The patented hd EZ lock, recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association 2009 Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase award, prevents your HDMI Cable from becoming loose or disconnected from its Input. The easy to use, low profile design works with most HDMI Cables and most HDMI Components on the market.HDMI connectors have no locking mechanism to secure the HDMI Cable, but instead use a friction connection to hold the HDMI Cable in its input. HDMI Cables are known to come loose from their input relatively easily. This problem can become worse over time, after plugging and unplugging your cable several times.Repeated plugging and unplugging of your HDMI Cable can cause damage to your HDMI Input or your cable. Placing excessive stress on the HDMI Input can also cause damage to your HDMI Input or your cable.hd EZ lock prevents all of these issues by attaching to your component’s chassis using either the existing fixing screw on the chassis (usually located above your HDMI Input), or with the supplied VHB adhesive. Once attached, your HDMI Cable is held securely in place to prevent your it from coming loose or unplugged completely. hd EZ lock also significantly reduces or eliminates stress on your HDMI Input by supporting your cable with your Component’s chassis, rather than with your HDMI Input. This can significantly reduce the chance of damaging your HDMI Input or your cable.
- Locks your HDMI Cable in place to prevent it from coming loose or unplugged.
- Supports your HDMI Cable by using your component’s chassis instead of relying on your HDMI Input for support, significantly reducing or eliminating potentially damaging stress on your HDMI Input.
- Low profile, easy to use two piece design works with most HDMI Cables up to 7/16″ high and 7/8″ wide (measured at the HDMI Cable head), and with most HDMI Components on the market.
- Innovative Floating Design centers around your HDMI cable to hold your HDMI Cable in its natural position.
- Accommodates various fixing screw distances up to from 3/8″ to 1/2″ from center of HDMI Input to center of fixing screw or mounts to chassis using supplied VHB adhesive.
- Ultrasonic Threaded Insert allows for variable adjustment and repeated use. Use your hd EZ lock over and over again, as you change your system or your HDMI Cables.
- Comes complete with all hardware necessary to install.
- Limited Lifetime Warranty.
- Made in the USA.
- US Patent Number 7,914,338.
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Limited Lifetime Warranty
What’s in the Box:
(2) Mounting Adaptor
(2) Main Body
(2) M3x.5 Standoff Adapter
(2) 6/32 x 1/4″ Set Screw
(2) M3x.5 6mm Socket Cap Screw
(1) 1/16 inch Hex Key
(1) 2mm Hex Key
(4) 3M 4932 VHB Adhesive Strip
(2) IPO Alcohol Cleaning Pads
karim.benmachiche (verified owner) –
Great little piece of gear and excellent service! Thanks for everything!
Needs improvement – I wanted to use this with my newest 4k certified cable for a 25 ft run. The cable (and cable end) is thicker than normal to handle the extra bandwidth. The EZ HDMI Lock was just a tad too narrow, wouldn’t allow the cable through after attaching part to screw.
Hey there, I’m sorry to hear hd EZ lock didn’t work out for you. A couple things you might try…there are small ridges inside the mount and under the mounting adapter. Sometimes shaving those with a blade is enough to make a difference in fitting. Also, if your cable has a logo badge that’s mounted to the surface, removing that can help.
We designed hd EZ lock to fit any cable built to HDMI spec, but there are many cables that are larger than that so we apologize for the inconvenience. As a last resort, we do offer a full 30 day money back guarantee. Contact us at [email protected] if you’d like to get in touch. Thank you for your honest review.
Bob H –
EZ lock Universal HDMI Lock – Was having problems with TV suddenly blacking out. Would have to restart PVR, Receiver and TV. Often would have to pull and reinsert HDMI cables. Saw on web that poor HDMI concentrations may be cause. Installed the new HDMI locks and has gone a year without problems.
Keith Hill –
Excellent product – once. Purchased a set of these to ensure a good connection from my amp to my Epson TW-3200 projector which has a slightly loose connector and it often prone to getting bumped by the kids etc. Used installation method #2 (screw below) the hdmi port. Installation was a bit tricky as the supplied screws weren’t the right size and the existing screws were too short. Contacted Tony who was very helpful but whilst he was looking into it I found the correct screw (it was a 3 x 25mm 3/16 x 1″ machine screw for anyone with the same issue). As they only had the 25mm length I had to use a hacksaw to shorten to about 12mm but now it’s all fitted and is rock solid.
