With a 160 degree tilt range, 360 degree pivot at base and arm connections and a 180 degree pivot at monitor mounting with a 4" depth when stored, the Workrite Poise Dual Monitor Arm is top of the line. It boasts a parallel linkage design that keeps the monitor perfectly parallel when adjusting vertically. The Poise is also 80% recyclable at end of life and carries a 10 year warranty.
|Height Adjustability||Up to 19 inches|
|Arm Reach||30 ¼ inches|
|Tilt Range||160 Degrees (70 degrees up, 90 degrees down)|
|Rotation of Monitors||360 degrees|
|Weight Support||Up to 22 pound Monitors|
|Environmental||80% recyclable at end of use|
|Shipping Time||3 Day Quick Ship|
Will all Flat Screen Monitors Fit My Monitor Arm?
As ergonomics becomes a key way to ensure high levels of productivity and employee satisfaction, a number of businesses are looking beyond basic improvements in comfort and choosing to install adjustable monitor arms in workstations and on portable desks themselves. These monitor arms are designed to lift any monitor off the desk's surface, making it highly adjustable and able to adapt to the employee's own height, distance, and horizontal position requirements. It should be noted, however, that these monitor arms are not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
Different Models for Different Monitors
By now, most office employees and managers know that monitors and computer displays come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, thicknesses, and screen sizes. So, too, do monitor arms. While it might be tempting to think that monitor arms are able to pick up virtually every monitor and improve its ergonomics, that's simply not the case. Instead, much like many other products used in offices, shopping for them must be done carefully and with attention to the specifications listed with each model.
Most importantly, it's a good idea to look at the monitor arm's restrictions on monitor size and weight. Each arm has its own limitations, with some supporting only small, single monitor setups, while others can lift large displays, dual displays, and much heavier loads. And it should be noted that the larger models aren't always downward-compatible with smaller monitors used in most office environments.
Make Sure the Monitor Can Actually Be Mounted
Most of today's modern computer displays are able to be easily mounted with any of the monitor arms on the market, but some simply are not. That's because they don't contain the necessary hookups to match with some monitor arm brackets. If they can't fit into the monitor arm securely, the purpose of the arm itself will largely be defeated. Before shopping for a monitor arm at all, be sure to consult the monitor's documentation and spec sheet to ensure that it can be mounted in the first place.
Pay Close Attention to Wall Mount vs. Desk Mount
Monitor arms generally come in two distinct varieties. The first is the wall-mounted arm that attaches to the wall itself, lifting the monitor above the desk and making it easily adjustable. This is probably the most common product chosen for offices, but it's not the only one. Desk-mounted monitor arms also exist, and typically have much tighter requirements as to the size and weight of the monitor they can hold.
When choosing a wall-mounted or desk-mounted adjustable arm, make sure the specific monitor size will fit into that model. If not, upgrade. When in doubt, consult the monitor's product manual or contact the company in charge of selling the monitor arm itself. Both sources will provide exactly the information needed before confirming a purchase and assembling it in the office.
Either Way, Monitor Arms are a Significant Boon to Employees
Monitor arms are one of the leading ways that today's office environments are becoming more ergonomic. Over the past several decades, other changes have included office chairs with better posture support, arm rests and wrist rests, and a number of other monitor-focused adjustments. The adjustable monitor arm represents the next leap forward in good ergonomic design, and it's a key way to ensure that workers are happy, healthy, productive, and able to do the best job possible throughout the day.
But they'll only be able to do that job if the right monitor arm is purchased for use. As with all shopping, attention to to detail is a requirement. So, too, is consulting professional salespeople, product manuals, and specification sheets. When done together, the right monitor arm will hold a monitor perfectly in place without fail.
1. How long does the arm extend the monitor?
Monitor arms do not have a single, universal extension length. Instead, these pieces of hardware are specifically bought with ranges that suit the situation where they'll be installed. At the low end, many monitor arms extend only between 12 and 18 inches. For truly dynamic range and extension, however, some extend as far outward as 75 or even 80 inches from the surface where they have been mounted.
2. How much does the monitor arm weigh?
Monitor arms are typically made with stainless steel or aluminum and, while that makes them durable, it also makes them a bit heavier than their size might indicate. In most cases, monitor arms range from a low of 5 pounds to about 15 pounds for the biggest models. As with most pieces of hardware, the monitor arm will weigh more if it extends further outward, supports a larger display, or supports dual displays.
3. How long does it take to assemble?
Assembly is one of the easiest tasks associated with choosing a monitor arm. Some actually come pre-assembled, with only the back plate and monitor mounting apparatus needing additional work. Others require the various extensions and arms to be put together, followed by the attachment of the mounting hardware and back plate. Each model varies, but assembly should take no more than a few minutes and a few screwdrivers.
4. How much weight can the arm hold?
Each arm is rated to hold a different maximum weight based on its functions and its placement. Arms that are designed to hold dual displays can often hold between 20 and 30 pounds, while single-display models top out at between 5 and 15 pounds. Each arm is different, and it's important to pay attention to any specifications or restrictions listed when choosing the right