7 Questions to Ask before Buying a TV Wall Mount

Your first time mounting a TV with a wall mount can be stressful and no fun at all. The reward of lifting your screen up for all to see however is well worth the effort for most. The best advice we can offer though – don’t purchase a TV wall mount or start mounting a TV without a plan first. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself before you get set up with a flat-screen TV mount.

mounting a tv wall mount
mounting a tv wall mount

Can your wall handle the weight?

As light in weight as some flat-screens come, they still carry weight which can put strain on a wall. Use a stud finder to verify you have studs on which your mount can hang. Do not use drywall anchors to hang your flat-screen on. If you don’t have any studs, choose another location.

 

Do you know where you’re going to put your home theater components?

If you have gaming consoles, smart TV boxes, DVRs, or other home theater devices, you’re going to need space near your television to put these as well as a way to get their connecting cables inside the ports on the flat-screen’s back. As a solution, many Canadians will install a floating shelving unit underneath the TV wall mount to place these things on.

 

How will you conceal your cables or will you at all?

For as sleek as a mounted TV can look, it can easily look ugly with tangled cables hanging down and stretching across the wall. To solve this look, some install their home theater cables inside the wall. Others will get a power outlet installed behind their flat-screen to plug in the cables and/or purchase something to hide or camouflage the appearance of cables.

 

Do you plan to mount your TV above a fireplace?

If the answer’s yes, we recommend a pull-down TV wall mount which can be used over the fireplace. Please note we do not recommend using the fireplace at the same time that the TV is in use.

 

Do you have all the tools you need to mount a TV?
You will need a stud finder, a drill, a drill bit the same size as the mount screws, and perhaps a screwdriver bit.

 

Are the ports you need on your flat-screen accessible?
Identify where your ports are at. If you purchase a wall mount, you’re going to want to ensure ports are still accessible. Thankfully, there are different style HDMI cables which can get around hard-to-reach ports.

 

What angle do you hope to put your TV on?

The last decision you need to make is what angle you want to view your TV on. Some may find they need an adjustable TV wall mount, depending on whose watching.

 

Shop all your favourite TV wall mounts, home theater cables, and flat-screen accessories at Canada’s own PrimeCables.

See the Perfect Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts for Him from PrimeCables

Valentine’s Day gifts from one of Canada’s most loved brands are on-sale today. Browse PrimeCables to find the perfect Valentine’s Day tech gifts for him. These are just a few.

 

Premium HDMI Cable with Nylon jacket

 

An easy, inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift for a man deep into his home theater system is a gold-plated Nylon jacket HDMI cable. Although it’s not very flashy, a home theater system which doesn’t have some good HDMI cables behind it is weak. If you’ve already got your big gift selected, throwing one or two smaller gifts on top can help support the occasion.

 

Tilting TV wall mount for flat-panel TVs

 

If you’ve discussed switching things around in your living room or possibly buying a TV wall mount, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect time to surprise him. Choose from a basic tilting and curved model to more advanced types meant to accommodate larger flat-screens – like a full-motion articulating arm model or a full-motion above fireplace pull-down model.

 

Dual LCD monitor desk mount

 

If you’re buying for a gamer or someone who works in the arts with multiple monitors, a dual monitor desk mount can be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Celebrate the holiday of love by giving them something they can use day-in and day-out. Using a monitor desk mount, it’ll help them clear off space from their desk and give them the chance to instantly upgrade their workstation or gaming station.

 

5-pack magnetic mount family pack

 

While we’re discussing mounts, an underrated Valentine’s Day is our pack of five magnetic mounts. Use them in the car, at home, or in the office. Mount smartphones and tablets, photos, and/or other similarly sized items. These magnetic mounts feature 250g of weight-bearing strength, a powerful neodymium magnet, and an adhesive base that allows it to be stuck almost anywhere.

 

Height adjustable sit standing desk

 

The last Valentine’s Day gifts for him to make it on our list is a gas spring assisted sit-standing desk. Although this isn’t a ‘tech gift’ per se, the way in which it can completely re-design a person’s workstation, it might give them new ideas for how to use their existing tech accessories. Through PrimeCables, you’ll find several height adjustable desks on-sale including some models under $100.