All in all an excellent product – just be prepared to get creative if you can’t find the correct screw.
Nathan Cunningham –
Great Idea For A Much Needed Product – First off I have 2 pairs of these locks and by far installation method #1 by screw is the best method that’s about impossible to move. My second pair was done via installation method #3 by adhesive tape: I ended up having to use my own 2 sided tape to get these ez locks to stick onto my Smart tv and Xbox One since no screws were provided in these devices but once I got them on they sick enough that they hold up the hdmi plugs with no problems and it’s far better than having all that pressure on your ports. Installation by screw is a 5 out of 5, installation by adhesive tape gets a 4 out of 5 still great product either way
N Cunningham –
Must Have Accessory – These things are great hands down. I bought my first pair a couple weeks ago now I want them for every HDMI device I got. Blue Echo was kind enough to hook me up with a 30% discount code after my 1st purchase so I came back and bought my second pair of these since I needed 2 more for my Xbox one & Google tv. My first pair were installed by screw and work great this new pair I’m going to install by their adhesive strip method and I hope their as good as installing them by screw. Thanks again BE these things are awesome and your s&h is great. N Cunningham
N Cunningham –
A Must Have A/V Accessory – First off this review is only for installation method #1 which is for equipment that has a screw above the hdmi port. This is a must have for anyone who wants to get the very best audio & video out off their equipment and for anyone who wants to protect their investment. This ez locks after installed properly will hold the hdmi cable perfectly horizontal and tight so much that I tested it by holding my bluray player up by the hdmi cable with this lock on and it still didn’t come out. Well made product that cones with everything needed to install it multiply times. I just wish these were a little cheaper and I would’ve picked up 2 or 3 pairs of these locks, but I know next pay day I’ll be picking up atleast one more pair of these for my XB1 & Google tv.
Fantastic product – My amp has a very loose hdmi fitting. Installed the lock effortlessly and problem solved! Can’t praise highly enough!
Simple, effective solution – HDMI cables are notorious for coming loose, even at the slightest touch. The EZ Lock was the perfect solution for a recurring problem.
Doug O. –
Great Product – Your Universal HDMI lock works great. We install A/V equiptment in tour buses. As you know there is some vibration with moving vehicles and HDMI cables can and will come loose. Your product keeps our HDMI cables connected firmly to the components, which keeps our clients happy. Thanks so much for a great product!
Jean S. –
hd EZ lock Universal HDMI Lock – Very happy with the product. It works like it suppose to.
HD EZ LOCK – great product, really fast delivery, great price. I was pleasantly surprised each “Unit” was 2 locks– one for each end of the cable– made sense! and was a better deal than I expected.
Whats easy? – I bought three sets and the they did not easily fit the HDMI cables I had, nor was I able to connect them to the receiver because of nearby screws. Ended up not using the locks.
Perfect – These are easy to fit, and even if your HDMI ports are close together you can use the provided adapter to offset them. They hold the HDMI cable very securely, I haven’t had any connection problems at all since installing them. I should have bought more as the postage costs from the US are high. Still my Subwoofer no longer blows out the HDMI leads which was driving me nuts. Thanks to the inventor for designing a solution to a problem that should never existed. As they say “necessity is the mother of all invention”.
Brad Taylor –
Great product – I used these on my Denon 4311 and they work exactly as advertised. Great instruction and a quality product.
Works as advertised – Works like a charm and prevents my hdmi cables from dislodging.
What A Difference! Simple solution to an expensive problem – paid much for my cables but was growing frustrated at seeing the cables droop and sometimes fall off when cleaning. EZ lock does work!
PSB Synchrony Ones, NAD HD985, PSB Transport, APC BB, Oppo 95 NuForce, Boulder 2 channel, all Wireworld cables, Mac Mini, Panasonic 65″ V10,Wavelength Cosecant D/A
GREAT PRODUCT !!!BUT BE AWARE!! It does exactly what it says it does, BUT it does it so well if you move the receiver to much the HDMI cable wedges the receiver were it is screwed on and by default it makes a big spark and frys you video card on the receiver and that video card costs half of what the receiver costs, and with labor it probably is a new receiver …. that said they are great, easy to install and lock tight when properly installed, !!BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN MOVING YOUR RECEIVER AFTER INSTALLING THIS PRODUCT!!! personally after frying my receiver video card… its less expensive to loose an HDMI cable than a receiver.
