If you’re anything like we are, your home office has been evolving throughout the pandemic. Whether you started with a standing desk or a new desktop, you may be noticing even more gadgets that can make your life easier. One such item is a new way to hold your one — or many — computer monitors. Whether you need to upgrade for work or play, here are the best monitor arms for your hard-earned money.
We know that not every work from home setup is the same, so we’ve tried to cover all of the bases. You’ll find single and dual-monitor options and even one model that can support up to 30 pounds. Ready to elevate your experience? Let’s get to it.
The best monitor arms:
Editor’s note: We’ll be sure to keep this list of the best monitor arms updated as we find new offerings.
Our first pick is a simple approach from AmazonBasics. It’s built to hold a single screen, and you can use multiple pivot points to position your monitor anywhere within a 25-inch radius. The AmazonBasics arm attaches to most any desk thanks to a basic clamp design. This is a great pick for pretty much any LCD measuring up to 32 inches and weighing up to 25 pounds. You can also pop between landscape and portrait orientations in mere seconds.
Vivo Dual LCD monitor arm
If you’re working with a multi-screen setup, you’ll need a tougher option than the AmazonBasics offering — one like this Vivo Dual arm. It’s slightly less adjustable and only moves vertically or horizontally, but you can get a 17-inch or 39-inch pole for added height. You can position each monitor individually so you could have one in portrait and the other in landscape orientation. Vivo’s Dual monitor arm relies on a similar clamp to the AmazonBasics option so it should take just seconds to set up.
Vari Dual monitor arm
Vari not only makes one of our preferred standing desks, but you can also get a flexible arm to match. Available as either a single or dual screen mount, Vari’s option can extend up to 29 inches and support 19.8 pounds. It’s fully adjustable and looks more like a pair of robot arms than a desktop accessory. Both connection points are also VESA-compatible, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your supports. You can rotate either side a full 360 degrees for total freedom when it comes to your desk.
Fully Jarvis Single
We’ve tested and enjoyed the Fully Jarvis standing desk, so it makes sense that the available monitor arm is another solid accessory. You won’t be able to do quite as much with the bottom arm as it only rotates, but the top arm is extremely flexible. Fully’s offering can support a VESA compatible monitor measuring up to 32-inches across and weighing up to 19.8 pounds. It comes in black like most options, and you can choose either a single or dual version.
Ergotron LX Extendable Single
Like many of our monitor arm recommendations, the Ergotron LX is extremely flexible. It extends up to 25 inches in any direction, and it raises and lowers on a 13-inch pole. Ergotron’s LX is one of the toughest options on the list too, supporting screens up to 34 inches across and weighing up to 25 pounds. You should have no problem attaching the LX to your desk either thanks to the simple clamp design.
3M Dual-Swivel Single
If you’re looking to support a heavy monitor — or more likely, a TV — this beast from 3M is your best bet. It tops the competition and holds up to 30 pounds worth of full-color goodness. You can attach up to a 27-inch display and position your monitor anywhere up to 7.5-inches from the base and within a 19.5-inch radius. Like most others, it’s VESA compliant, and it attaches to your desk with a basic clamp. 3M also has other versions with slightly more extension to them.