 

Valentine’s Day-themed products are predictable, usually expensive, and their impact is really only felt on February 14. Instead of shopping overpriced items at the mall, shop online with PrimeCables, grab your favourite Valentine’s Day gifts for him, and go beyond the limits of romance. Give him something he’ll actually appreciate and use! Shop PrimeCables today.

4 Unusual Valentine’s Day they’ll Never Expect and that’ll Change the Way They live

Although there are plenty of boring Valentine’s Day gift ideas out there and plenty of couples who love all that mushy business, that’s not what we’re talking about here. For us, the more unexpected and useful the gift, the better. If you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for him or her this February, nothing says ‘I Love You’ like something from PrimeCables.

 

32” 720p LED TV for the bedroom – $149.99

 

If you’re living in a small condo, apartment, or have a small room you share, maybe you enjoy watching TV, movies, Netflix, and more on a laptop. Using a laptop though, it’s not always easy positioning and it’s not really meant to be used for that sort of watch-in-bed experience. Perhaps you’re ready to buy a 32” LED 720p HD flat-screen for your bedroom. Very suitable for small to medium sized rooms, if you pair it with a TV wall mount, you’ll have quite the upgrade on your hands!

 

Wireless sports Bluetooth earbuds – $9.99

 

If you’re looking to shop something a little less expensive and your partner’s one who has an interest in fitness, buying wireless sports Bluetooth earbuds can be a great way to show appreciation. Finagling with wired earbuds while you’re on the run or lifting weights, or getting it caught in something, or having your smartphone fall out of where it’s being held – this is not fun. Through wireless Bluetooth earbuds, you give them the freedom to put the phone down and focus on their workout.

 

Indoor HDTV antenna – $4.99

 

If the person you’re buying for is really invested in living off-the-grid, minimizing expenses, and/or doesn’t have cable, an indoor high-definition TV antenna can be a great Valentine’s Day gift. Receive up to 20 or more over-the-air free TV channels including local news! Although PrimeCables’ thin indoor HDTV antenna is a more basic, affordable model, you may choose another such as the Digiwave super flat antenna for $14.99 or an outdoor HDTV antenna with extended 65-mile range for $22.99.

 

Smart WiFi power outlet LivingWise – $14.99

 

The future of interior home design is in the integration of technology into modern, contemporary décor and practicality. If your partner’s not big into the ideas of CCTV-inspired security cameras and some of the more advanced products, a smart WiFi power outlet is an easy way to get involved in the smart home revolution.

 

Valentine’s Day is coming just around the corner. If you’re in a relationship and there’s a gift expectation, check out PrimeCables today and begin checking things off your list of what to buy!

What are the Characteristics of a Great Anti-Fatigue Standing Mat – read here!

An anti-fatigue standing mat in Canada should come with a handful of key characteristics, ideal for pairing with a standing desk or a height adjustable sit-standing desk.

 

Browse some of the best anti-fatigue floor mats in Canada from PrimeCables. Combine your mat with a sit-standing desk and you have a winning combination moving forward. Standing desks break up the monotony of prolonged sitting. They keep your body engaged and help you maintain a healthy posture.

 

Throughout this fixation on sit-standing desks, most buyers will pick up a standing desk without purchasing an anti-fatigue standing mat along with it. Nevertheless, you’ll be far more comfortable standing for extended periods on a mat than you will on the cold, hard ground.

 

The first characteristic of an excellent anti-fatigue standing mat is shock absorption. Standing or walking in place, you want to know you’re not going to get fatigued or injured in a similar way to what happens with prolonged sitting. After all, if you’re going to stand and get injured to avoid sitting and getting injured, there’s no point. Thus, shock absorption is a necessity.

 

The second characteristic is a non-slip bottom to keep it from moving underneath you while one stands, leans, or walks. Non-slip is important because standing for extended periods, we get tired. If your mat slips out from underneath you, that’s bound to lead to an embarrassment – if not, a serious injury. For these reasons, having non-slip material underneath the mat to prevent movement is incredibly important.

