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Four good reasons to use a monitor arm

David Griffin - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 

Four good reasons to use a monitor arm

Four good reasons to use a monitor arm

We all know that sitting or standing with bad posture all day using a computer is bad for your health. Leaning forward or tilting your head up or down not only causes back and neck strain but is also bad for your eyes. A comfortable workspace is essential to your well-being and work performance at home and in the office. Your workspace needs to work for you!

1. Improve your health

A monitor arm will allow you to set your monitor to the most comfortable position, allowing you to adjust the height, depth, and in most cases, the angle of your monitor. Whether sitting or standing, it will improve your ergonomic posture and help reduce eye strain, back and neck pain. Your monitor should be roughly an arm’s length away from your eyes.

2. Effortless adjustment and versatility

A monitor arm’s wide range of adjustability makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues and share information easily. Besides just the standard monitor adjustments such as height, depth and angle, many monitor arms also allow you to switch from landscape to portrait position quickly. Monitor arms allow you to customise your desk and working style and are a great option for shared desks.

3. Maximise your workplace

Using a monitor arm means you can free up valuable workspace to become more organised and productive, especially in smaller workspaces. Monitor arms with built-in cable management systems help keep you tangle free all day long.

4. Increase productivity and performance

Research indicates that proper ergonomics in the office or home office can increase productivity significantly. According to a study done by the Jon Peddie Research, you can increase productivity an average of 42% when using multiple monitors1. Likewise, a study conducted by the University of Utah and NEC found 10% increases in productivity and 20% reduction in errors (plus reduced stress) when using multiple monitors2.

Multiple screens allow you to view more display content and to use multiple programs simultaneously. By viewing documents side by side you can cut down wasted time toggling between documents and programs.

What to look for in a good monitor arm?

A good monitor arm needs to be flexible and adjustable so you can move your screen easily. It should be able to hold a significant amount of weight to support your monitor(s). It also should easy to assemble.

Whether you use one, two or three monitors, a laptop or just tight on space, your workspace needs to work for you.

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