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This is a pretty good value for this price range. There are a couple of things to consider before you buy:
1) There is no separate height adjustment between the arms. if you have two identical (or nearly identical) monitors, then this is no problem. But if you have have mismatched monitors, they may end up at different heights depending on their size/vesa mount/etc.
2) The arm length is shorter than I would like. My side monitor couldn't reach where I wanted it to when i used the table-edge-clamp style. I had to drill a hole in the middle of my desk and use the grommet mount to have the arms reach where I wanted them to.
Otherwise, I'm quite satisfied with this purchase.
This is a great dual arm that I believe will satisfy your needs fairly well if you need something that will let you move each monitor independently from the other. It also helps with keeping your desk clean and gives you more desk real estate as you will no longer be using the monitor stands. You can tilt, pivot, and rotate the monitors in almost any which way. The only thing you cannot do after the install is complete is change the height of the displays so make sure you get this right the first time.
As a developer, I love that I can just change the orientation of my screen from landscape to portrait to get more screen real estate when writing code. I believe this would also be useful for writers.
My only complaints lie in the installation process. It was by no means difficult, just tedious. This may be because I also had to install a VESA adapter for one of the monitors as well but it did take some time to complete. However, the company provides you with almost all the tools you need including a wrench.
One thing you need to keep in mind if you're buying the PrimeCables VESA adapter is that the hole sizes do not line up and you will have to use a drill to expand the holes in the arm ever so slightly. I believe this to be the fault of the adapter rather than the arm but it is still something you should keep in mind if you decide to go with the PrimeCables adapter as it is one I would recommend.
A bit hesitant buying a cheaper arm at first but couldn't be happier. It's well made with a nice matted finish. I have two 27" Benq Xl2730z monitors mounted - they fit well, and don't sag despite their weight. Point lost for the cable clip they provide for the main pole. It does it job well, but damn it's a bastard to use. Also I cut the finish of my desk because I forgot about the protective pad, SO DON'T FORGET.
The product is very strong and sturdy.... You need to carefully read the instructions in order to install it properly. To install this, I had to make changes in my furniture as well, like drilling some holes, shifting pieces of table up of down. They provide their own tools to install this mount, so no need to worry about having specific tools to install this.
I faced a problem while installing it. The swivel arms at the back should have been extendable instead of being bendable so that it is easier to set the monitors side by side. That was the only thing which troubled me. Rest the stand is great!
Setup was really easy and it has a nice clean design that really frees up space on my desk. I do wish it was able to mouth the arms just a few inches higher since my monitors don't reach the right eye level. (This is based on having my chair/standing setup so that my elbows are at 90degrees when typing.) Other than that, it has some clips included for cable management and the individual mounts tilt and pivot easily. Although you can't raise or lower the height of your monitors individually, a nice feature is that you can tune the height of each by an inch or so. I have 2 different brand monitors, but the bottoms of them sit flush because of this feature. One thing to note is you will likely need to allow some space behind your desk (2-4in) if it's backed onto a wall if you want to setup your monitors a little further from your face. All in all very happy with this mount and it will last a long time!
Pros: -Cheap -Sturdy -Height Adjustment -Good Range of Motion -Good weight support
Cons: -Weight focused on small space (cheap desks beware) -Some screws on arms screwed too tight -Cant change height individually
For a dual mount monitor it is amazing for its price. However, there were a lot of issues that I encountered. First, the vesa mount spots on my 2 monitors are different (one in the middle, other closer to the bottom) so the heights of the 2 monitors varied greatly. Secondly, I have an Ikea table thats not fully wood, and the weight from my 2 monitors (27 inches for both) ended up denting a part of my desk. I would recommend putting a piece of wood in between to distribute the weight. One small thing for people who like their main monitor in the middle, I had 2 27 inch monitors and it supported it fine, however, I had very little space to angle my 2nd monitor (max 10 degrees of rotation ish). Lastly, some of the screws on the arms were screwed too tight (one of them I couldn't loosen).
Overall, this is a solid mount if you're on a budget. For myself, due to differing monitors and weaker desk, I got 2 of the single mounts from VIVO to spread out the weight on 2 points and to have separate height adjustment. Keep in mind of having a weaker desk, and limited angling with 2 27 inch monitors
Easy to assemble instructions are somewhat clear and it took me approximately minutes to assemble the first time. Until I realized I had a hole in the center of my desk mount it more securely, where it then took me another 5 minutes to change to the different mounting adapter. The only thing I don't like is that you can not raise each individual screen easily. The must both go up at the same time using the supplied Allen key to loosen and retighten the bolt at the back where center mounting tube is. Other than that it can move horizontally in many positions although you must key some Allen keys around to secure arm position.
The dual monitor market doesn't have a clear cut winner, at least not for budget mounts, so I wasn't sure which one to go with. Many will simply tell you to purchase 2 mounts rather than 1, due to stability etc. I stuck with my gut in getting a dual monitor mount, and I don't regret my purchase with Vivo.
As you can see from the image, my desk is much less cluttered, and there's something about that floating monitor look that I just love. Vivo made the instructions extremely clear, which I really appreciated. Set up took less than an hour, and having a second person to support the monitors while tilt was being adjusted would have helped greatly. As other reviewers have said, the cable management clips they include do not seem the strongest; they are extremely rigid, and I was very careful when mounting them to insure they do not snap.
The monitors I have mounted are the HP 25x on the left, and Dell S2721DS on the right. Some people have complained of "no way to level monitors of varying size", however that does not seem to be true. There are bolts where the monitor plates slide onto the arms where you can adjust height upwards, so if I wanted to, I could lift my 25 inch monitor so that the top bezel is level with my 27 inch monitor. I have not done this as I do not care, and also due to the following. The only gripe I have with this product is that I do not feel very comfortable with the upwards tilt stability. I had to tighten the tilt bolts extremely tight to secure my monitors at a preferred angle, and it got to the point where I stopped fidgeting with the mount as I was scared I would break it. I settled with the position my monitors are in now, and that satisfies me. I would not be confident in mounting 2 27 inch monitors on this mount, regardless of if you meet the weight criteria that they describe. I met the description, yet I am still a bit anxious about this holding up. I will be sure to return to this review if I get long term issues, but for now it has worked as described. All in all, I paid 45$ CDN after tax as this was on sale, and I can't be too mad about the lack of stability. (When I speak stability, I strictly mean in terms of monitor tilt in the vertical plane, where they attach to the arms; horizontal stability and where the arm attaches to my desk is perfectly fine)
Note: the wires are visible on my setup due to the distance from the nearest power outlet. They don't have enough length to use the built in cable managers, but I am fixing this soon
That product got me disappointed because I have 2 different desks I could use to set the dual mount, and both of them didn't work because of how the mount is designed. If you have a desk with 3 simple planks of wood then you'll be fine, but one of mine had another plank in the back to solify the desk so I couldn't use it to mount my monitors, and the other had a drawer which I had to remove (so sad!!) otherwise it would just stick out. I feel like the design could be improved to fit more types of desks. The final result is nice though, and it's easy to adjust screens to a different height or angle. The cable management in the back is great.
Before you buy, CHECK YOUR DESK. see how thick and sturdy it is because if its not then the monitor stand will dip into your desk. I had this problem and had to stick a piece of plywood on top of my desk so it would stop sinking.
Other than that, the stand is great for dual monitors, but make sure you have someone with you to help set it up.