 

A third characteristic which is important are beveled edges which are designed to reduce tripping. Walking on and off your mat, you don’t want to have a tumble. Anti-fatigue mats are sometimes purchased for warehouse environments where there are more hazards. In these settings, beveled edges are even more important.

 

Some other characteristics that may be valued on an anti-fatigue mat includes whether it’s commercial grade thickness which would indicate how well-made it is, how durable the material used is, and the size.

 

Anti-fatigue standing mats are used in kitchens, garages, offices, and retail. They work well at relieving the pressure that gets put on the heels, lower back, legs, and shoulders. As strain accumulates in these areas while standing, this can lead to some major issues. An anti-fatigue standing mat with a contoured beveled design, no-curl edges, tear-resistant, made from non-toxic materials, and that are easy to clean can be purchased from PrimeCables on-sale today. Upgrade your productivity and protect your body. Buy an anti-fatigue standing mat for your home, office, or warehouse today.

6 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Trend-Driven Tech Enthusiast in your Family

Buying for a holiday tech lover in your family for the holidays can be really, really tough. You don’t want to get them something they already have or purchase something that’s not compatible with the devices they use.

 

Thankfully, you don’t need to worry about lack of compatibility. PrimeCables has several holiday gift ideas you may want to consider for your family, particularly in the tech categories of cables, adapters, home theater, smart home accessories, and more.

 

3-in-1 full motion elegant slim TV wall mount – $29.99

For less than $30, receive a full-motion wall mount for TVs between 26” and 55” wrapped in a package with a six-foot HDMI cable and set of banana ties. Rounding up some of the biggest holiday deals you want to shop this season, Canadians are loving our mix of TV wall mounts.

PrimeCables full motion tv wall mount
PrimeCables full motion tv wall mount

Ergonomic gas spring desk mounts for LCD monitors – $39.99

Another great gift for Christmas, this gas spring desk mount is perfect for gamers and/or anyone with a home office. If they want to clear off some space on their desks, this lifts up the monitor to a comfortable height, adjustable according to where they sit.

 

Ethernet cable – various prices

Although Canadians love wireless Bluetooth connections, for tech enthusiasts and any professional who requires a fast, fast Internet speed, a wired connection is still best. Browse a wide array of network Ethernet cable to maximize a home’s potential for maximum speed Internet!

 

USB Type-C cables – various prices

All of us love USB Type-C cables. We use them every day to sync and charge our devices. Unfortunately, in most cases, they inevitably end up broken or lost. It never hurts to have an extra one. Consider it an inexpensive stocking stuffer. If you’re in the gift-giving mood, there’s plenty of other possible USB-friendly devices to pair with a new USB-C cable.

PrimeCables USB type c cable
PrimeCables USB type c cable

Outdoor high-gain HDTV antenna 65-mile range – $22.99

 

Cut the cord with a new massive outdoor high-definition TV antenna capturing VHF/UHF signal. Cutting the cord can be frustrating for some. If you’re buying for someone interested in going off the grid or giving the cord-cutting experience a try, this might be something to buy for them.

 

Wireless Bluetooth earbuds – $49.99

 

The last item to make our list are the impressive wireless Bluetooth earbuds for just under $50. Compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device, if they’re big into podcasts, music, or just plain listening to their earbuds, this is a great gift for anyone in your family or friends circle.

 

Browse more holiday gift ideas all December long at PrimeCables and enjoy ‘free shipping’ on any order above $49!

The Best Tech Gifts from our Official Holiday Gift Guide 2018 on-sale for Boxing Day

The holiday season has arrived. As one of Canada’s fastest growing eCommerce companies, it’s one of our favourite times of year!

Boxing day tech deal 2018
Boxing day tech deal 2018

You can always count on PrimeCables for high quality recommendations across affordable, high-tech products appropriate for almost any budget.

 

For all the tech lovers on your list, these are the best tech gifts available on-sale this Boxing Day, plucked specially from our official holiday gift guide. Please feel encouraged to browse the product reviews to see how these products measure up in application!