Really works well – I had a problem with my Pioneer Elite 60in Plasma, and a very loose fitting HDMI interface. HD EZ lock eliminated all the wiggle and intermittent signal loss. It works very well.
Smart EZ HDMI Lock – An important part of AV with a bad connection design, fixed by EZ Universal HDMI lock.
HDMI Lock Works as Advertised -I was pleased with the HDMI lock. Its a simple concept but evidently much thought has gone into the design. So until the HDMI plug is redesigned with some type of lock to keep the plug from coming out this is a good substitute.
Mike P. –
Worked as advertised – Worked as advertised, no problems.
Great product – I have been using the hd EZ lock for a while now. Installation is extremely simple. I should say I am extremely happy with the results and I have had a significant reduction in HDMI drops.
Dave F. –
Works great – Easy to install. Holds the cable very securely. A great way to make sure your cables stay put!
The HDMI out of my Denon AVR3806 had loosened from having a large HDMI-DVI adapter mated to a thick DVI cable tugging on it for years. I replaced the DVI cable w/ an HDMI, but it wouldn’t stay in. This product secured the new cable and it hasn’t fallen out since. I think it would be impossible to inadvertantly detach, in fact.
hd EZ lock Universal HDMI Lock – Enables me to bend cables to fit a large receiver into my AV furniture, without connectivity problems.
Bud Brown –
Enginuity at its best.
EZ Lock work great – Great product, worked as specified. Had concerns about space between receiver inputs but locks worked fine even on inputs next to each other. Only problem was Blu Ray player did not have a screw to secure lock to so was unable to use it player.
HD EZ lock – Great product.
EZLOCK – One broke, the other I had to modify the cable was to big to fit in bracket. Not very happy. Great Idea but does not work very well. I will buy cables with the tab on them. Dennis
simple, but far from stupid.
HDMI Cable Lock – Great product. I am using 4 of them and think they work great.
Hdmi Locking Cable Adapter – Received my Hdmi Locking Cable Adapter today. It took about 5 minutes to install. The instructions were clear and concise.
I have a Yamaha Receiver and the output Hdmi cable did not want to make a good connection. It was in a limited space and the cable would tend to work loose. In fact it was so bad I thought I would take the receiver to a shop (as it was under warranty). I came upon this site of Blueecho and saw this neat adapter. After hooking it up the connection is completely secure and not more working loose. Great Item and shipping was very fast.
It worked! – It was relatively easy to connect and it did the trick…no more lost HDMI connection.
a little pricey, but it works great! For what it is, it seems a little pricey, but it works great and the cost is worthwhile when you consider the cost of running a new HDMI cable.
I had a 50′ run that went to a projector that was on a moving shelf. The movement caused the HDMI cable head to loosen and eventually fail. I replaced it with AirSync HD wireless HDMI system and added the HD EZ lock to ensure a secure fit to the projector.
Had I used an HD EZ lock from the start, I could have kept the 50′ cable.
Ray T –
Solved my problem – I got tired of fiddling with the HDMI cable on my receiver. It was stiff and a long run behind a wall. The lock worked as advertised. My one call for help, altho simple, was handled personally and friendly.
Great product! Easy to install and really tight fitting!!
hd EZ lock universal HDMI cable adapter – It can really lock the HDMI cable tightly whatever I move the disc player together with the HDMI cable.The instruction is clearly and show the different methods to lock up the cable. Personally, I hope that the price of the HD EZ lock can decrease a little bit. Thank you for your kind concerning with my trivial opinion!
Tom H –
Clear instructions – Works perfectly. The product arrived promptly. Clear installation instructions and parts for all possible configurations were included. Installation was easy, even for the less mechanically-inclined. My HDMI cable hasn’t come loose once. (The connector on my Dish Network 722 had been slipping loose daily.)
Robert L. –
HD EZ – The very good lock EZ, thank again, I am the Canadian french, very difficul in speak anglais.
