Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: ErGear 17”-34” Single Monitor Desk Mount Stand Kit, Full Motion Gas Spring Arms with Clamp On/Grommet Mounting Base, Holds Computer Screen up to 19.84 lbs/Arm with 75/100mm VESA, Black
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I've actually purchased five of these now. They were pretty much the cheapest 3 way adjustable monitor arm I found on Amazon, and since they have been working ok for me, I have added more as I need them.
As others have stated, they do have some plastic components in them - notably the pivots where the arms join together. While I would prefer them to have metal there, so far I haven't had trouble with any of them. I have everything from an old 17" up to a newer 28" HD monitor and it hasn't had trouble holding any of them. In fact I had to reduce the lift on one of my 26" ones because it wanted to come up too easy.
The mounting is pretty straightforward, however it's a pain to get the screws in if you are using the clamp-on mount. I found it easiest to take the clamp apart, insert the screws for the post and tighten them, then reassemble the clamp. The reason it's so difficult is because there isn't much clearance for the supplied wrench, and the screws are intentionally hard to turn to keep them from loosening, so it takes forever just making 1/3 turn of the screw then having to re-insert the wrench over and over.
The first few I purchased just came with one set of screws to attach the monitor and no spacers, but the latest one I just received also includes some longer screws and spacers which may solve the problem with recessed back monitors. None of my monitors need them, but I know a lot of the bad reviews here were because of problems getting it to fit in a recess. Sounds like they listened and changed their product.
So overall I think they are decent for the money. If you are in a high-demand environment where the monitors are constantly being moved around, the plastic pivots might be a little concerning. But if you are like me and rarely move them, this is a decent arm. I mean...I have purchased 5 of them after all...
Considering the price I do not have any complaints. I ended up setting up mine upside down because of the design of my desk. That just seemed like the better and easier option as I had to drill a hole above, I didn't want to drill into the desk.
In terms of design the arm seems to be reasonably well built, the casing is plastic but that is fine by me. The arm was more than strong enough to hold up the monitor, I had to reduce the spring tension from the factory setting as it was too strong for the monitors I tested. Cable management was adequate and simple enough. Adjustability is good, more than enough for what I need.
I have mine setup to the side of the monitor so it's stretch out to the left, this therefore means that the center of gravity is shifted away from the pole that the arm is connected to. This means that it wobbles a bit when I am adjusting the brightness or another setting on the monitor (this would be reduced if I had the pole setup in the middle). Fortunately my desk is solid so typing or banging the desk etc. does not cause it to wobble.
An improvement I would suggest is the addition of a detachable "neck" (the part you screw on to the monitor - no idea what it's really called". With this one you have to connect the entire arm to the monitor then lift the whole thing on to the pole. It would be much easier if the VESA neck was detachable so that you could setup the arm fully and just connect the monitor.
One other observation to note is that the neck isn't great for adjusting the tilt. If you want to move the tilt up slightly you have to pull it up a lot so that it "locks" (if not it just drops all the way back down) and then move it back into the position you want slowly.
Overall considering the price and my use cases I gave it 4 stars.
I found this product to do as represented. My only caution would be if your desk is not at least 30" in depth the monitor may be too close for comfort (mine is 36" and is fine for wacom and keyboard). This may be the same regardless of what brand you purchase due to the design of this style. You may want to consider a different design. As for the negative reviews, read them with discretion. I wont make a blanket statement that they are all without merit but it is obvious that some of them did not follow directions and/or read the description of limitations before purchase. Honestly, adjusting the stand without reading the directions did not serve me well either, however once I followed directions everything went well.
Pros: Got a good deal on this - worth it to solve a problem - even if I had paid full price Easy to use for standing or sitting positions. Swings side to side for my studio monitor application. Cons: A bit worried about plastic clamp swivel holding all that weight (but so far it's good) Allen key very tight in screws - not a huge deal though Overall good purchase - perfect for what I wanted. Search for "ErGear Single 17" - 34" Monitor Desk Mount Stand Kit - Assembly & Test" on YouTube if you want to see my video review.
So I finally figured out that it takes quite a few turns to adjust the tension arm to hold my monitor with how light it is. So far it seems to be working great. My only complaint is that you need a thicker desk to be able to use the clamp method to mount it. My desk is about a half inch thick piece of reclaimed wood and it only barely clamps on it. It's still almost loose so I'm gonna have to use some kind of spacer to make sure it stays secured.
Lacked nuts for proper assembly, had to drill a hole in my desk for the alternate mounting configuration. Instructions for some tension changes were vague, had to watch a youtube video. But once assembled and mounted it holds my monitor very well. Doesn't change angle very well, but most of the time you just want your screen straight I suppose. Was quite difficult to get the monitor any lower, it wants to start it about 4 inches off the desk.
So far so good. I've owned this for a few days now. Mounted my ROG Strix XG35VQ ultra-wide and have had no issues. That monitor specifically weights ~19 lbs without the stand, and I was a little concerned as some reviews I read talked about how the arm wouldn't hold with heavy monitors, etc. Fortunately, I've had no issues and it's working as expected. Some tightening of the tension screw and it's holding my monitor up just fine.
Was a little concerned when I saw the thickness of the main support pole, but it seems to be doing fine. While the whole thing doesn't feel super-solid (bounces a bit when moving the desk), my $200 ergotron (purchased a decade ago) does the same thing.
All-in-all, vert satisfied. Just wish the support pole and hinges were a bit more robust.
I can’t believe what I got for $25 . This stand is very sturdy.. it holds my benq ex3203r the rotation and extension is excellent I would given 5 stars due to the tilt for monitor will not stay in position other than that I would highly recommend this product compared to others I have seen for$100. It has a nice added piece to hold my cords and very simple to adjust if tilt would hold its position I would give it five stars all day long the range of up and down helps on neck fatigue as well..
This mount works great with little to no sag on a 34in curved monitor. Easy to adjust (full 360), and can be elevated and lowered easily with a little loosening of a screw. Be warned, you may have to get creative with the back plate. It did not fit into my monitors back socket, but with a little ingenuity you’ll be fine. I recommend buying longer M4, M5, and M6 screws (at least 30mm long) than the 12mm provided, just in case you have to mount the back plate above the back socket of your monitor. You’ll have a longer distance to reach the screw holes if that’s the case.