Amazon Basics Adjustable Monitor Riser Review
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While the Amazon Basics Adjustable Monitor Riser certainly looks like a budget option, it also has the ability to change to three different heights which is something we don’t often see in monitor risers.
|MSRP / List Price||$22.49|
Height range: 2.6″-4.9″
16″ x 11″
|Competition||Compare to Other Top-Rated Monitor Risers|
|Where to buy||
Buy on Amazon
|Quality and Aesthetics|
|Positives||It's cheap. There are three different height adjustments.|
|Negatives||It looks cheap. It can only hold 22 lbs, not enough for some monitors. The plastic construction won't be as stable as other monitor risers. The top surface area is minimal.|
Be sure to check out our roundup of monitor risers to see what a monitor riser is supposed to do, situations where it makes the most sense to go with a monitor riser instead of a monitor arm, and what factors you need to pay attention to when making your monitor riser choice.
Amazon Basics Adjustable Monitor Riser
The Amazon Basics Adjustable Monitor Riser stands out for two reasons: It’s cheap and it’s height-adjustable. There’s no denying the cheap part. At $22.49, this is the cheapest monitor riser we’ve reviewed.
Its adjustability function consists of included plastic pieces that you stack to raise the height. With no pieces stacked, the stand is 2.6″ tall. It can also adjust to 4.25″ and 4.9″. This is definitely an ergonomic asset since the main downfall for monitor risers is a lack of adjustability. However, with the cheap plastic construction, stability will suffer when it’s raised.
Our first impression is that the low price is definitely reflected in the product. It looks cheap. It comes in just one color, black. It’s made from plastic. It’s also limited to a weight capacity of 22 lbs. This is definitely something to keep in mind with your potential use since it’s not enough weight to hold larger monitors.
The platform itself is 16.1″ x 11″, though you lose a little space in the corners because of the rounded design.
The Amazon Basics Adjustable Monitor Riser is a good option for those who don’t really care how their monitor riser looks, don’t plan to put a larger, heavier monitor on top of it or value a small amount of height adjustability above everything else.
Otherwise, it’s a forgettable addition to this category with cheap looks, plastic construction and low weight capacity.