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The length of the cord, which is just over 4 feet, provides reasonable length to plug into your computer. However, considering most monitor cables are usually about 6 feet long, I'm surprised they didn't go with a similar measurement. Since the device simply pulls power from a USB port, no drivers are required and the lights come on when it is plugged into the computer. The LED lights provide uniform illumination across the strip.
Mounting the strip is as easy as removing the adhesive backing and sticking it to the monitor. The strip uses 3M adhesive and holds itself in place with no problems. The downside (or upside) to this is that once it is placed on your monitor it cannot be easily removed and re-applied. Once the strip is placed, it is on there to stay. Attempting to take it off will leave you with some sticky goo that isn’t difficult to remove, but I cannot attest to how well it will come off months down the road. The last thing to note is how the cable comes directly out the end of the strip, which means it may stick out the side of your monitor rather than hang down and around.