iMovR Monitor Arms

October 2, 2022
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iMovR Monitor Arms

The iMovR Family of Monitor Arms

Pretty much every standing desk manufacturer these days offers a few monitor arm options, but no one has the kind of comprehensive selection that iMovR now offers. The wide variation in desk styles, monitor sizes, and individuals’ anthropometry is why iMovR offers 10 different mechanical counterbalance arms (3 in the ZipView line, 3 in the Tempo line, 2 in the TopView line, and 2 in the Compass line). In addition, it offers 12 different configurations of its groundbreaking EMMA Electric Monitor Arm.

With so many choices we literally can’t think of a single monitor/desk/user combination that iMovR doesn’t have a perfect arm for. They also publish a very handy Buyers Guide to Selecting the Right Monitor Arm that helps consumers quickly narrow down from many choices to the few they should consider; and from there it’s usually about budget, styling or color choice.

In sharp contrast, most online sellers of monitor arms don’t have an inkling as to the differing needs of a fixed-height desk user, a standing desk user, or a desktop converter user, much less a walking desk user. It’s as if “all monitor arms look alike” to these mass marketers. This lack of attention to ergonomic details leads to monitor arms being one of the most frequently returned ergonomic accessories. Sure, buying a cheap monitor arm on Amazon may be quick, and returns are relatively painless as far as Amazon goes, but why expend so much energy assembling an arm only to figure out it won’t work well for you, then disassemble it and ship it back, only to rinse and repeat? Time is money, too.

We’ve reviewed all 10 of iMovR’s mechanical monitor arms and all 12 configurations of the EMMA electric monitor arm. You link to any of these full lab-test reviews from the abstract summaries below.

Single Monitor Arm Reviews

1. iMovR Compass Single-Display Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

We love it when a monitor arm sports significant differentiation that sets it apart from the sea of competition, and the iMovR Compass Single Monitor Arm definitely fits that description with its exceptional maximum height reach of 28”. And it isn’t just for tall applications, it’s also great for wide applications. Meaning the ability to take dual monitors each up to a whopping 48” in width and 20 lbs in weight. In fact, it has the broadest vertical and horizontal reach capability of any mechanical monitor arm we’ve ever lab tested (only some very pricey, specialized electric monitor lifts surpass it). But the Compass’ other secret weapon is its modern styling, which is sure to give premium-priced design leader Humanscale a serious run for the money.

Price: $349

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2. iMovR TopView Max Single Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s TopView Max Monitor Arm stands out from the crowd of mechanically-counterbalanced monitor mounts thanks to an incredible 42-lb weight capacity. Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a 15-year warranty only add to the appeal. If you have a chunky ultra-wide monitor, all-in-one PC or iMac, this is the monitor arm for you.

Price: $379

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3. iMovR Tempo Heavy-Duty Single Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s Tempo Monitor Arm is available in three configurations—this review focuses on the Heavy-Duty Single Arm version. (There is also a Light Duty Single Arm and a Tempo Dual Monitor Arm that we’ve reviewed separately). Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a weight gauge for the adjustable counterbalance put this arm at the top of the crowded field of manually adjustable monitor arms. With a 30-lb capacity means it can handle most modern displays. A 15-year warranty is best-in-class for gas cylinder-based monitor arms.

Price: $219

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4. iMovR Tempo Light Single Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s Tempo Monitor Arm is available in three configurations—this review focuses on the Light single arm version. Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a weight gauge for the adjustable counterbalance put this arm at the top of the crowded field of monitor arms. 15-year warranty is best-in-class for gas cylinder-based monitor arms.

Price: $209

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5. iMovR ZipView Single-Display Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Our top value pick for use with standing desk converters (X-lift and Z-lift types, specifically), as long as your monitor weighs 17.6 lbs or less. Uncommonly robust features and high quality construction for a monitor arm in this price range, with a 10-year warranty and commercial office furniture grade ratings to match. Note that the “short pole” design, while making this the ideal arm for use with desktop converters, also means it may be too short for taller individuals to use on a full-fledged standing desk or treadmill desk.

Price: $129

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6. iMovR EMMA Single-Display Electric Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Truly a groundbreaking development in the arena of ergonomic monitor arms, the new EMMA Electric Multi-Monitor Arm is the most exciting thing we’ve gotten to lab test in a while. And we got to really put it through its paces with a crazy number of potential configurations of displays (up to six, flat or curved, landscape or portrait, and up to 75 lbs each or 150 lbs in total) and laptop mounts. The ability to keep each monitor at the same focal depth is also going to be a game changer for people who really need to be able to focus on all their entire screen area without lag time or eye strain (e.g. day traders, gamers). The bluetooth-enabled controller has promising future app features that we look forward to seeing. While definitely a pricey option compared to mechanical counterbalance arms, there are things those conventional arms simply cannot do nearly as elegantly and swiftly as the EMMA. Exceptionally well prepared installation videos and documentation make assembly a relative breeze compared to other, far more expensive solutions that we’ve seen in the “console” industry (not items you can buy through e-commerce). 100-day satisfaction guarantee and 5-year warranty reflect the quality and reliability of the componentry.

