More and more computer users are placing added value on an ergonomic monitor holder.
A monitor holder is your entry into an ergonomically designed work environment!
Ergonomic monitor holder with VESA panel
Before purchasing, make sure that your monitors meet the requirements and that your monitor model is compatible with the holder. When you start looking for the best holder for your monitor, you may also encounter a few problems:
PROBLEM 1 – HOW TO ATTACH THE MONITOR
If the monitor is not VESA panel compliant, the arm mounting holes do not fit and further adjustments with adapters or a change of monitor are required.
The first thing you therefore need to determine is whether your existing monitor has “VESA” holes. Usually, monitors have VESA compliance stated in the technical specification.
PROBLEM 2 – STABILITY
A monitor holder that has the ability to extend the arm longer can cause minor vibrations in a heavier or larger monitor, which can be distracting and harmful to the eyes in everyday use. The same problem can also occur with a low-cost holder.
One of the advantages of the arm holder is the larger working surface, as the area where it is attached is usually much smaller compared to a conventional monitor stand. To ensure the ergonomics of the body – correct posture, eye height, etc., the monitor arm needs to be extended and raised, which, with a wider work surface, needs to be taken into account when choosing a holder.
When looking for the best solution for your monitor, you should definitely look for a high-quality monitor arm, which is made of high-quality components and ensures adequate stability of the monitor in all positions.
PROBLEM 3 – MONITOR WEIGHT
As many monitor manufacturers are moving to LED solutions, weight is not as big an issue as it used to be. However, that does not mean it is not still a problem. As monitors have become less expensive, users are slowly increasing the size of their monitors.
If you exceed the weight limit for your arm, there is a good chance that you will notice that monitors are slowly coming down. Exceeding the weight can damage the holder and shorten its life.
PROBLEM 4 – WIDTH LIMITATION
If you use monitors with a wide screen, you will probably need to consider the size restrictions on the monitor arm. As most computer monitor holders offer full tilt and pan options, it can become a problem when the monitor becomes too wide.
It is important to pay attention to the limitations quoted by the manufacturers of the monitor arms so that there are no problems with rotation in different directions later on.
PROBLEM 5 – DIFFICULT ADAPTATION TO NEEDS
How easily and quickly the arm adapts can be a problem for some holders. Usually the basic adjustments are: tilt, twist, rotation. If all these adjustments require screwing in the bracket, this can be a problem for a large number of users. It can also be troublesome if screwing is required to adjust the monitor on a height adjustable desk.
PROBLEM 6 – ATTACHING THE HOLDER TO THE DESK
It is necessary to consider whether the holder will be fixed to the edge of the desk with a clamp or whether the holder will be fixed to the desk through a hole in your work surface. Not all brackets offer the option of mounting both ways, so you need to know what you want. The material of the table top also needs to be taken into consideration, as if it is glass or antique, mounting can be a problem.
Buying a good quality ergonomic monitor holder is definitely worth it, as it can be optimally adapted to your body type and needs, so do not miss out on our offer.