How to select the right monitor arm

How to select the right monitor arm






Monitors come in various shapes and sizes. Therefore, when choosing a display arm, knowing where to start can be challenging. The average office worker spends 1700 hours behind the screen every year. It is important to choose a professional level monitoring arm over such a long period of time, as it can help you maintain comfort and efficiency. Here are the first three things you should look for on the monitor arm.


  1. Compatibility

Firstly, choose an arm based on your existing or upcoming technology. Ensure that your monitor can install VESA. These four holes on the back of the monitor are suitable for any brand of monitor arm.


Check weight

You can usually find the weight of the monitor by searching for your manufacturer and model. If you don't know the model, it may be printed on the sticker on the back of the monitor. Ensure that the display does not exceed the maximum weight of the display arm. This is particularly important if you have an ultra wide display or multi display configuration.


Check maximum screen size

If there is not enough clearance below the monitor, some monitor brackets may not provide appropriate adjustability for oversized displays. If you are looking for a multi monitor setting, an excessively large monitor may cause the screen to not fit or collide with each other.



  1. Adjustments

Personalization is crucial when it comes to ergonomics and monitoring arms. Imagine a car without adjustable seats and steering wheel. This can make people feel uncomfortable and can be very dangerous. Poor ergonomics in the workplace can lead to chronic diseases or daily pain.


Height adjustment

The arm of the monitor should be able to easily move up and down to fit your height. Sitting or standing in a workplace that is not designed for you may cause pain in your body. If you have other furniture with adjustable height, the monitor arm is particularly important. Moving from sitting to standing may require further adjustments to the monitor, which a static stand cannot provide.



The monitor should be tilted back 10 to 20 degrees to reduce the pressure on the eyes when not perpendicular to the working surface.



Being able to rotate the display arm around the workspace helps to position the display for collaboration. When colleagues or friends come to your desk, this action can make you rotate the screen.



The flexible display adds flexibility to your work. The ability to fully push the screen away provides more space for different projects or tasks. Combined with the translation function, you can install your arms on the side of the table, opening up more workspace.



The rotation of the monitor can rotate the screen 90 degrees. Setting the monitor to portrait mode can help you view documents at full size or change workflow.



  1. Quality

Purchasing a high-quality monitoring arm will provide you with a better experience in daily use. From ensuring that your monitor does not shake to ensuring workplace safety, quality is crucial.



Warranty is a company's commitment to high-quality products. Check the warranty period and remember that the lifespan of the monitor is usually longer than that of the computer. The service life of the monitor arm can even be longer than that of the monitor.


Cable management

A good display arm also includes cable management. This can help control the cable chaos around your desk and provide you with photos worth posting on Instagram.


Additional tip: Ensure that your cables have sufficient slack on your arms so that when you move the monitor, they will not be pulled off or broken.



If you are still unsure which monitor arm is most suitable for you, our customer service team will always recommend products for your space. Please contact us via email We will reply to you as soon as possible.

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