 

Apple-certified 1-metre MFi lightning cable for under $6

 

High quality USB sync and charge cables are what PrimeCables does better than almost anyone. See massive price discounts bringing these tech-friendly cables down to under $6. Used by everyone from professionals to everyday consumers, these make for a great stocking stuffer. Your Apple certified USB cable is also something you can throw together with a bigger purchase!

 

Single monitor desk mount for under $15

Elevate your gaming station with a beautifully designed single monitor desk mount. Adjust it according to height and ergonomically optimize your station. For any LCD screen up to 27” in size, this is sure to satisfy any tech lover’s appetite. This holiday season, there’s a lot more visually impressive technologies to buy but none as practical and as valuable as this. Consider it!

 

10-watt wireless charger for under $30

iPhones, Samsung Galaxys, and any Qi-certified fast-charging phone can be paired with one of our most popular tech gifts for Christmas 2018, this 10-watt wireless smartphone charger. As long as the smartphone model you use is capable of wireless charging, you shouldn’t have any difficulty setting this up. Be sure to check with the phone if you have any doubts, prior to buying, of course.

 

43” 1080p TV for under $300

The official PrimeCables 43” TV LED 1080p is on big discount, available up until the day after Boxing Day for under $300. Sometimes it can be tough to search out the perfect TV deal for the holiday season. Don’t let this one pass you by! If you’re buying it for another person, you can rely on PrimeCables for a high quality product safely shipped to you and ready to be gifted.

 

Shop PrimeCables for all of your favourite tech gifts. For all the technology lovers on your Christmas list, there’s something for everyone in the PrimeCables catalogue. Browse hundreds of items – some you may even be able to combine as accessories to what you already have. Choose from cool electronic devices to smaller gadgets, and to massive TVs! Visit PrimeCables for the ultimate tech Boxing Day sale this year!

See the Ultimate Geek Gift Guide for Holiday Shopping in 2018 from PrimeCables

Browse all the top tech gifts for the Christmas holiday season on discounts up to 70 percent off available exclusively from PrimeCables.

 

The rise of geeky pop culture has made it ok for our inner geeks to reveal themselves! For friends and family members in your life who fit under this umbrella, you can use this holiday gift guide to find them the perfect gift. See everything from futuristic tech and quirky, unique presents. Regardless, the bounty to select from is immense. For the pickiest of gift recipients, choose from hundreds in the PrimeCables catalogue and enjoy ‘free shipping’ on any order above $49.

primecables tech deals
PrimeCables tech deals

Apple-certified USB cables

Who doesn’t have multiple devices in need of USB connection to sync or charge – very few! A great way to pack in some geek-friendly stocking stuffers, USB cables can be purchased from PrimeCables starting at $5.99. Let’s say you already know you’re buying for someone with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile digital devices, a USB cable for Christmas works!

USB type c cables from PrimeCables.ca

Monitor desk mounts

If they have multiple computer monitors or are requesting a single monitor mount, mounting a screen is a great presentation option for gamers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, and more. For anyone regularly snuggled into their chair in front of a computer pursuing their favourite art or hobby, a heavy-duty, affordably priced monitor mount is a great holiday geek gift.

PrimeCables monitor arm deal
PrimeCables monitor arm deal

Sit standing height adjustable desk

Completely re-design their geek workstations with a height adjustable sit-standing desk. 2017 saw record purchases for sit standing desks predominantly from parents. The great thing about a sit-standing desk is that every option from PrimeCables already includes fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada. Convenient to anyone who doesn’t already have a desk, this is perfect.

 

Wireless Bluetooth earbuds

Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, see this wireless Bluetooth earbuds deal for $49 with a charging case, microphone, and ‘free shipping’ coupon included. Listen to music, podcasts, and more. Bring them with you wherever you go while you’re on the move, in commute, or at the gym. For the geek who lifts, this is a great gift for the holiday shopping 2018 season.

 

See all your favourite geek gifts this Christmas with PrimeCables, one of Canada’s top discount eCommerce sites. We’ve got plenty of budget-friendly gift ideas for families, parents, students, and more. Big or small, expensive or not so much, there’s endless possibilities to choose from. Shop PrimeCables and enjoy ‘free returns’ on any tech items purchased throu