Designed to Solve a Problem–And Does! Being an obsessive tinkerer, I have a nasty habit of moving my AV equipment around from time to time. Once this resulted in an HDMI cable loosening slightly which, of course, required about four anxious hours to figure out. So, I bought the EX lock based on a review. They installed easily on my Onkyo receiver, have a professional look, and end loose-HDMI issues forever. Bravo!
Oliver, Germany –
hd EZ lock – Very fast shipping to Germany! The hd EZ lock seems to be an unimpressive thing…….but it’s a GREAT little helper – easy to install and just does what it’s intended for!!! Now my HDMI cables connected really bombproof. I used it for my Onkyo TX-NR 807, Oppo BDP-83 (bought from CRT Projectors UK) and Sony KDL52Z5500. Highly recommended little thing!
Kevin H –
Great product – Clear instructions provided and very easy to install. The HDMI cable used to be hanging precariously out of the back of my Pio Bluray player, but now its perfectly secure. Quick delivery too. Happy customer.
HDMI locking adapter – Great porduct until self locking HDMI comes out. What were they thinking?
Jim M. –
Almost a must have product – Great product. On my hdmi inputs just putting the holding bracket on made the hdmi connection so much more secure I probably did not need to put the cable head holder/set screw piece on.
Easy to install. I used original equipment screws for most of my equipment. Worked fine and did not want to worry about service/warranty issues if I didn’t have the oem screws in the unit.
Only issue is my ps3 slim. Plastic housing makes it so even using double sided industrial tape would not work. The hdmi input sits in a little valley and there is not enough room for the adapter. My ps3 slim hdmi input is solid and it is not one of the problematic ports. So not a big deal.
For my TV, Denon 3808, Pioneer DVD player, all works perfectly. While I did not intend to do so to test anything I did end up grabbing the hdmi cable which then moved the Pioneer DVD player. And as their video shows, I picked up the DVD player and the cable stayed secure.
My primary concern for which I purchased this product is how falling out hdmi cables put stress on hdmi inputs. Stress that exceeds the design capacity of these ports. I do not want damage done to my components. This product fixes that concern perfectly.
My big screen TV requires all cables to be attached and then put the display in its place in my entertainment center. I am forever having to put cable back and try to put it in place carefully. Not so now!
Great product. Designed well. Probably don’t need the shortest allen head set screws however.
Does the job – These really work, however I have to say that I had a really hard time getting hold off these in the UK and I can’t get over that there is no distribution.
The product has stopped the HDMI cable falling out of the back of the computer, which was causing several support calls.
When I told facilities they said-can you not just get a cable that doesn’t fall out? Three weeks later I sorted it thanks to EZ lock.
HD EZ Lock HDMI adapters – These work great and are easy to install!!
Scott Haslip –
Does what it does well – Worked well, instructions could have been printed bigger, and with bigger pics and thus been much easier to follow. Do we really need to to save a penny or two there? Otherwise, great product.
Ron Kator –
Didn’t fit – I bought two sets of these and they were much too bulky to fit in the area in back of the tv that I needed them to fit it.
Paki Reid-Brossard –
It works as advertised. Due to the small parts involved, putting the hd EZ lock in place can be a bit challenging to assemble, but it does what it is designed to do and generally seems to be well-constructed.
Craig J –
GREAT Product – I don’t know what the folks that invented the HDMI cable standards were thinking by creating a connection that is by default so unstable and loose. They could have easily came up with a better connection standard.
But this hassle is COMPLETELY eliminated by BlueEcho with their hd EZ lock system.
I did some research and there’s nothing else close out there. They’ve even lowered their prices recently, so a great deal is now even better (still, I would have paid almost twice what I did for the peace of mind these nifty little connectors provide).
I had to read the instructions more than once to “get” exactly how they connect, as they offer multiple options depending on your type of equipment. Just take your time when installing them.
Do yourself a favor and stop reading reviews and just order the sets you need. I assure you that you’ll be glad you did!
Outstanding! I bought three sets of these for my Pioneer Kuro, Oppo, and my HD cable box. Too many times the cable has come loose from my Kuro (which hangs down). I had even tried velcro cable ties to try to take the tension off without much success.
And if any of you have an 8300HDC cable box, you know unplugging the power is sometimes a weekly occurrence just to reset the box. Not easy to do when installed in a cabinet without knocking the HDMI loose also.
hd EZ lock is great. The installation was fairly easy. Had I have taken everything out of my cabinet, it would have been a piece of cake, but I didn’t want to drag all of that out.
