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Thanks for the kind words! I also like how well it fits. I measured the wall-span at 96" and I think the ~~countertop~~desk top came in at like 90" or so.
EDIT: countertop is 98" and the space was 106".
The monitor mounts are these ones from Amazon and I highly recommend them.
That mount says it supports up to 24", but I've had two 27" monitors attached for years. The swivel / tilt uses adjustable nuts to keep everything tight. The basic clamps have made cable management easy. And the clamp system makes for minimal desk real estate. I don't recommend much, but this mount has treated me well for many years.
I have this one and it works well enough: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002R9HQLI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_Hw1WFbQ3N17KA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If you have a 24" monitor it's fine, but for 27" and up you won't be able to position your monitor much behind the clamping point, if at all. Would also not recommend if you want to go ultrawide now or down the road. Those typically need single stand or much more evidence dual arm mounts.
Nice! Check out a dual monitor stand to really clean up that setup. The stand I got has built on plastic fasteners for cable management too. You can find some great deals on Amazon. Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand desk clamp holds up to 24" lcd monitors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002R9HQLI/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_2NuZtb0F817VR4AT
Just make sure you don't buy something insanely cheap. I have a $40 dual-monitor mount that works absolutely great:
If you want to spend hundreds of dollars, you can get a mount with stainless steel joints and stuff so it looks like it came off the space shuttle, but you're never going to see it because it's behind your monitors.
The big thing to make sure about is that the C-clamp that holds the mount will fit onto your desk where you want it to. The one I linked needs about a 4" x 4" flat area on the desktop and a thin piece of desk to clamp to, otherwise you have to bolt it onto the desk.
I use a dual mount. It has all the adjustments I need and I only have one part secured to my desk. The only real downside I see to using two singles is that you are going to have to move them to get the monitors closer or further apart. My dual mount allows me to make these adjustments on the fly without moving the part that bolts to the desk.
Take the programs you're using into consideration. Imagine a program with a large GUI, tons of toolbars etc. Having one larger screen might be preferable in this setting. Other than this somewhat specific case, I'd argue for multiple screens.
If you do get more than one, then try to make sure that they end up at the same hight. I got a dual monitor stand and really appreciate the regained desk space.
Anyone else have a dual monitor setup?
I picked this up and I'm finding that one arm is slightly taller on the other side. For the price I probably can't complain but is there a guide for adjusting similar monitor stands?
> I just want a simple one, I can find several for $40, am I safe to buy them? It's literally a stand with no reviews at all.
I have this dual monitor stand. with a 27" monitor in landscape and a 24" in portrait. It works great. It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on monitor to get a quality product.
You should go with a clamp mounted stand as it will free up a tremendous amount of room on your desk (no joke). I went through a lot of the 2-arm monitor budget mounts on Amazon, and all of them were bad until I found this: Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand. It was the only one that didn't sag with one of the heavy monitors I put on it. Now mind you, if you have 27" monitors, it won't work, but you didn't mention that in your post as far as I'm aware. So if you have 25" monitors or less, it will work quite well.
Pretty nice. For more desk space consider one of these.
http://www.amazon.com/Tyke-Supply-Dual-Monitor-Stand/dp/B002R9HQLI (though of course make sure to find one compatible with your monitor type/size)
I'm not exactly sure how monitor mounts work with glass desks though, could be some risks. Wall mounting would also clear up space if that's an option for you.
Can I wask what audio interface/mic combo you have there?
The single screw latch seems not enough to hold two monitors without some wobble here-and-there and the plastic knob looks a bit weak. Does anyone have actual experience with this? I own a Tyke stand that is built with 2 latches and all-steel but I'm looking to buy one for my wife. Not sure I want to save $7 on this.
OK I measured my desk.
The actual thickness is about 2 inches, but the clearance above the tray is 1 3/4 inches. I was hoping to get this one but I'm not sure if there'd be enough space for the screws.
I got this one , and it's really sturdy, I looked at the same one you've linked and decided that it was a bit flimsy. The one I linked has much better construction, it's currently holding 1 27" and 1 24" with almost no sag. I hope you can find it in the UK!
I had this monitor stand but no desk edge to clamp to. So I made a bracket that attaches to the legs of my desk that the mount bolts to. It also works nicely because it makes for a very clean desk. I can give you more details if interested.
Just a suggestion for those two monitors. Check out http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R9HQLI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought one of these a while ago and it freed up the space where the stand usually is for the monitor. Sounds kind of silly, but I really enjoy the space underneath the monitors now.
Lawl, yeah I got this one and it's great! Dual monitors is great! I have a 1440p IPS at 96Hz and the increased refresh rate is noticeable and an improvement in all games. I play some FPS but it's better even on the desktop IMO.
This stand or the Tyke Supply one?
The Tyke Supply seems to have almost perfect reviews while the 3M seems to be at a 4 star.
Ill check that out.
Would something like this be good? Dual-monitor desk clamp
I mean, its $45 bucks and has great reviews!
The monitor mount clamps onto the desk. I placed some rigid cardboard in between to protect the desk. I got them on Amazon:
It is this one!
I used two of these bad bitches and they work great!
It's this one of which I now have 2!
I've been using this stand for 2 years!
https://www.amazon.com/Monitor-Stand-clamp-24-Inch-monitors/dp/B002R9HQLI these are a lifesaver
used this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R9HQLI
This is the stand.
I've had this one for a couple of years now and it's been great for the price. Using it with an IKEA table.
I use this monitor mount with two Acer S231HL monitors. I've had it for about 3 years and have no real complaints. If you need arms that can move this won't work but it makes up for it in price. They also make a taller pole but I had to buy it directly on their website because it wasn't on amazon. I'd try the stand with the stock pole first though.
I have a dual screen set up.
Monitor Mount- 10/10
I have a full setup post over on /battlestations if you're interested.
This is the mount I have
What's holding the monitor?
It's this with one of the arms removed.
You didn't miss it, here it is. I'll prolly add it to the original comment with my other specs.
I highly recommend one of these if your monitors can be mounted.
This is that monitor mount. 10/10
I have this one and it looks like This with a 27" Main and 24" side panel. Very sturdy, holds even the big 27" comfortably with little sag. All metal, thick gauge steel. Clamps firmly with two big-ass thumbscrews and an adjustable baseplate underneath.
Yea. I'm trying to find something that works for me. I tried this: Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand desk clamp holds up to 24" lcd monitors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002R9HQLI/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Zsx4ub0MZ4X4S
But ended up returning it when one of my monitors would not be level with the other one when I was installing it.
I might give it another shot because I think it was more human error than manufacture error but we will see.
This one is currently on sale for about $50. There's also this one if you'd prefer a stand to a desk clamp. $50 is not a lot of money for a dual monitor stand/mount, so you pretty much have to look at what's on sale. Most of them you'll find will be at least $100.
Not sure which pic is first but the stand for the three 27s is http://ergotechgroup.com/monitor-desk-stands.html
100-D16-B03-TW but with the clamp so maybe 100-C16-B03-TW. If you only have two 24s you wont need the "TW" which are the telescoping extensions.
the 2-monitor mount (should hold 2x24) is
That was a little confusing, but I have posted my previous (very similar) setup before where I used galv. pipe, floor flanges, and IKEA shelf as a monitor stand.. But I am currently using this dual-arm monitor mount and loving it. It is VERY sturdy and it hold both monitors with ZERO sagging. I highly recommend this.
I just ordered a mount that looks like the same thing (s)he has.
I have this mount. I have had no issues with it. I am not sure if it will work for your monitor but if you want new ones you can check here one of my friends has this and has nothing but goos things to say about it.
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