Is a monitor arm necessary? If you're planning to both sit and stand at a desk the answer is an unequivocal YES. We help you find the best one.
Monitor Arm Mount
We’re often asked whether a monitor arm mount is a truly necessary investment. If you’re working at a fixed-height desk AND your external monitor has a height-adjustable stand, then probably not. But if you’re planning to both sit and stand at an adjustable-height desk the answer is an unequivocal YES.
Working with a monitor that’s positioned too low while standing can cause users to slouch forward, cascading into neck, shoulder and back pain, and a host of other problems in the long run. In the vast majority of cases of poor ergonomic setups, people are found to be craning their necks forward and glancing downward, most often to look at a laptop display. This is why it’s essential for all standing desk users to have external displays mounted to an articulating, ergonomic monitor arm mount.
What’s the Difference between Gas Piston and Metal Spring Counterbalance Mechanisms in Monitor Arms?
The most significant internal difference between different models is whether they are built using air cylinders or compression springs.
The Stand Steady Clamp-On Ergonomic Monitor Arm is $89.99, can mount up to four monitors, features cord management hooks and has an easy assembly.
A review of the Amazon Basics Premium single monitor arm is coming soon! It supports 5 lbs to 25 lbs and changes from landscape to portrait mode.
The Bild monitor arm is a story of a product design team that was tasked with an impossible list of marketing requirements.
Ergodynamics takes into account that everything about standing or walking while typing is different than when users were seated at a desk.