Monitor Arm Buying Guide

How to choose the best monitor stand or
monitor arm for your workspace

Feel your best while you work by using a monitor arm or monitor stand

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A recent study revealed that the average person spends about 6.5 hours a day sitting in front of their computer screen. If your monitor isn’t positioned at the proper height for eye-level viewing, you’ll inevitably experience eye, neck, and shoulder strain, and find it hard to work for long periods of time. That’s why it’s so important to include ergonomic essentials, like a monitor arm or monitor stand, to help you feel your best while you work.

How to choose a monitor arm or monitor stand

There are many different sizes and styles of computer monitors, and each will have unique specifications that make it compatible with different styles of monitor arms, monitor stands, laptop stands, and monitor shelves. We’ve designed a variety of versatile monitor accessories to properly support healthier working.

Monitor Arms

Mount your monitor screens on a fully functional monitor arm

A monitor arm allows you to easily raise and lower your screens to a healthy eye level, and easily tilt it to the ideal viewing angle. When your monitor is elevated above the desktop surface, you’ll also free up valuable space on your desk.

When choosing which monitor arm is right for you, there are three important specifications to consider:

  • The monitor size

  • The monitor weight

  • The hardware you’ll need to mount your monitor to the monitor arm

Learn about our monitor mounts below, and check out the comparison chart to find the one that meets your needs. 







Jarvis Monitor Arm

Named best monitor arm by Wirecutter. With our Jarvis Monitor Arm, you get a removable VESA plate, complete wire management, easy tension adjustment for varying monitor weights, and the option of mounting your monitor arm in a grommet hole on your desktop, or clamping it to the back.

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    Jarvis Monitor Arm
    Save space and your neck
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    Starts at $116.10 $129.00
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    Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm
    Choose a monitor or laptop tray combo
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    Starts at $161.10 $179.00






Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm

One sturdy base supports two branching arms, allowing you to put two monitors side by side, or add a laptop tray that swivels and tilts for comfortable viewing. Each arm is independently adjustable and the monitors move easily from portrait to landscape.







Jarvis Laptop Arm

We took the fully functional Jarvis Monitor Arm and paired it with a sturdy laptop tray to elevate and tilt your laptop to the perfect eye-level position. A thin layer of protective foam lining the tray provides scratch protection and a non-slip surface. Simply detach the VESA plate from the laptop tray and install a monitor screen for ultimate versatility.

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    Jarvis Laptop Arm
    A laptop tray to save your neck
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    Starts at $152.10 $169.00
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    Jax Single Monitor Arm
    Premium ergonomic monitor arm
    Starts at $161.10 $179.00




Jax Single Monitor Arm

A premium, single ergonomic monitor arm that makes it easy to elevate your screen to eye level, helping you alleviate eye fatigue and neck strain. Jax has the most range and mobility of any of our monitor arms, you can adjust it’s rotation at set up, limiting it to 180° (great for when your desk is against a wall), or allowing for a full 360°. Available in three versions so you can find just the right one for your unique setup.





Jax Dual Monitor Arm

This dual arm version of Jax offers a tremendous range and flexibility. A great solution for desks with privacy panels, or set against walls, as you’ll still be able to position the arm as needed. Use with two VESA-compatible monitors, or choose a laptop tray attachment. Made of steel and aluminum, the sturdy arm is powered by a durable mechanical spring with a streamlined clamp design and integrated wire management.

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    Jax Dual Monitor Arm
    The strength for double duty
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    Starts at $224.10 $249.00
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    Jax Dual Monitor Arm with Horizontal Sliders
    Premium solution for two monitors
    Starts at $251.10 $279.00




Jax Dual Monitor Arm with Horizontal Sliders

The ultimate in dual arm flexibility. Far more sophisticated than a standard VESA mount, this version of Jax comes equipped with horizontal sliders that allow even more ability for you to fine-tune the monitor adjustment up to 6" to the right or left simply by sliding your monitors into the perfect position.







Fully Pole-Mounted Monitor Arm

This sleek pole-mount design lets you free up desk surface by adding a monitor (or two) to a single pole monitor mount, which can be supported in portrait or landscape. Integrated hooks keep cables neat and organized, and the choice to clamp or grommet-mount makes installation simple.

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    Fully Pole-Mounted Monitor Arm
    Mount up to two monitors
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    Starts at $58.50 $65.00
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    Jax Laptop Arm
    Premium ergonomic laptop arm
    Starts at $197.10 $219.00






Jax Laptop Arm

A simple, sturdy way to use your laptop with no limitations while creating more space on the desktop. The laptop tray adjusts between 10.4" and 16.7" wide, securely holding your open or closed laptop in place as you adjust the arm.

