Innovative iLift Flexible Arm for Apple Cinema Display and iMac G5

The Innovative iLift offers 360° rotation at 3 joints
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Enjoy the benefits of a monitor that floats above your desk and see how much space and productivity you can gain with the Innovative iLift - Flexible Arm for Apple Cinema Display and iMac G5.

The extra long reach of 27 inches collapses down to a compact 3, giving you valuable desk space when you need it. Pose in either landscape or portrait viewing modes, while built-in cable management wrangles cords for an uncluttered ergonomic workstation that aids in all of your tasking.

This unique Innovative monitor arm also comes with multiple mounting options for the ultimate in mounting flexibility.


  • 360° rotation at 3 joints
  • Design lets you easily rotate monitor from landscape to portrait viewing modes
  • Cable management conceals wires within arm for clean look
  • VESA 75mm/100mm compatible
  • Includes FLEXmount with 6 mounting options: desk clamp, through-desk, wall, reverse wall, grommet hole, and side bolt


Vertical Range 18" (+/- 9" from horizontal location)
Depth Range 27" of full depth extension, arm collapses to about 3"
Tilt Range 27" of full depth extension, arm collapses to about 3"
Weight Capacity Weight capacity model 7517-1000 accommodates 8-27 lbs; model 7517-1500 accommodates 13.5-44 lbs
Warranty 10 years

Monitor Weight Range

The Innovative iLift LCD Monitor Arm is available in two different models based on the weight range of your monitor. Consult the chart below to see which model will work best with your Apple monitor.

7517-1000 Accommodates monitors weighing 8 - 27 lbs
7517-1500 Accommodates monitors weighing 13.5 - 44 lbs

Note: Most Apple monitors require a proprietary VESA adapter. In 2012, Apple started selling a VESA-compatible iMac with no stand and an iMac with a permanently attached stand. iMacs purchased after this point must have been purchased with the built-in VESA mount and not the permanently attached stand.

27'' Thunderbolt Display 7517-1500
27'' LED Cinema Display 7517-1500
24'' LED Cinema Display 7517-1000
Intel iMac Core2 Duo 27'' 7517-1500
Intel iMac Core2 Duo 21.5'' 7517-1000
Intel iMac Core2 24'' 7517-1500
Intel iMac Core2 20'' 7517-1500
Intel iMac w/ iSight 20'' 7517-1500
Intel iMac w/ iSight 17'' 7517-1000
Mac G5 w/ iSight 20'' 7517-1500
Mac G5 w/ iSight 17'' 7517-1000
Cinema Display 30'' 7517-1000
Cinema Display 23'' 7517-1000
Cinema Display 20'' 7517-1000


The Innovative iLift comes in three different finishes: silver, flat white, and vista black. Please note that arms with Busby mounts are not available in flat white.



The Innovative iLift can be ordered with a standard FLEXmount or the Innovative Busby USB Hub Mount. Select the mount that best fits your mounting and accessory needs. Please note that the Busby mount is only available in black or silver finishes.

FLEXmount Includes mounting options for desk clamp, thru-desk, wall, reverse wall, grommet hole and side bolt mounts
Busby Includes mounting options for desk clamp, grommet hole and bolt-through mounts with an integrated four-port powered USB 2.0 hub

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  • 5
    Works great, looks great

    Posted by Moses on Feb 24th 2015

    I have had a total of 3 of these support arms including at work and at home for several years. They have been extremely consistent and reliable, and have not required any adjustment over time.

    Pros: stable, durable and great looking
    Cons: A little complicated for not so handy people to set up - but worth the trouble. And a bit on the expensive side.

    Response from Human Solution: Thanks for your feedback, Moses. If the setup is difficult, we're available Monday through Saturday on phones and live chat to answer questions and help you with that!

  • 5
    Works great

    Posted by Lpierce on Nov 9th 2014

    Mounted Thunderbolt Display using this on my uplift desk. Simple to install. Totally adjustable. Love the arm but especially love the uplift desk.

  • 5

    Posted by J Swanzy on Jan 27th 2011

    I have had one of these arms for more than 8 years. It worked perfectly until about a few months ago, and now it needs a new hydraulic piston. I prop it up with plans to replace the piston. For a mechanism of this type that is adjusted dozens of times per day, such durability is phenomenal! I am getting ready to purchase a new Mac, but will not get rid of the old one. I look forward to purchasing another of these arms for a 27" Cinema Display. Having researched LCD arms for nearly a month now, and after checking dozens of possibilities, I still cannot find one that matches up to the quality standards of this unit. The fact that the folks at Human Solution are selling it for $120 less than Innovative Office Products (the manufacturer) is just frosting on the cake.

  • 5
    Innovative iLift Review,

    Posted by Bill gunn on Sep 7th 2010

    Love this product, attached to the wall and made some valuable space to my work area.

    Great product! Would recommend this to my friends.

  • 5
    Innovative iLift Review

    Posted by Chuck Nabors on Jun 23rd 2010

    This is a great product. It has all the functionality and durability required. i'm very happy with my purchase.

  • 5

    Posted by Cornell on Apr 2nd 2010

    The iMac G5 monitor arm is nothing short of fantastic, as well as very stylish. It is super easy to install, providing that you actually follow the directions included, I also took the initiative of watching the various videos they have available on the site that helped the most. I installed my G5 without any problems at all thanks to the videos. I suggest that you do not attempt to balance the arm without the monitor installed (it will not work) , also turn the springs power down all the way at the base mount, then attach the monitor (it will drop to the desk) slowly increase the springs tension periodically checking the monitor to see if it will stay in a fixed position as well as move about rather easily. Get the tension to where you are comfortable and enjoy. Anyone saying that they had trouble installing the G5 most likely did not follow the directions correctly.

  • 3
    iLift Flexible Arm for iMac

    Posted by joyce Sousa on May 27th 2009

    This is a beautifully designed product and is great once installed. Works perfectly and smoothly. For those folks that aren't handy... Monitor arms do take some time to install. The directions are available on the buy page and you can see what's involved before you buy. Check out the install instructions.

Innovative Office Products warrants that its products will be free from defects in material and workmanship. Innovative will repair or replace, at its discretion, any defective product without charge (shipping charges excluded) for a period of 10 years after the original date of sale, unless the product damage resulted from buyer abuse, misuse or negligence. Exceptions to the 10 year warranty are:

  • Bild® motorized column: 1 year
  • Busby® USB monitor arm mount: 1 year
  • Winston Workstation®: 5 years

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  • You are responsible for obtaining a Return Merchandise Authorization, the cost of shipping, and potential restocking fees, if the item has been opened.
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