Whether you’re working from home or designing office desk space, having a comfortable environment can be crucial to maximizing productivity. Fortunately, Ergotron offers a variety of desk-mounted monitor arms that not only help save space, but also provide the versatility to significantly enhance different workflows significantly. With the patented Constant Force Technology, you can quickly adjust these monitor arms without needing to lift more weights at the gym. Once in place, your displays stay fixed in position, giving you an optimal line of sight with the screen while improving your posture and helping to prevent back and neck pain in the process. So, let’s find out which Ergotron monitor arm best fits your desktop environment and workflow.
Enhancing Your Monitor
Available in stylish polished aluminum and matte black colors, the LX Desk Mount Monitor Arm is designed to support a single monitor measuring up to 34" and weighing up to 25 pounds. Once secured to a desk using either a grommet or desk clamp, you’re free to rotate the screen to view documents in portrait mode, adjust its tilt, extend the arm outward for a closer view, and swivel the display up to 360 degrees. With the wide variety of adjustments, you can configure your desk space to fit different projects and needs. At the same time, raising your monitor off the desk and using the arm’s integrated cable management system gives you more room to work while de-cluttering your space.
Ergotron monitor arms are also ideal for shared spaces where the screen must be regularly adjusted to accommodate different heights along with standing or sitting positions. Those with touchscreens and pen displays with 75 x 75mm to 100 x 100mm mounts may benefit by extending the screen over your keyboard for more comfortable interaction when using your hands or a stylus to make handwritten notes, annotations, and drawings. Once you’re finished, you can fold the arm up into a flat configuration to fit your screen beneath a cabinet or shelf to free up your desk for other uses. Optional accessories include a laptop tray and lockable tablet mount.
Lifting Heavy Screens
Users with larger displays should check out the Ergotron HX series, available in polished aluminum, white, and matte black. Supporting up to 42" displays with 75 x 75mm to 200 x 200mm VESA mounts that weigh up to 42 pounds, the HX monitor arm series offers all the same adjustments and benefits as the LX, except it requires a slightly thicker desk for the clamp. With this heavy-duty desk mount arm, you can move your large screen around quickly into a multitude of positions without risking strain or injury to your back, arms, or shoulders. The rotation stop feature built into the base helps you to avoid hitting walls when adjusting your display.
However, you don’t necessarily have to limit your use to productivity. Switching from working from home to relaxing at home is as easy as lifting your monitor all the way up and tilting the screen downward so that you can watch streaming videos and play games while reclining back in your chair.
Double Your Efficiency with Dual Displays
The Ergotron HX Monitor Desk Arm’s added weight support allows you to use a wide
r range of accessories, such as a separately purchased monitor handle kit for easier movement and a triple monitor bow kit. But you can avoid having to get separate components by picking up a black, white, or polished aluminum dual monitor arm. With it, you can install up to two 32" monitors with 75 x 75mm to 100 x 100mm VESA mounts, each weighing up to 17.5 pounds. Having multiple displays can significantly boost your workflow by viewing multiple applications and windows at once. You can configure one monitor in portrait mode and the other in landscape to work with documents and videos more easily at the same time. The bow has a built-in handle for quick height, tilt, and extension adjustments. You can even face the monitors back-to-back to share content and collaborate with people sitting across from you.
Ergotron desk mount monitor arms provide you with enhanced comfort, versatility, efficiency, and space management compared to many traditional monitor stands―especially ones that offer just one point of adjustment.
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