June 05, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
Lodging Innovations is best known for the mounts and wire management products you see in hotels and other commercial settings. However, now they are hoping to bring some of that hospitality into your home.
The company just announced its first consumer product, the Cleat Mount. Designed for Sheetrock walls with wood or metal studs, the Cleat Mount boasts an easy installation process for HDTVs from 32 to 55 inches and up to 75 pounds.
Perfect for the DIYer, the UL-listed mount features an angled aluminum wall cleat and two TV cleats that bolt into the upper VESA mounting holes of the TV. Everything you need (including instructions) are included in the package. It even has leveling slots to make those adjustments simple.
Other features include a rubber wall spacer, easy HDMI access, and Cleat Lock with Velcro fasteners to keep the TV secured to the wall.
“Simplicity is becoming a lost concept in product development as many designers attempt to add more features, often at the expense of reliability,” said Anthony Lozano, principal at Lodging Innovations. “The Cleat Mount keeps the process of wall mounting a Flat Screen TV simple and affordable for DIY consumers who want a solution they can trust without having to stress over installation.”
Lodging Innovations is selling the Cleat Mount now, with an MSRP of $49.95. The company also has its sister Wiring Solution product available for $29.95.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.