As the old saying goes, “two heads are better than one.” The same goes for screens, especially when it comes to working from home. Getting dual monitors on the same level so that you can seamlessly follow the action though, can be a bit of a challenge.
Whether you’re producing music using Logic Pro, editing video with Final Cut or taking your work home, you want to make the most of your expanded screen space, so a good dual monitor stand is a must. Here are 13 of the best dual monitor stands, so you can pick a configuration that works for you and fits the shape of your work space.
1. EleTab Dual Arm Monitor Stand
With the ability to fit two 32-inch screens on each arm, the EleTab Dual-Arm Monitor Stand creates quite the workstation in your home office. It can be installed with either a C-clamp or grommet kit — either way you won’t have to crawl under the desk to install it. The arms swivel, pivot, rise and release to get the best possible monitor angles that specifically suit you and your work. These arms are a little on the pricey side, but worth it if you have large monitors.
2. Vivo Full Motion Dual Monitor Free-Standing Desk Stand
For only $50 and no desk installation, you can essentially have a dual-monitor setup. The Vivo desk stand holds 13-inch to 30-inch monitors and allows each one to be placed in portrait or landscape orientation. It doesn’t have the ergonomic capabilities like the EleTab stand, but its half the cost and quick to install.
3. Jarvis Monitor Mounting Arms
Keep your workstation looking clean and organized with the Jarvis Monitor Mounting Arms. This slick desk stand supports two 13-inch to 32-inch displays while attaching to a desk as thick as 3.35 inches. At its peak, it can rise 19.8 inches above a tabletop, and orients each display in a landscape or horizontal position. It’s available in three different colors to match your home office, and has built-in cable management to keep your desk free of runaway cables.
4. Fitueyes 3 Shelf Stand Riser
The wooden riser fits up to three monitors on it while creating nooks to keep your desk organized. You can place books, manuals, wireless keyboards, headphones, hard drives or anything taking up space on your desk into these convenient little crevices. The other upside is little installation is involved. The riser comes in two sizes: 42.7 x 9.25 x 4 inches and 43.8 x 11 x 4.2 inches, so make sure your desk has enough surface area for this trusty riser.
5. Mount-it! Dual Monitor Stand
A freestanding dual monitor setup with a lot of versatility, the Mount-it! Stand is as ergonomic as it is affordable. It holds most displays from 19 to 32 inches (13-inch stands need not apply). Once installed, monitors can tilt 80 degrees and rotate all the way for landscape and horizontal positioning, while lifting a maximum of 15.5 inches from the tabletop. Not bad for a stand you set on your desk and is ready to go right out of the box.
6. Planar Dual Monitor Stand
The Planar Dual Monitor Stand can come in a number of different variations including a four monitor setup, which is great for day traders that need a ton of information on display at once. You buy this monitor stand for its simple setup, not necessarily for its customization. It only holds monitors 17 inches to 24 inches, unless you opt for the large stand variation. It swivels 15 degrees, rotates a full 90 degrees and tilts 20 degrees, which isn’t as great as other stands. But setting it down on your desktop eliminates all thinking and installation pains.
7. Loctek D5D Dual Monitor Desk Monitor Mounts
Flexible and durable, the Loctek D5D Dual Monitor setup supports screens as small as 10 inches all the way up to 27-inch monitors. Both arms rotate to achieve horizontal and portrait display positioning, and can pivot and tilt to create unique display angles like the EleTab Dual Arm stand. But if you have monitors larger than 27-inches, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
8. Vivo Dual Stand
This dual monitor stand from Vivo comes with adjustable arms that furnish adjustable tilt and swivel functions, so you can set both monitors to your desired angle. It comes with integrated cable management and can mount to any desk up to 4 inches thick.
9. WALI Dual Monitor Stand
Accommodating monitors up to 32 inches and 17 pounds, this stand has the option of using either a C-clamp or grommet for table mounting, and includes a gas-pressurized shock absorber to keep your viewing steady. It allows for independent angle and position adjustment of both monitors, which is a nice and welcome touch.
10. AmazonBasics Dual Monitor Stand
This articulated dual monitor stand allows for placing monitors in either portrait or landscape orientation and lets you independently adjust their angles for optimum viewing and workflow. What’s more, as it comes from AmazonBasics, you can trust the quality in the product. But don’t take our word for it, there are a couple thousand reviewers who were willing to give this stand top marks.
11. Huanuo Adjustable Dual Monitor Stand
With arms that vaguely look like something out of “I, Robot,” this smooth articulating dual monitor stand allows for a range of monitor positions and includes gas springs for smoothness. Though you should never by a monitor stand purely for style, we do like that this stand has a little flair compared to the others listed.
13. NB Dual Monitor Desk Mount
Saving desk space while providing easy positional adjustment for dual monitors, this monitor stand fits screens from 17-27 inches and can be mounted with a C-clamp or grommet mount. The stand comes in either black or white and also conveniently includes two USB into the base of the stand, allowing for a convenient charging port for your phone.