All of my components had the screw above the HDMI socket, so method one in the very detailed instructions is what I used for everything.
One thing I recommend during install is if you are working in tight places, like I was with everything still in the cabinet, lightly screw in the set screw into the main body before sliding the cable through and plugging the cable in. If you don’t, and you are in a cramped space, getting that set screw in after can be a real pain.
The product is excellent – no more tension on the cables or sockets and no more cables jarring loose. If I get more components, I will definitely be ordering more of these.
Mark Donegan –
EZ lock fastners – The EZ lock fastners did a very good job of making secure connnections of four hdmi cables to back our our flat screen tv. Before using the EZ lock the connections were loose.
Alan Brimm UK –
Problem solver – The Van de Hul HDMI cables that I use to connect my Denon equipment perform very well. The only problem was they have no ability to stay connected once plugged in. Denon Bluray Players have a tendency to mount there HDMI connectors upside down which make a loose connection even worse. The hd EZ lock has completely solved this problem, simple, clever and cheap. Thank you EZ lock.
Good Product – Solved Problem. This is a good product which does what it is advertised to do. Instructions are ok (slightly small and hard to read), and the product installed ok. The screws supplied did not fit the hole in my Receiver, but the one already there worked ok. End result: HDMI cables held firmly in place and signal is good and steady. Attention to customer (even for a low priced product like this one) is unusual and very much appreciated.
A Sony Devices User –
EZ locks and extra heavy cables – I could not get my HDMI cables to maintain good connections with my Sony receiver, whcih I think has mediocre HDMI slots. I am using heavy, in wall rated cables – which are over kill but what Monoprice had in stock. With the EZ locks in place the signals instantly stayed intact – at first. Lately, they have dropped out intermittently – but again, only with the receiver. I suspect that the sheathing on the cables is stiff enough and heavy enough to deform the EZ locks slightly so that they can not hold a firm connection – but only with the Sony receiver.
Chris Murphy –
HD EZ Locks – I have started using these in my client installations after incorporating them into my personal systems. If you are going to use any heavier gauge HDMI cable (even Best Buys!), you are highly advised to utilize these for all you HDMI connections. However technically wonderful HDMI is, the format is very flawed mechanically, offering a poor methodology of linking cable to device. I might even consider running HDMI in-wall after utilizing the EZ Locks!
Danny Thresh –
hd EZ lock Rocks! Needed an Hdmi lock for a heavy, long projector cable run and EZ lock works just as described. Fantastic, solid and easy to use. Ordered more to use side by side on a receiver for all my inputs and outputs and all other components for a reliable safe and secure worry free connection.
Alison T –
HDMI EZ lock – Really innovative product that helps with heavy hdmi cables pulling (or in my case actually damaging) the HDMI connectors on the receiver. I’d say 5 stars but I’d like to see an even stronger version: these ones still flex a bit more than I’d like under moderate lateral pressure. that said, they’re working very well and the heavy cables are pretty firmly attached.
Hd EZ Lock – HD EZ lock is everything it claims to do. Keep your HDMI in place so it doesn’t fall or damage the port. Personally I believe that the HDMI cords are built with a major flaw. I have destroyed one of the port in my plasma because of this. Protect your hardware.
Good Dealer – Great services. Fast service and reliable. Expect for next deal.
Excellent Product – the hd EZ lock was dispatched the same day I made the order, instructions were clear, installation was simple and the product did exactly what I wanted it to.
Works as advertised! I used this with a heavy-duty CL2-rated inwall HMDI cable that is very heavy. It caused much sagging on my old receiver. Used the hd EZ lock on the back of my Denon AVP-A1HDCI. Installation was straight-forward, and the EZ lock supports the cable much better than nothing at all. You actually get two in the package, so you could put one on each end of the cable. Fair price, works as advertised.
Great Idea – It was a bit of a hassle to install because my Sony TV with two HDMI inputs have the inputs recessed and it was difficult to tighten the set screw as it was a tight fit but I finally got them tightened and the connectors are now rock solid.
