sad looking at my Cintiq sleeping in its box, so I decided to finally get the Ergotron arm ! I searched on Amazon and order one !

Let’s unpack the box together !

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Time to open the box !

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I can hear my heart beat 😛

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Some papers giving the instructions and some helps for advanced installation

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Everything is well protected and well packed

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The arm is made of mainly 3 components with advanced articulated joints

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I removed the huge pod of my Cintiq

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To attach the arm, I need to remove the circular piece that surround the cables

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With a screwdriver I remove the piece easily (The screwdriver is not included in the package)

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There is 4 extra empty hole that fit the Ergotron arm

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Let’s fix it !

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I assemble the 3 components of the arm

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There is 3 tiny screws for adjusting the smoothness/hardness of the joints. 1 screw per joint. Heavier your tablet is, tighter you need to screw it.

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The Ergotron arm is fixed on the border of the table.

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The cables go along the arm. Make sure to allow enough lenghts to the cable for free movement in any direction.

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I can draw with the tablet coming to my lap

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At any position, the Cintiq is well suported enough to draw in it

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If I am not sketching, the screen can be positionned vertically as a 2nd monitor.

That’s it !! I am so happy getting one. I will continue preparing free and quality content for you guys on the blog ! 🙂

Today, I can tell it’s the perfect set up for any Cintiq user. If you also decide to get one, let me know and send me a picture of your desk configuration, it will be fun ! :).

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The Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm is available on Amazon for $135USD

Have a nice day !
Cheers,
Chou-Tacmount

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Chou-Tac

If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my career, I believe that they can also help you to learn, and help you with your projects. Whether Design is a job or a hobby it doesn’t matter, so long as you do what is important to you.

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