When taking a meticulous look at this GearGrip LCD Shield Harness we were very impressed with its build quality. Protecting the LCD display is a multi-layer shield design. Coming in contact with the actual LCD panel surface is a layer of soft tricot fabric followed by foam laminate. Behind this layer of laminate is a stiff ABS honeycomb cork, to provide much of the protection for the display surface. Yet another layer of the foam laminate can be found after the ABS honeycomb core. The final layer for this superb protection is attributed to the rip stop fabric layer. This combination of the different materials should be very effective for protecting our precious LCD screens from any harm we may encounter when going to LAN parties. As for the sizes of the LCD harness, they're currently available in small, medium, and large with a variety of different color combinations. Blue/black, silver/black, black knit, red knit, and red/black are the available color combinations for the GearGrip LCD Shield Harness. The sample we have in front of us today is the silver and black combination while being of medium size, which supports 17" to 19" LCDs.
While the front side of the LCD harness is designed strictly to prevent damage to the LCD display on, the rear is a CableGrip Cable Manager and a small mesh compartment. The Cable Manager is obviously designed to support the data and power cables when transporting the LCD where as the mesh compartment is designed to store any small monitor accessories. At the top of the harness is a premium soft grip handle while on both ends are the attachments for the adjustable shoulder strap. This shoulder strap makes much more sense being placed on an LCD harness whereas an optional shoulder strap for the CRT harness didn't make much sense in our minds due to the average weight of a monitor.
To test out the GearGrip LCD Shield Harness we used one of our 17" LCD monitors. To begin the process of preparing the LCD for transportation using the LCD harness, we first removed the power cable from the rear of the LCD as it uses an external power adapter. User's with an internal power supply should have no troubles simply keeping the cable attached and using the CableGrip Cable Manager. After removing the power cable, we slid the front portion of the LCD Shield Harness over the front viewing area of the monitor.
With the front of the monitor covered, we proceeded to position the remaining top and bottom portions of the shield to the rear of the display. While doing so, we made sure the 1.5" webbing with snap hooks were fairly taut. For the LCD we were using and a majority of the other LCDs on the market, removing the LCD base isn't necessary at all. With the GearGrip LCD Shield Harness encasing the front and rear portions of the monitor, we proceeded to tighten up the snap hook webbing. The next, and final, process is to wrap any monitor cables around the CableGrip Cable Manager followed by placing any peripherals into the mesh compartment.