Every sim racer with a triple monitor setup knows the problem; your screens are skewed, they are difficult to align, you have a gap between the bezels, you always end up making compromises and it often ends up being ‘almost there’. Sim-Lab has come up with something for that problem, the Vario Vesa Adapter Kit! The Vario Vesa is an adapter that you place between the monitor mount and the monitor itself which, with the help of the adjustment bolts, makes it possible to slide / rotate your monitor with extreme accuracy, which is almost impossible when you mount the monitor directly with a standard Vesa adapter. Therefore with this Vario Vesa Adapter Kit it is possible to adjust your monitors very precisely, and all the alignment problems should be a thing of the past for once and for all.
From the start we were very enthusiastic about the announcement of the Sim-Lab Vario Vesa Adapter Kit. We own an AOC 27 inch triple monitor setup mounted on a Sim-Lab triple monitor mount. Aligning the screens has always been a difficult task for us and has never left us 100% satisfied. Once again Sim-Lab has been so considerate to send us the Vario Vesa Adapter Kit so that we can give our opinion on this product and hopefully our expectations will be met.
When purchasing the Sim-Lab Vario Vesa Adapter Kit for your triple monitor setup you will receive a complete set of three adapters in the box including all necessary materials for assembly and mounting of your monitors to your monitor stand. We have received the ‘normal version’, there is also a set with a 200mm VESA adapter and a set with a BENQ adapter available. At the time of writing the normal set is available for € 79.00, the 200mm VESA set costs € 119.00 and the set with BENQ adapter costs € 99.00. With the online manual (see this page), assembly is quite simple and you can get started to mount everything on your monitor stand.
Take off the triples, attach the Vario Vesas, put the triples on again and you’re done. Yes it was actually that simple. Well, almost that simple. Because we have the standard monitor mount where you mount the 100mm VESA adapters upright (see image), the height is not quite right because the Vario Vesas hang from the profile and there is about 15 cm difference in height. Not bad of course, but something to remember if you have a suitable setup. We only had to slide the profiles up 15cm and mount the monitor and level it again.
Adjusting the adapters can be done in the following ways: Vertical adjustment up to 32 mm, Horizontal adjustment of +/- 10 mm, Horizontal rotation of +/- 5 degrees and Vertical rotation of +/- 5 degrees. That is why you do not have to take any upward movement of the profiles on your monitor mount too closely, you can also move the screens up and down again using the bolts on the Vario Vesas.
After dismantling the screens and raising the monitor mount, we started mounting the Vario Vesa adapter for the middle screen. Once this screen is on properly, it is easy to do the right and left screen in no time. The system works very easily, you mount the bracket in the middle of your monitor mount, you mount the adapter on your screen and you hang the screen in the bracket.
You can use the M8 bolts to ensure that the screen is neatly (horizontally and vertically) level. After this, you can hang the screen in the middle by sliding the screen slightly to the left or to the right and securing it using the bolts. Here we bump into the only “downside” of the Vario Vesas. It can be quite difficult to reach the screws with a normal (the one with an angle) Allen key because these are behind the M8 bolts for vertical adjustments. If you have a longer straight Allen key, this will be a lot easier. If the middle screen is all set-up right you can perform the same steps with the right and left screen and we are ready to start racing again. In the end, we spent about half an hour with assembly and mounting.
Yes, if you have a triple monitor setup then the Vario Vesas are a must! At least, we think so. Aligning your triples is really super easy, for the first time they hang perfectly aligned without crazy cracks and seams and it is 100% to our liking. The only “downside” we could discover were the bolts to fix the monitors so that they cannot move left or right. These bolts are placed a bit unfortunate behind the M8 bolts, making it difficult to reach with a normal (the one with an angle) Allen key. Anyway, that won’t kill you and you should only have to adjust it once to enjoy it for a long time.
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