By Anika Hillery

With a name like this, it could all have gone very wrong very quickly. Happily, however, the new product from Dutch “placement and mounting” experts Vogel isn’t a sulky, dark, self-obsessed depression monkey but, refreshingly, a range of remote-controlled TV stands. That’s remote-controlled TV stands for plasma and LCD panels, of course, with the motorised EFWE 6455RC EMO ‘Glider’ being at the top of the range.

With EMO standing for ‘Electronic MOtion’, the remote brackets can offer three preset viewing positions, or else swing your panel up to 45 degrees in either direction, to provide the best viewing angle for your particular panel placement. Operated via a tiny remote control, the brackets then swing your TV back into the ‘home’ position when turned off.

Built for flat panels with screen sizes from 42 to 60 inches and weighing up to 70 kg, the EMO brackets also feature Vogel’s patented ‘Cable Inlay’ system to hide the ugly cable spaghetti from view.

Pricing starts at $749, with the EFWE 6455RC Glider, pictured below, costing $1,299.

Vogel EMO