This does exactly what it is supposed to do - provide a mounting place for a low-voltage cover plate. The choice of mounting -- provided screws (side) or the tags on the side to allow you to surface mount is a very nice option.
No drama - no mess - that's why Monoprice is on my list of shopping options.
PROS: Item is exactly as described and allowed me to help ensure a great looking home theater wiring installation. We are in the process of finishing our basement and I ordered a LOT of miscellaneous parts from Monoprice, including this item. Monoprice can't be beat on price and service. Everything arrived quickly and professionally packed. I am really eager for this project to finish so I can hook everything up and enjoy all of the components I purchased from Monoprice!