Will your desk work with the XOOT system?

Warnings

Extending a heavy screen (e.g. Cintiq Pro 32) far beyond the edge of an unstable desk can lead to,

foul language, tears and regret.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to pre-determine if your desk is stable enough for a XOOT system. 

 

Most desks work fine. 

 

For an example of an unstable desk, see below:

A XOOT system with a fully extended Cintiq Pro 32 makes this desk feel unstable.  It does not immediately topple, but it’s clear that it would not take much effort to cause the desk to flip over.

 

However, the same desk with the lighter Cintiq Pro 24 seems OK.

Scratching the Desk Surface

The Grip Feet can cause scratching in softer desktop materials.  The bottom of the grip feet is covered in a tough and slippery plastic.  This plastic is hard enough to cause damage to materials like leather or softer woods.

Desktop Size

There are no hard rules for right and wrong desktop sizes, but here are some potential issues to be aware of.

A desk depth of less and 23.5 in (600 mm) makes it possible for the Grip Feet to overhang the edge.

A desk width of less 24.5 in (625 mm) will cause the Grip Feet to overhang the sides.

To rotate a screen on the XOOT system it should overhang the desk edge.

If the desk is over 32 in (815 mm) deep, it gets difficult to position the screen for rotation.

 

* For deep desks, see the clamp section below. 

XOOT Clamp

The XOOT system must be clamped to the desk surface.

The XOOT system clamp can attach to desks up to 4.25 in (108 mm) thick.  The large thickness is to accommodate desks that have bar across the back edge.

The width of the clamp post is 2 in (50 mm).    This matches the diameter for a standard desk grommet.

Is your desk too deep?  Is your desk’s back side covered by a panel?

It’s possible to drill a 2 in (50 mm) hole through the desk to mount the clamp.   

 

If the XOOT system is later removed the hole may be covered with a desk grommet for a clean look.