Randy N –
Perfection Does Exist! After hooking up my new blu-ray player I noticed that my tv was blinking every now and then. Or sometimes got a message that the signal it received was not compatible so the tv did not know how to process the signal. At first I thought my cable was broken or something, but I quickly found out that hdmi cables can come loose because of the weight or it’s vertical position. After searching a bit more I came across this product. While reading the reviews it came clear to me that this is the product I was searching for. This morning I installed the EZ Locks and my oh my I was jumping up and down of joy because now my cables are locked! Turned on the blu-ray/tv and saw no more blinking pictures or signal errors messages 🙂 Blue Echo you have a product that is perfect, really!
Great Product – Works as advertised. Used on a Sony BluRay multi-changer. My long, heavy hdmi cable kept loosening up. This solved the problem. Installation was about a 5 minute job and I am not particularly handy.
Works like advertised –
– Installed very easy.
– Came with lots of instructions.
– No more black screens.
– Very happy.
m johnson –
as promised – just don’t loose the allen wrench when it is time to remove the locks
These things rock! OK, so I was a bit sceptical about using the hd EZ lock. I’ve tried so-called “locking HDMI cables” before, and quite frankly, they didn’t do much, nor did they lock very well.
As a home theater installer, I put in a LOT of HDMI cables. Most work great, most of the time. But sometimes, there are circumstances that conspire to create an unfriendly environment for the HDMI cables. For instance:
– Certain receivers have their HDMI ports oriented vertically (yes, you, Yamaha), making the cables very susceptible to falling out, or at least coming loose
– Environments where there is a lot of moving of a component (for example, a flay screen on an articulating mount)
– Very tight quarters, where there is a lot of strain on the HDMI cable
– Situations where an HDMI cable is very long (and therefore very heavy), thus putting more strain on it
For all of these environments, the hd EZ lock works great!
Using these locks has now saved me numerous customer calls. I now ALWAYS use them whenever I put in a projector, and whenever things may move around a bit after installation.
Thanks, Blue Echo, for a simple, yet well-engineered solution!
Works Great – Easy to install, easy complete instructions. Highly recommend these!
Great Product – This completely solved my issue of having a loose hdmi connection in my cable box.
Quick delivery and very easy to install.
tom g –
good product – i received them very quickly after placing my order. the instructions were good but i found it easier to take my unit out of the rack and connect them to the receiver. it was much easier that way. once connected they are very secure. i’m sure i will not have a problem with the cables coming loose.
Wish I had found sooner – Lost an HDMI input due to cable stress. Easy to install and seem very effective. Wish I had found sooner, or better yet supplied by the manufacturer of the electronics.
Cheap insurance against HDMI contact failure – On both a DVD player and a receiver I’ve experienced loss of signal due to heavy cables stressing the contacts (I’ve had the equipment on a table with wheels – don’t ask why). With the hd EZ lock the stress is transferred from the HDMI contact to the cabinet, and I can now rest assured that I don’t have to fear any more expensive repairs or early retirement of otherwise fine equipment. Great product!!
works as advertised – Used with a heavy 22AWG HDMI cable that to avoid putting too much stress on the small HDMI connector.
Joe J.-CT –
Excellent Product – I have to say this is an excellent product. Very easy to install and works great. I’ll be picking up a second set soon. Thanks.
Very Good Product – The hd EZ lock works very much as advertised. It places a secure hold on HDMI connectors on both ends of the cable. Be prepared to work with small screws; I’d recommend very good lighting and a magnifying glass – though my eye sight isn’t what it once was.
works great – works great. much better with the screws than with the adhesive.
works great – works great wish i would have found these sooner
Rob S –
Works – This is a great product. Exactly what I was looking for and works as advertised.
Works for me… Tape the little allen key to the back of your TV otherwise it gets lost!
HD EZ Lock – This little cable accessories is well design specially for home entertainment system. As we all know HDMI interfaced is poorly engineered even at this stage of technological wonder. This HD EZ Lock thingy is a must for audio/video enthusiast. Its easy to install and its cheap considering what it does.
ez lock – I had to use the adhesive option on an anthem avm 40. Was very skeptical it would work but lo and behold, holds as good as a screw. Excellent product.
