What is a Monitor Arm?


Monitor Arm? What is a monitor arm?

A Monitor Arm is a device that mounts the monitor on it. It gives you more space underneath the monitor and allows you to adjust your monitor in any direction or orientation you prefer.

Set your monitor as high as you want, turn to portrait or landscape and tilt to an angle you feel comfortable.
You can also adjust how near or far your monitor is from you.

Monitor Arm Functions

Here are 4 problems that you face everyday that can be
solved with a monitor arm!

 

Books-under-Monitor without Monitor Arm
Have you seen this person in your office?

1. My monitor is not high enough.

This is a common sight if your office doesn’t have monitor arms. I used to stack my old economics textbooks under them as they were thick enough. Every monitor comes with a stand, but it doesn’t give you the function to adjust as high as you want the monitor to be.

I like to set my monitor at eye level with my arms resting comfortably on the desk while typing. This helps me work in a cozy position as I work away.

 

Back and Neck Pain Picture without Monitor Arm
Universal guide to back and neck pains

2. My monitor is too close/too far.

I could stack numerous books to get my monitor to the ideal height, but it’s near impossible to get your monitor to the right distance.

Too close and it takes up too much of your desk space; too far and you can’t see anything on your monitor. The magic of a monitor arm is that it is like a robotic arm mounted to the edge of your desk, making the monitor ‘float”.

Personally, I like my monitors an arm’s length away but that depends on how big the screen is.

 

Floating Monitors with Monitor Arm
My table isn’t big enough. No, you need a monitor arm.

3. My desk is too cluttered.

If you look carefully at your desk, the monitor stand takes up a HUGE amount of desk space. By adding the stacks of books or papers underneath your monitors , you got yourself a bookshelf on your table.

Monitor arms are designed to hold multiple monitors and make them “float” above your table. I love it when my table is free from the monitor stands, making it look so much bigger and neater.

 

Back and Neck Pain Picture 2 without Monitor Arm
Ouch!

4. My back and neck pains keeps coming back.

We spend an average of six and half hours a day sitting at our desk working, which adds up to a massive 1700 hours a year. As you are not seated properly, therefore it is only natural that you begin to have back and neck pains.

The height, distance and angle of our monitors matters the most when it comes to working comfortably. A doctor can prescribe medication to ease the pain but if your posture is bad all year round, your neck and back pains will only become worse.

To find out how you can improve your desk setup, click here to have a look at our monitor arms to see which is the most suitable for your workspace.