Monitor Arm Comparison

 

 

 

Jarvis Monitor Arm

 

Jax Monitor Arm

 

 

Fully Pole-Mounted

Monitor Arm

Color Options

Black, white, silver

Black, white, silver

Black

Lift Mechanism

Gas lift

Mechanical spring

n/a

Horizontal
Extension

23.8”

20.8”

18.25”

Vertical

Extension

Up to 19.8”

Up to 19.7”

Up to 19.7”

Maximum

Monitor Diagonal

Measurement 

Up to 32”

Up to 35”

Up to 27”

Monitor Weight

Capacity

Up to 19.8 lbs

Up to 19.8 lbs

Up to 17.6 lbs

VESA Compatibility

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

Tilt Range

+/_ 45°

+80°~-80°

+/_ 45°

Swivel Range

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

Adjustable Rotation

Limits

360° rotating swivel
from base

360° rotating swivel
from base

360° rotating swivel
from base

Screen Rotation

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

 

+90°~–90°

 

Built-in Horizontal

Sliders

n/a

n/a

n/a

Clamp-Mount

Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Grommet-Mount

Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cable Management

Built-in

Built-in

Built-in

Warranty

15-years

15-years

15-years

Desk Compatibility

Jarvis, Remi, Boden, Nolan
(& desktops up to 3.5”) 

Jarvis, Remi, Boden
(& desktops up to 2”) 

Jarvis, Remi, Boden
(& desktops up to 2”) 

 

 

 

Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm

 

Jax Dual Monitor Arm

 

Jax Dual Monitor Arm with Horizontal Sliders

 

Fully Pole-Mounted
Monitor Arm

Color Options

Black, white, silver

Black, white, silver

Black, white, silver

Black

Lift Mechanism

Gas lift

Mechanical spring

Mechanical spring

n/a 

Horizontal
Extension

23.8”

20.8”

23”

18.25” 

Vertical Extension

Up to 19.8”

Up to 19.7”

Up to 19.7”

Up to 19.7”

Maximum

Monitor Diagonal

Measurement 

Up to 32”

Up to 35”

Up to 35”

Up to 27”

Monitor Weight

Capacity

Up to 19.8 lbs

Up to 19.8 lbs

Up to 15.4 lbs

Up to 17.6 lbs 

VESA Compatibility

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm 

Tilt Range

+/_ 45°

+80°~-80°

+80°~-80°

+/_ 45° 

Swivel Range

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

 +90°~–90°

Adjustable Rotation

Limits

270° rotating swivel
from base

360° rotating swivel
from base

360° rotating swivel
from base

 

360° rotating swivel
from base

Screen Rotation

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90° 

Built-in Horizontal

Sliders

n/a

n/a

Horizontal sliders 
Allows you to slide monitor screen
6” to left & right

n/a 

Clamp-Mount

Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Grommet-Mount

Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Cable Management

Built-in

Built-in

Built-in

 

Built-in

Warranty

15-years

15-years

15-years

15-years 

Desk Compatibility

Jarvis, Remi, Boden, Nolan
(& desktops up to 3.5”) 

Jarvis, Remi, Boden
(& desktops up to 2”) 

Jarvis, Remi, Boden
(& desktops up to 2”) 

Jarvis, Remi, Boden
(& desktops up to 2”)

 

 

 

Jarvis Laptop Arm

 

Jax Laptop Arm

 

Color Options

Black, white, silver

Black, white, silver

 

Lift Mechanism

Gas lift

Mechanical spring

 

Horizontal
Extension

23.8”

20.8”

 

Vertical Extension

Up to 19.8”

Up to 19.7”

 

Maximum

Monitor Diagonal

Measurement 

Laptops up to 14.25”

Laptops up to 16”

 

Monitor Weight

Capacity

Up to 17 lbs

Up to 9.9 lbs

 

VESA Compatibility

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

VESA Compliant
75mm & 100mm

 

Tilt Range

+/_ 45°

+80°~-80°

 

Swivel Range

+90°~–90°

+90°~–90°

 

Adjustable Rotation

Limits

360° rotating swivel
from base

360° rotating swivel
from base

 

Screen Rotation

n/a

n/a

 

Built-in Horizontal

Sliders

n/a

n/a

 

Clamp-Mount

Compatibility

Yes

Yes

 

Grommet-Mount

Compatibility

Yes

Yes

 

Cable Management

Built-in

Built-in

 