Curt S –
Perfect Product – Our Technicians love this product, too many times somebody bumps against wiring in a tight equipment closet, or behind an equipment rack, an HDMI cable comes a little loose and we have to make a service call. Also great for Flat panels on swing arm mounts. This little gem really works
Jeremy H –
Does what they are supposed to do. I had problems with vertical hdmi connectors on my tv after a while. The connections got loose with time, which led to dropouts. This holds the cable tightly in position where it should be and I haven’t had a drop out since they were installed. Price seems a bit steep, but they do what they are supposed to.
Jerry P –
hd EZ lock – Very pleased with product and customer service. Will use additional locks if and when they are needed.
Pieter S –
Excellent product – Possible issue was my Sony XBR4’s HDMI slots were vertical, and all the examples showed horizontal mounting. Blue Echo assured me that it ought to work and that they would allow a return if I wasn’t satisfied. They also suggest which mounting method to use.
Directions were very clear, and installation was completely straightforward. Having the slots vertical didn’t seem to pose any problem, and the cables are really solid now.
David K –
Product Solution – Nice solution and great customer service. I would recommend to others and will buy additional product when needed.
AVS Forum Member – Follow up to my first post: Seems to have cured my strange video dropouts with my denon 3800 bluray player-since the installation of this unit on the back of the hdmi connection, I have not had a single dropout the last several movies I have played. If any of you are having strange hdmi dropouts – try this out! HDMI is a flaky unsecured connection to begin with so this will insure a tight non-movable connection at all times.
AVS Forum Member – Easy to install! Installed on my Denon 3800 BD Player with no problems.
Fred N –
Almost gave up HDMI – I was ready to give up on HDMI and switch to component cables due to intermittent loss of signal between my Denon receiver and Sony projector. I tried and failed at multiple attempts to secure the connection between a high quality HDMI cable and my Denon receiver. This adapter solved the problem and was easy to attach to the receiver (Denon AVR-3808CI)
AVS FORUM MEMBER –
HDMI LOCK ADAPTERS – HAVE INSTALLED 2 SETS AND WILL INSTALL MORE AS TIME WARRANTS. THESE ARE AN ENGINEERING FEAT . HAD NO PROBLEM INSTALLING AND THEY WORK BETTER THAN I THOUGHT. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND .
Install kind of sucked, but I can’t argue with the results. So I have been having all sorts of problems ever since I upgraded my entertainment system with an LCD television. Now I’m not a professional theater installer or anything, but I’m a techie through and through. I was swapping cables, parts, devices. Nothing could get rid of my intermittent picture and sound loss.
So one day I noticed while fooling around behind the TV that depending on how my super high quality cables were resting, I had even worse problems than I had before. I did some googling and found this site. 20 bucks, some dremel work and decent amount cursing directed towards allen wrenches later… my problems are gone.
My Sony TV had a plastic sheet over the inputs area that needed to be painfully removed for the connectors to sit flush. Your install may be easier. But the product works, so I’m a happy camper.
HDMI Lock – Order was quickly received with an email attaching the instructions to assemble the device.
Very pleased with the quality.
Onder A –
Great Product! Easy to use, right to the point. It locks the socket out. For high end cable with slippery sockets, it may not grab as well, but does the job. Have a USB version of it. Then I am good. Thanks.
EZ Lock for HDMI Cables – An innovative product, carefully thought out and well made. Until an improved HDMI connection is produced, the EZ Lock is almost essential.
Ken T –
These work as advertised……. This locking devise works as advertised. I installed 2 of them in a system upgrade on the rear of a Plasma display knowing that I would be moving the display in the cabinet several times before done. Once installed and pulling on the cable I realized that there would not be a problem with this lock. Although I have not used many of these yet. the slim design should work well where you have HDMI inputs close together on the rear of some equipment.
There was one concern that I had after opening the lock and ‘test fitting’ one on the ProFlex AP series HDMI cable as the fit was too tight, but after removing the logo from the two sides of the connector there was more than enough room and the lock functioned great.
Buy One! Do yourself a favor; this device really works to take the destructive pressure off your HDMI connector. And the customer service alone is worth the money!
You just can’t go wrong.
