Humanscale M8 Monitor Arm Review

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The M8 monitor arm from Humanscale features many of the same innovations and functionality as the M2 monitor arm from the same company. The M8 expands on the M2’s capabilities, using a combination of friction axles and an internal counterbalance mechanism to support larger, heavier monitors (up to 40 pounds) than the M2. This increased capacity also enables the M8 to hold two monitors up to twenty pounds each on a single arm.

Humanscale has been around for over seven years. In that time the company has made a name for itself producing beautifully designed, durable equipment for the modern office. Their products have won numerous design awards and have even been featured in Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Many professionals work with two monitors today, so we’ve always got an eye open for good monitor arms that will accommodate them. We’re looking forward to testing Humanscale’s M8 monitor arm, and especially its dual monitor capabilities.

The M8 utilizes a spring lift system. For an explanation and comparison of spring and gas lift monitor arms, click here.

We’ll be receiving an evaluation unit of Humanscale’s M8 monitor arm shortly. As we examine this product, we’ll keep you updated on what we find. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you never miss another update. In the meantime, check out some of our reviews on other monitor arms, like the Ergotron LX.

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  • John Holliday
    April 13, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Do NOT buy this arm with it’s Crossbar option if you plan on using it with two monitors. In a word (or two), it sucks. I just got one today at my place of work and it is IMPOSSIBLE to get both monitors positioned correctly. The problem is the crossbar — it is flat and you get a ridiculously small amount of travel for the monitors. I sit in front of one monitor and shift my gaze, as necessary, to the second monitor. I have to wear glasses and I must use a set prescription, not progressive lenses. With my prescription, I must have the second monitor at a steeper angle (than the crossbar will allow) to the first monitor or I cannot see it clearly. THE CROSSBAR IS COMPLETELY USELESS. If you buy this arm, BUY TWO and have independent arms that can move freely to give you the best and most comfortable viewing possible.

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