Warranty

15-years

15-years

 

Desk Compatibility

Jarvis, Remi, Boden, Nolan
(& desktops up to 3.5”) 

Jarvis, Remi, Boden
(& desktops up to 2”) 

 

Monitor Stands

Easily elevate a monitor with a built-in stand to eye level

If you’re more familiar with monitor arms, you may be wondering about the benefits of a monitor stand or monitor shelf, and how to choose the right one for your desk setup. This ergonomic monitor accessory is a great choice if you prefer a simple fixed height for your monitor with easy assembly and no need for adjustment, or if your monitor has a built-in stand rather than a VESA plate. You’ll want the monitor stand to be the right width and depth to securely support your monitor, and the right height to raise it to a healthy eye-level position for your neck.







Jarvis Desk Shelf

Easily elevate your monitor by placing it on this sturdy monitor shelf that matches your bamboo desktop and makes friends with your neck by raising your screen up to a spine-aligning height. Securing clamps give you the flexibility to mount the monitor shelf wherever you'd like along the back edge of your desk, and the solid craftsmanship easily supports up to 60 pounds.

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    Jarvis Desk Shelf
    Elevate your monitor, Jarvis style
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    Starts at $134.10 $149.00
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    Fully Laptop Stand
    Sturdy, slip-resistant laptop stand
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    Starts at $53.10 $59.00






Fully Laptop Stand

A stylish laptop stand made of powder-coated aluminum, with anti-slip surface to hold your laptop in place. Great for elevating your screen to eye level at a 15° angle, which helps alleviate strain in the neck, shoulders, and eyes.







Fully Monitor Riser

Made of slim, lightweight steel, the Fully Monitor Riser elevates your screen to eye level for a healthier, more -ergonomic viewing angle. The simple, streamlined design leaves you plenty of workspace, while the two side-slots in the monitor riser are perfect for helping you keep your desk organized.

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    Fully Monitor Riser
    Ergonomic stand for your screen
    Starts at $53.10 $59.00
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    Fully Monitor Stand with Drawer
    Ergonomic, space-saving monitor stand
    Starts at $89.10 $99.00






Fully Monitor Stand with Drawer

A sturdy monitor stand with a functional storage drawer for small office supplies, there is also space under the stand to store a notebook or closed laptop. Made of powder-coated steel (with protective rubber feet), this low-profile stand fits on nearly any desktop.

Monitor Stand Comparison

 

 

 

Jarvis Desk Shelf

 

Fully Laptop Stand

 

Fully Monitor Riser

 

Fully Monitor Stand with Drawer

Color

Options

Black, white, silver, alloy

Black, white

Black, white

Black, white

Monitor

Elevation

Elevates monitors 5.75” off
desktop surface

Elevates monitors 5.1” off
desktop surface

Elevates monitors 5.1” off
desktop surface

Elevates monitors 5.1” off
desktop surface

Dimensions

27” shelf: 27” x 9.8” x 5.75”
36” shelf: 36” x 9.8” x 5.75”

10.2” x 10.1” x 51”

26.4” x 8” x 3.2”

14.8” x 10.8” x 5.1” 

Monitor Weight

Capacity

Up to 60 lbs

Up to 11 lbs

Up to 44 lbs

Up to 44 lbs 

Warranty

Parts: 15-years
Desktop: 5-years

15-years

15-years

15-years

Attachment

Style

Clamp mounts

Sits on desktop

Sits on desktop

Sits on desktop

Desk

Compatibility

Compatible with all Jarvis desks,
and the 46" & 58" Remi
desks under 1.25” thickness

Compatible with all desks

Compatible with all desks

Compatible with all desks

 

What’s the correct way for a monitor to be positioned?

What’s the correct way for a monitor to be positioned?

Your computer monitor should be positioned at a supportive ergonomic eye level and viewing angle. Properly positioning your monitor screen will align your neck and spine to keep you comfortable and eliminate muscle strain, eye fatigue, and tension in your shoulders and back. 

For seated height:

Sit in your favorite chair with your feet flat on the floor or supported by a footring. Keep a 90° bend in your elbow so your forearm is parallel with the floor. The top of your monitor should be in your eyeline when sitting upright.

For standing height:

Stand with a 90° bend in your elbow so your forearm is parallel with the floor and your desk is at elbow level. The top of your monitor should be in your eyeline when standing.

Design a home office you love

If you want a home office where you feel good in your body and do your best work, the most valuable thing you can do is invest in an adjustable-height desk. No matter the size of your space or budget, we can help you find the perfect one.