F.D.Kwiatkowski, M.D. San Diego –
Smart idea, great product, great service! I had given up on my HDMI connections as the weight of the thick cables in the back of my A-V receiver was causing random breakdowns. My online research led me to the hd EZ lock adaptors and decided to give them a shot. I’m very happy with the results and what a difference! I was very impressed when Blue Echo sent me a refund because due to their mistake I had overpaid for shipping! Tony Eppright and his team are top notch professionals and they are always willing to help.
chanouard (Rennes, France) –
satisfaction. It is the very good product that I conseiille has my friends.
Stan W. –
Great innovative product! If you use good quality HDMI cable, the inherant design and manufacture requirements, often make that cable stiff and unwilling to conform to tight turns and the requisite twisting to fit into the designated receptacles. Once you have the cable plugged in, the cable “manufacturing memory”, makes it want to return to some semblance of the way it was stored and shipped. And it is soon unplugged. The hd EZ lock works very well, to keep your devices plugged in and working to their maximum potential!
Srdjan M. (UT Fusion Research Center) –
Simple and efficient – At the Texas Petawatt Laser we are using HDMI splitters/amplifiers that came with no locking mechanism to hold the heavy 30′ HDMI cable in place.
HD EZ Lock is a great solution!
The VHB adhesive hold the cables firmly in place.
I don’t have to deal with tracing cables to blank screens anymore.
Houston……. We have a solid connection! In any system… It’s imperative that all connections are fully secure to ensure proper transmission of audio/video signals. Having a solid connection between the HDMI cable and the component tends to be a slippery slope, especially in custom installations. Thanks to Blue Echo Solutions with the development of the hd EZ lock, anyone can rest assure that even in the most difficult of installations, a secure and solid transmission of any audio/video signal will be delivered time and time again.
All HDMI Cables should have this – I invested a lot of money in my 7.1 receiver and other HDMI components for my home theater system. However, every time I moved the components for cleaning the HDMI cables would pull out. Not only did the cables pull out but they were beginning to cause wear and tear on the HDMI connections to my expensive components. The hd EZ locks are very easy to install and my HDMI cables have not pulled out at all after installing them. The connections are secure. I am surprised that HDMI components or cables do not come standard with these locks! I am completely satisfied with this product and would highly advise their purchase to anyone who likes to keep their components securely connected.
Legacy Home Cinema and Integration –
Why my customer’s love me more!!! I am a audio/video integrator in the Los Angeles area. One of the issues that comes around often is that HDMI cables “pop” out or break. I charge a service call charge on these instances. When I go to a client’s house and within a minute solve the problem by putting the HDMI cable back in (that the wife or maid inadvertently knocked out while cleaning) or worse tell them that the end to their $150 HDMI “somehow” (see above) broke, it leaves a pretty shocked and/or disgusted look on a customer’s face especially upon handing them the bill. In using the HD-EZ lock, I was initially impressed with how solid the connection was. It made me feel really confident. My immediate decision was to incorporate the hd-EZ lock in all of my installs. I worked the cost into my pricing and would recommend all Integration companies trying to boost their profits to do so. The hd-EZ lock saves everyone money!! A client is not charged for a service call and possible HDMI cable replacement. I am technically losing money as the time used can be spent much more effectively. Furthermore, this service call has left a couple people P.O.’d (referrals anyone??). In addition, it creates a great conversational piece, making you look more “on-it” and instills customer confidence by knowing that you have incorporated just another safe-guard to ensure the performance of their system. I am even starting to use it to call previous clients and have gotten a couple of Blu-Ray player sales (and installations)from it. Totally recommended.
Kicks ASS! I run a 35 foot Blue Jeans HDMI cable from my projector to my AVR and it’s a juicy fat cable with a lot of tension as it’s not the most flexible little monkey. So for a while I’d get the cable coming out of kilter due to the strain in the cable relative to the position of my AVR. This led to drop outs in the picture which was unacceptable. I looked for an HDMI lock but nothing was available until I installed the EZ lock and now it hasn’t happened since. Great product but it should be cheaper. I give it 10 stars for solving my problem. I could deduct a star or two for being slightly overpriced but I’m no cheapskate and since my problem is resolved, I’m happy.
Long Needed Product – All in all, these locking adaptors work very well and are very useful with devices whose HDMI ports tend to be a bit loose. Easy to install (using the port’s existing anchor screw) they secure the HDMI cable to the port very well. One cautionary note: Be careful and don’t overtorque the locking screw. It can strain and break the adaptor but that small quible aside, an excellent product.