Mobo Chair Mount Ergo Keyboard and Mouse Tray

In this review, I am going to discuss the Mobo Ergonomic Computer Station. We have some assembly required, only 8 screws total. Side arms, we’ll take the plastic off that, get this out of here. And, of course, another exciting sidearm. And underneath here, we’ve got lots of parts. Okay so, I’ve put one of the armrests on and that is actually here, as you can see. This is a steel-case Leap chair that I have, so the arm actually moves quite a bit, and it took me a little bit of extra time to figure out exactly how to mount this, and still allow the arm to move in all directions. So, it was a little tricky, and the mounting takes a little bit of time, but I would say in about 15 minutes or so I actually had this bad boy mounted here.

They give you this huge bag of screws; the reason for this is that in the note, which it reminds you several times in the manual, only 8 screws are needed to put this in. What this is all about is that they give you four different lengths of screws, and depending on the type of armrest that you have, it will take one of these lengths or even a combination of short and long screws. It depends. I actually used the shortest screws on my Steel-case Leap, and you may find that this also is your case.

This is the arm, and these are trim pieces. If I was using a curved-edge chair, I would use this, but because of the chair I’m installing it on I don’t need this. So basically, this is what you’re left with. Now, I can still move the arms of my chair, and let’s see what it’s like. Well, there’s problem number one. This keyboard is pretty old, it doesn’t have the feet on it any more. I need to get some rubber pieces for this keyboard, or probably just a better keyboard. And this is a smooth, not necessarily slick surface; it’s got a little bit of a texture to it, but it certainly doesn’t have any grip. And I’m not sure if that is actually necessary or not; I think it’s probably more that the keyboard I have kind of sucks. So anyway, I want to be able to use this for a couple of weeks and get back to you, or actually I want to be able to use this for a little while – it might not be a couple of weeks – but after I’ve used it for maybe a few days I will finish this review and post it back here in the same video.

So, remember when I said that I was going to be back in a couple of weeks, after I had used this for a little while? Well, it turned out to be more like six months. Sorry about that. At least I can say that I’ve had a lot of experience in using this. Let me show you, I’m actually in a new office, and I’m actually in a new place, it’s six months later, it’s summertime. Remember when I said that this thing was a little bit flimsy? It totally is, and I did get a new keyboard that was a little lighter, because I felt that when I was typing, this thing would bounce. I thought it may have just been because it was a heavy keyboard, but that is not the case. One of the problems is that if you don’t get it completely in place it will slide, but at least once you do have it in place, it won’t slide anymore, so that’s good. Here I have my little tray set up.

I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000, and I actually like this keyboard a lot, but this review is about the Mobo. So I put this in place, and even when I begin to type here, if I press at all, this thing shakes, which is kind of annoying. So, I really don’t use this top part too much. It’s a little too flimsy, and it’s sort of in the way. What I have done, in the meantime, is I don’t use this (left) armrest. I will set this (keyboard) on the desk, and I then I will go ahead and use this (right armrest) a lot. It’s right at arm’s length, it keeps my arm right where it needs to be, and because of the steel-case chair, the whole arm does move; it keeps my arm in the right place, and I tend to favor a trackball. This is kind of old-school, they haven’t updated this in a long time, but this is just an infrared wireless trackball from Logitech.

So, that concludes this review, sorry that it took me almost six months to get back here. I will say that I really am pleased with this product; there are some days when I do revert back to using this, but for the most part, it’s just kind of in the way. I would have bought this product, again, really just for the right armrest, and if you’re left-handed, then the left armrest. I wish they would have improved the design of this part, I wish they would make it a little less flimsy, and if you’re hammering on the keys, make it not vibrate so much.


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Mobo Chair Mount Ergo Keyboard and Mouse Tray — 16 Comments

  1. [..YouTube..] (**Note: We would like to respectfully address the comment about the stability of the Mobo in the review above. The chair that the Mobo was mounted to in the review has armrests that swivel in and out and raise up and down. These types of armrests do not provide rigid support for attachments such as the Mobo. When mounted to “fixed” armrests, the Mobo is extremely stable and supportive. —Mobo Sales**)

  2. [..YouTube..] @MoboErgonomics Thanks for the reply. Do you have a video of this being tested? I didn’t see anything on your site or in your marketing/packaging info about this not working as intended without fixed armrests. Did I miss something?

  3. [..YouTube..] @malcommcc Hi Malcom. By the way, thank you for taking the time to even do a review. We do not currently have a video of this being tested. However, any accessory that must be mounted to a “support” is only going to be as stable as the support itself. With your armrests having the ability to move in multiple directions, stability will inevitably suffer. It’s extremely difficult to make a product perform on every chair the same…that’s why we offer a 30-day money back guarantee 😉

  4. (**Note: We would like to respectfully address the comment about the stability of the Mobo in the review above. The chair that the Mobo was mounted to in the review has armrests that swivel in and out and raise up and down. These types of armrests do not provide rigid support for attachments such as the Mobo. When mounted to “fixed” armrests, the Mobo is extremely stable and supportive. —Mobo Sales**)

  5. [..YouTube..] Thanks for the reply. Do you have a video of this being tested? I didn’t see anything on your site or in your marketing/packaging info about this not working as intended without fixed armrests. Did I miss something?

  6. Thanks for the reply. Do you have a video of this being tested? I didn’t see anything on your site or in your marketing/packaging info about this not working as intended without fixed armrests. Did I miss something?

  7. [..YouTube..] Hi Malcom. By the way, thank you for taking the time to even do a review. We do not currently have a video of this being tested. However, any accessory that must be mounted to a “support” is only going to be as stable as the support itself. With your armrests having the ability to move in multiple directions, stability will inevitably suffer. It’s extremely difficult to make a product perform on every chair the same…that’s why we offer a 30-day money back guarantee 😉

  8. Hi Malcom. By the way, thank you for taking the time to even do a review. We do not currently have a video of this being tested. However, any accessory that must be mounted to a “support” is only going to be as stable as the support itself. With your armrests having the ability to move in multiple directions, stability will inevitably suffer. It’s extremely difficult to make a product perform on every chair the same…that’s why we offer a 30-day money back guarantee 😉

  9. [..YouTube..] @alfonzo2205 That’s actually pretty damned funny. I never thought of it that way. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t use the tray, because you’re right -- with the tray it looks like a big high-chair. I can never look at it the same way again. Once seen, cannot be unseen.

  10. [..YouTube..] That’s actually pretty damned funny. I never thought of it that way. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t use the tray, because you’re right -- with the tray it looks like a big high-chair. I can never look at it the same way again. Once seen, cannot be unseen.

  11. That’s actually pretty damned funny. I never thought of it that way. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t use the tray, because you’re right -- with the tray it looks like a big high-chair. I can never look at it the same way again. Once seen, cannot be unseen.

  12. thanks for the info. from what i read about ergonomics the keyboard should be a little bit lower. thanks for the warning about the fact that it vibrates and jumps. that, really must be annoying. let us know if you have come across any setups that work for you. thanks!

  13. there is any products similar to this? i have a huge leather bergere, i need something a little more stable and steady, great video btw

  14. Stumbled across this review quite by chance. Thank you for posting. I was considering this product, but will not purchase, thanks to your review. It is obvious that the keyboard tray is too flimsy to support serious typing, regardless of the chair.

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