Widescreen gaming or gaming in a multi-monitor rig delivers one of the coolest experiences. Throw in a screen with high refresh-rates, an able processor and graphics card to the mix, and you are all set to sail into the weekend with cool games. But this experience can get even better if adjust a pair of cool monitor arms for your dual monitor setup.
Dual monitor arms or stands not only let you spruce up the look of your gaming table but also makes you setup more efficient when it comes to space utilization. You can utilize that space to store your gaming accessories.
So, if you are in the market looking for dual monitor stands for your gaming/video edition/productivity rig, here are the best ones. But before we get down to it, let's look at the features you need to check before you press the buy button.
Things You Should Look At:
A monitor arm should give you the freedom to tilt, rotate, and pan the monitors as per your preference.
Does the monitor support VESA mounts? Or does it let you slide the monitor inside? More importantly, will your monitor support the said stands?
It is easy to set it up alone.
Cable Management is a vital part of any desk restructuring. After all, you won't like to have all the power cables and HDMI cables (check monitors with dual HDMI ports) lying on your desk, right? Some monitor arms come with clips to hold the cables and wires, while others come with holes that let you slide the said cables through them.
More importantly, can the stand accommodate the width of both the monitors? And if your monitors are heavy, it goes without saying that the stands should be strong enough to hold them.
If you are looking for an affordable monitor stand for your gaming monitors, you should check out the VIVO Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand. It's a highly reviewed product that does its job as advertised and can fit monitors that range from 13-inch to 27-inch in size. Both the arms are highly adjustable and offer a wide tilt, 180-degree swivel, 360-degree rotation, in addition to height adjustment.
It comes with detachable VESA mounting plates for easy setup. On top of that, both the arms come with six joints each. That lets you tweak and adjust the screen as per your preference. And the bottom of the desk clamps to the edge of the desk.
When it comes to user reviews, this has been touted to be a heavy-duty stand that can take the weight of most monitors. Plus, the solid metal clamp makes sure that it stays glued to the table edge, even when you move the monitors frequently.
This Vivo stand is easy to assemble by following the instructions in the manual. As far as wire management is concerned, it ships with 4-cable clips to hold the power cables in place.
The only issue with this arrangement is that you have to untie the clips each time you choose to make a massive change in the monitor's alignment.
Overall, it's a great affordable frills-free solution.
Another affordable pick is the Wali Free Standing Dual LCD Monitor. This one free-standing mount that comes with wire clips, adjustable arms, and can hold monitors with up to 27-inches in width. Again, this stand is compatible with monitors that have VESA 100mm or 75mm holes. The height of the stand is around 16-inch, and you can tilt the arms up to 90-degree to adjust it to your sitting position. Furthermore, the arms can swivel and can switch from the landscape to the portrait mode.
This Wali variant has a free-standing base and doesn't attach to the edge of the table, meaning you can have your gaming table adjacent to walls — something which isn't otherwise possible.
Keep in mind that the stand tends to get a bit wobbly if the displays are exceptionally heavy. That said, each arm can hold weight up to 22lbs. Thankfully, you can anchor the stand by drilling a hole in the desk and attaching the stand to it.
Users' reviews have been great for these stands with rating of whopping 4.4-stars out of 5 on Amazon. Users seem to love its easy installation process and the solid build of the product.
With arms that look like they have come straight out of a sci-fi movie, the EleTab Dual Monitor Mount Stands is your best bet if you're looking for premium monitor stands. The arms do not have as many joints like the ones above. However, the clever design ensures that you will have a comfortable viewing experience when playing your favorite games. And that's not all. All the cables and wires can be routed through the arms' hollow, thus letting you have a clutter-free desk.
This stand can hold monitors that are 17-inch to 32-inch wide and weigh up to 17.6 lbs per arm. Like its counterparts above, it is compatible with VESA 75x75 and 100x100mm mounting holes.
This stand has a solid build since it is made from aluminum. That's something which has been repeated on the user reviews multiple times. The arms do not wobble even when you move the screens a lot.
The stand comes with a clamp mount that is ideal for desks with a 0.4-inch to 3.35-inch thickness.
Nope, not Iron Man's Jarvis. But don't lose heart for this monitor mount looks equally sophisticated and premium. The Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm comes with a sleek and clean design that will put most stands to shame. In short, it's one of the best looking monitor stands. As you may have expected, it supports all the common monitor sizes and weights. The motion is smooth and fluid, even though it doesn't have many joints.
It works with most VESA-compatible monitors and attaches to the edge of desks and tables via a Clamp mount.
And unlike its competitors above, the VESA attachment gently slides into the slot at the end of each arm. Yep, you read that right. That means if you ever have to unmount your screen for any reason, you simply have to lift it off — No more hassle of unscrewing and re-screwing.
Quite naturally, a premium look comes with premium pricing. The Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm is priced just above $150 and is available in two colors.
Another trusted stand for holding your pricey gaming monitors is the one by AmazonBasics. This VESA compatible stand has two independent arms that boast of premium looks. Three primary joints let you tilt, rotate, and swivel. You can even switch to the portrait mode when not gaming. Plus, the monitor arms can fully extend up to 13-inches.
This one also supports the weight and width of the common monitors. Plus, There's plenty of space to spread out the arms. And if you are looking for a more permanent solution, the spring tension can be tightened depending on the weight of your monitor.
Assembly is easy and uncomplicated as long as you follow the instructions on the manual. Some users claim that the setup is so easy that you barely need to open the instruction manual.
As far as the build is concerned, this AmazonBasic mount feels sturdy and has a quality build. Out of the 1,800 users reviews so far, this mount has managed to rake in 63% positive reviews, with users loving it for its build, durability, and sturdiness.
The LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm screams premium, all thanks to its Polished aluminum construction and clean design. If you want to have a gaming rig that will catch your buddies' eyes, this one certainly makes for a good buy. While it can hold all the common monitor sizes, the crux of this stand is the cumulative weight that it can handle.
As per the makers, it can hold a combined weight of 40 lbs. In short, you do not have to worry about your monitors sagging in the long run.
The movements are fluid and smooth. On top of it, it promises a solid build. The makers claim that the stands have been put through 10,000-cycle to ensure trouble-free adjustments and the likes.
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With a flawless multi-monitor setup, which is easy to adjust and tweak, you'll be able to do things — be it gliding through game menus or adjusting your field of view.
With these stands, you can adjust the tension as per the weight of the monitor. Plus, you do not have cables lying around your desk. All you need to have are two VESA-compatible monitors, and you are ready to indulge in adrenaline-rushing games.
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