The NVIDIA Shield has been on the market for a long time, so you’d think there would be more options to stand it up, or mount it to your wall behind your TV.
But I can count every single stand and wall-mount for the Shield TV on one hand!
In fact…I own most of them.
I have one of each version of NVIDIA Shield: a 2015 Shield Pro, a 2017 Shield TV and a 2019 Shield TV “Tube.”
Unfortunately, there’s no stand or mount options for the 2019 NVIDIA Shield TV “Tube.”
However, in this article, we’re going to take a look at every stand and mount in detail. I’ll tell you how I use it, or even if I use it. Then I’ll give my recommendations for the best stand and best wall-mount for the NVIDIA Shield TV.
Official NVIDIA Shield Stand
We’ll start by looking at the official NVIDIA Shield TV stand, and I can easily see why this stand is in such high demand.
It’s built from a rubberized plastic, which adds just the right amount of texture and grip to the sides. The matte black finish was great at repelling fingerprints and smudges, unlike the mirror finish on the Shield TV itself.
The bottom of the stand is metal, which makes it heavy enough so it won’t slide around. Although the base feels like it should be magnetic, it didn’t stick to any metal surface in my house.
Once you slide your Shield TV in, it fits flush with the edges of the stand. There’s a slight panel-gap, but you need to be extremely close to it to notice.
Personally, I prefer wall-mounting my NVIDIA Shield instead of using a stand, but the official stand is extremely well-built.
If you can find it, I highly recommend it.
3D Printed NVIDIA Shield Stand
The official NVIDIA Shield TV stands are getting harder and harder to find these days, so I was really excited to try a 3D printed stand. You can find several different versions on sites like Etsy, Yeggi and Thingiverse.
I was able to find a second generation stand designed for the 2017 Shield and 2019 Shield Pro for around $10 on eBay.
Unfortunately, the price was the only good thing about this particular stand.
To start off, it wasn’t for the 2017 & 2019 Shield TV at all. This was obviously an older design that they hadn’t updated in years.
The good news was that it fit my 2015 Shield TV perfectly, but that wasn’t what I ordered.
Worse yet, the build quality was horrible. As much as I like the idea of 3D printing, I don’t think it’s quite ready for prime-time yet.
The stand felt flimsy, and had hard, jagged edges on nearly every corner. The NVIDIA logo was a nice added touch, but it looked so sloppy that it made it difficult to read on the glossy plastic surface.
Official NVIDIA Shield Stand vs 3D Printed Stand
When you put them next to each other, the difference between the official NVIDIA Shield TV stand and the 3D printed stand is like night and day.
If I’d never seen the official Shield TV stand, I probably wouldn’t be so hard on the 3D printed version. The rough edges and glossy plastic is distracting, but nothing that cant be fixed with some sandpaper.
But side-by-side, it’s easy to see why the official Shield TV stand costs more.
Simply put, it’s much better built, more durable and blends in with the overall design of the Shield TV.
HIDEit NVIDIA Shield Wall-Mount
Let me just say, this is my second HIDEit wall mount, and I love them!
I bought my original HIDEit mount for my 2015 NVIDIA Shield so I could hide it (pun intended) behind my TV downstairs. Recently, I bought the new version, which was designed for the smaller 2017 Shield and 2019 Shield Pro.
What impressed me most about it was it’s design.
It’s a simple, single-piece of 16-gauge steel, powder-coated to add durability and help it prevent corrosion. The steel is then folded to fit snugly around your NVIDIA Shield, while still allowing access to all of the ports and the rear ventilation.
There’s no rubber molding, or texture to add grip, so your Shield TV can move around slightly. That said, there are small tabs at the front of the mount, so your Shield TV won’t slip out accidentally.
• VESA Compatible: 75mm (M4), single M6 hole.
• Complete access to ports and connectors.
• Made in the USA from 16-gauge, cold-rolled steel for durability.
• Black matte powder coat finish protects your Shield.
• Quick and easy to install. No measuring, no templates.
• Includes drywall screws and anchors. Stud mounting is optional.
How to Install the HIDEit NVIDIA Shield Wall-Mount
Installing the HIDEit Shield2 mount is super-easy.
They give you the option to mount directly into a wall stud, as I did below, or into drywall with the included drywall anchors. Better yet, if you want, you can mount the HIDEit mount directly to your TV with a 100mm M4 or 200mm M6 VESA-compatible screw (also included).
For my installation, I had already marked a wall stud right behind my TV when I mounted it a few years ago. From there, all I had to do was screw in the mount using a regular Phillips screwdriver.
In less than five minutes, my 2017 Shield TV was securely hidden away behind my TV.
Floating Grip NVIDIA Shield Wall-Mount
Floating Grip started in 2014 in Denmark. Like HIDEit, make custom mounts for a variety of game consoles and streaming devices.
However, Floating Grip mounts use a combination of ropes mounted around pegs screwed into your walls to give your Shield TV the appearance of floating.
As odd as that sounds, I have to admit, it works pretty well and I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
What sets them apart is the sheer number of customizing options you can add to your mount. After you choose a mount, you can add multi-color silicon covers, matching USB cables, and LED lighting to really complete the look.
Being a Danish company, Floating Grip has a larger presence in Europe than it does in the US. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the Shield TV mount on Amazon.
You are able to order the NVIDIA Shield wall mount directly through their official website for around $20 Euros plus shipping.