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Lifewire / Sandra Stafford
Low-profile when retracted
Arms operate smoothly
130 degree swivel
Holds up to 115 lbs
Mechanism can be difficult to reposition
TV must be removed for tilt adjustment
The Cheetah Dual Arm TV Mount is a surprisingly sturdy wall mount that can handle TVs of almost any size.
The Cheetah Mount is a widely adjustable TV mount that can fit practically all TVs, covering the size ranges from 20 to 65 inches. With a weight limit of up to 115 pounds, even TVs on the larger end of that spectrum should be safe. We put it to the test, to determine where it deserves to fall on our list of best TV wall mounts.
The Cheetah Mount has a build that allows for a large range of motion on a bracket that can retract to only 2.7 inches. Tilt is controlled by a pair of screws that can be loosened to allow the TV to tilt along a crescent track. Once tightened again, the television will hold its position securely. Removing the TV from the wall mount makes this entire process easier.
The instructions included with the Cheetah Mount are minimal, but not difficult. Anyone who can assemble IKEA furniture without a problem will be fine. The only tools needed are a drill and a stud finder. The wall bracket can be attached to the wall, and then the TV can be attached to the bracket, all by one person. It shouldn't take more than about half an hour.
The instructions included with the Cheetah Mount are minimal, but not difficult.
The arms of the Cheetah Mount move together smoothly and easily. Once a TV is attached, that ease of motion causes some small problems. With a large TV in the way of the arms, it's difficult to retract the TV back to the wall. The TV has a tendency to move side to side or swivel, so getting both arms to move back together and flatten to the wall takes a few tries even after I have been testing it for a while.
The arms of the Cheetah Mount move together smoothly and easily.
While the mount undoubtedly feel secure enough to keep the TV up, the mechanism has a little too much play. The TV pulls away from the mount a little when moved, making the mount feel flimsy. Unless I was extending or retracting the arms, though, the mount remained undeniably stable.
The Cheetah Mount can be purchased for under $40, so almost any flaws with it can be overlooked on that basis. Price-conscious consumers can save their money, because even an inexpensive wall mount is perfectly suited to the job.
The Cheetah Mount is an affordable wall mount with a surprisingly strong build.
The Cheetah Mount's highly adjustable positioning makes it a functional choice for most people, but articulating arms can be a pain to deal with if you don't need that range of motion. The Mounting Dream MD2380 (view on Amazon) is the answer to that problem. With a sturdier build that moves smoothly even with a heavy TV attached, the MD2380 feels much more secure. The arms still extend and allow for some tilt and swivel, but mobility is sacrificed in favor of stability. If you can't imagine needing to swivel your TV 130°, go with the much less flimsy MD2380.
An affordable, adjustable, and sturdy TV wall mount.
The Cheetah Mount is an affordable wall mount with a surprisingly strong build. The range of compatible TV sizes and highly adjustable positioning means the Cheetah Mount should work in almost any space.