Price: $880

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Dual Monitor Arms

1. iMovR Compass Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

We love it when a monitor arm sports significant differentiation that sets it apart from the sea of competition, and the iMovR Compass Dual Monitor Arm definitely fits that description with its exceptional maximum height reach of 27.75”. And it isn’t just for tall applications, it’s also great for wide applications. Meaning the ability to take dual monitors each up to a whopping 48” in width and 20 lbs in weight. In fact, it has the broadest vertical and horizontal reach capability of any mechanical monitor arm we’ve ever lab tested (only some very pricey, specialized electric monitor lifts surpass it). But the Compass’ other secret weapon is its modern styling, which is sure to give premium-priced design leader Humanscale a serious run for the money.

Price: $559

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2. iMovR Tempo Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

It can be quite challenging for standing desk users to mount two monitors at an ergonomically appropriate height, but iMovR’s Tempo dual LCD monitor arm makes it easy. Its considerable range of ergonomic adjustments allows for a ton of different configurations (though the most common by far is side-by-side), and its internal gas-lift counterbalance mechanism allows for smooth, yet precise, adjustment. Arriving pre-assembled, installation is a breeze. The 15-year warranty is exceptional.

Price: $369

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3. iMovR ZipView Unison Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The strength of the ZipView Unison Dual Monitor Arm is obvious at first glance: You can adjust both of your monitors in unison with a single movement, rather than adjusting two monitors independently and expending energy getting them to line up with each other every time. But it’s not a one-trick pony. It also has a solid weight capacity, an impressive maximum height, max monitor width of 32” each, and superb build quality.

Price: $229

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4. iMovR TopView Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The iMovR TopView Dual Monitor Arm has a fairly narrow niche of great independent adjustability for very large monitors, but if that’s what you need, you won’t be able to find it elsewhere in a package this nice. Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a 15-year warranty only add to the appeal.

Price: $389

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5. iMovR ZipView Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Our top value pick for mounting dual displays on a standing desk converter (X-lift and Z-lift types, specifically). Uncommonly robust features and high quality construction for a dual monitor arm in this price range, with a 10-year warranty and commercial office furniture grade ratings to match. Note that the “short pole” design, while making this the ideal arm for use with desktop converters, also means it may be too short for taller individuals to use on a full-fledged standing desk or treadmill desk (with the caveat that this issue diminishes with larger monitors or monitors that have their VESA mounts well below their centerline). With the ability to handle dual displays up to a whopping 39″ wide each, this arm is in a class of its own when it comes to handling some of the new parabolic, wide-format displays.

Price: $245

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6. iMovR EMMA Dual-Display Electric Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Truly a groundbreaking development in the arena of ergonomic monitor arms, the new EMMA Electric Multi-Monitor Arm is the most exciting thing we’ve gotten to lab test in a while. And we got to really put it through its paces with a crazy number of potential configurations of displays (up to six, flat or curved, landscape or portrait, and up to 75 lbs each or 150 lbs in total) and laptop mounts. The ability to keep each monitor at the same focal depth is also going to be a game changer for people who really need to be able to focus on all their entire screen area without lag time or eye strain (e.g. day traders, gamers). The bluetooth-enabled controller has promising future app features that we look forward to seeing. While definitely a pricey option compared to mechanical counterbalance arms, there are things those conventional arms simply cannot do nearly as elegantly and swiftly as the EMMA. Exceptionally well prepared installation videos and documentation make assembly a relative breeze compared to other, far more expensive solutions that we’ve seen in the “console” industry (not items you can buy through e-commerce). 100-day satisfaction guarantee and 5-year warranty reflect the quality and reliability of the componentry.

Price: $880

Read our full review See all EMMA Configurations on iMovR


Monitor Arms for Three or More Displays

1. iMovR EMMA Electric Monitor Arm for 3, 4, 5 and 6 Displays

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Truly a groundbreaking development in the arena of ergonomic monitor arms, the new EMMA Electric Multi-Monitor Arm is the most exciting thing we’ve gotten to lab test in a while. And we got to really put it through its paces with a crazy number of potential configurations of displays (up to six, flat or curved, landscape or portrait, and up to 75 lbs each or 150 lbs in total) and laptop mounts. The ability to keep each monitor at the same focal depth is also going to be a game changer for people who really need to be able to focus on all their entire screen area without lag time or eye strain (e.g. day traders, gamers). The bluetooth-enabled controller has promising future app features that we look forward to seeing. While definitely a pricey option compared to mechanical counterbalance arms, there are things those conventional arms simply cannot do nearly as elegantly and swiftly as the EMMA. Exceptionally well prepared installation videos and documentation make assembly a relative breeze compared to other, far more expensive solutions that we’ve seen in the “console” industry (not items you can buy through e-commerce). 100-day satisfaction guarantee and 5-year warranty reflect the quality and reliability of the componentry.

Price: $880

Read our full review See all EMMA Configurations on iMovR



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