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I've been using this stand for a while now, and while it's been great, I'd caution that it's not really optimal if using it with 27" widescreen (16:9) monitors. Partly because as you might suspect, having 2 large monitors side by side limits the range of positions you can keep the arms in, but also because unless you have particularly light monitors, you will have to tighten all the adjustors on all the vertical-movement joints (the tension-adjustment at the middle of the arm, as well as the rotating-hinge at then end where it connects to the vesa mount) in order to be able to hold a heavier monitor up. Once you tighten them the monitor stays at the height and rotation you put it at, but the amount of tightening required makes them feel relatively fixed in position, and I get a bit worried at the amount of force I have to exert against the monitor to adjust/tilt it now. I'm still giving this a 4-star rating since if like me you don't really reposition your monitors often this isn't much of a problem, but it does dramatically change how you can use it - in contrast my coworker has the same stand used for 2 smaller, lighter 24" widescreen monitors, and since he can keep the joints looser, the stand is a very different beast. The tension joints for him sort of provide neutral gravity by countering gravity, and the joints themselves are loose, so he can move his monitors around easily with one finger, flip them around, etc.
For reference, the monitors I'm using are the QNIX 2710 which is10.2lbs according to the specs (not sure if that includes the stand or not) and the Dell S2716DG which is 9.70 lb (4.40 kg) without stand.
Also the hinge at the end of the arm that fixes to the vesa-mount has a bit of play that can't be removed by tightening, so when I tilt the monitor, I typically have to overadjust by 10-15 degrees on the pitch axis because it's going to "fall back" about that much when I let go.
It does as advertised but i can see why this model was cheaper than the other ones. Not a lot of conveniences you get with other models like large knobs to tighten the vices. If you don't mind the lack of amenities, this is a good "bare bones" monitor mount.
Extremely sturdy. Heavy. Secure clamps. Easy to install. My only issue is it sticks out in back forcing me to move desk forward to prevent scuffing against wall. That creates a large gap between desk and wall. I had to affix pads on back of arms to prevent potential damage to wall in event desk moves back. It adjusts in the angles I need with ease. If it tilts down just tighten the bolt. Looks great on my new desk.
These monitor arms are great. My desk is largely a glass top with a wooden frame/border so in the rear there's a support beam that comes down so the monitor clamp wasn't an option. The included hardware to mount through a hole in the desk worked great though. I drilled a hole (5/16ths is what I used but a 3/8 was probably the 'proper' size for it, it was very tight through the 5/16ths hole) this information is not referenced in the documentation.
As the actual stand goes each arm has an Asus 27 inch display (a PG278q on one side and a PG279q on the other). These monitors are the same physical dimensions and the display with outstand weighs 15/16 lbs. The stand holds them fine, a few minor adjustments to the mounting arms made them easy to move and arrange. I got back a ton of space on my desk, and was able to get the monitors further back than I could on their rather large included stands. I rotate/move my monitors frequently as during the day for my work I use one in portrait and one in landscape, but for general use prefer both in landscape.
Getting the two monitors flush with no space between them is important to me for visual purposes. This was a little tricky at first as the monitors would both want to move slightly but doing a slight over adjustment, then 'resting' the bezels of the screens against each other provides a little bit of counter tension that leaves the screens flush against each other with no gap. I'm very happy with the resulting look/view.
The cable management in the arms is suitable for a thin power cord and display port cable that these monitors use, but isn't really big enough / supportive enough to add a USB cable for the monitors, or running any cables back out if you use the USB ports on the back of a monitor for anything cabled. I wish the cable management channels were a little bit bigger, I feel if these monitors used a regular power cord + display cord I'm not even sure it would completely fit.
The VIV0 102-0 dual monitor stand is a decent buy for its price. It supports dual clamp/grommet which provides a secure installation as opposed to single clamp/grommet arms. The arms are made up metal and feel sturdy. They also look good. I bought it to support 2 monitors and free-up some desk clutter.
I have mounted it by using the grommet mount as my desk has a frame came in the way of the clamp. Mounting the arms were easy. The instructions are precise and crisp and the arms were up and ready on my desk in about 15 mins.
I have 2 monitors. The monitor on right is a 24" HP monitor that weighs 6 lbs. That monitor took to the arm like fish to water and I needed no specific arm or mount adjustment. Also, I can swivel, tilt or raise this monitor without any issues.
The monitor on the right is a 27" Acer monitor weighting 10lbs. I had some issues mounting that monitor. Though the pneumatic arms hold good after a few adjustments, the monitor tilted downwards. I had to basically crank up the tilt to maximum to a point that the monitor does not tilt any more. I can still raise the arm and swivel the monitor without any issues. If I loosen the tilt bolts, the monitor just tilts face down.
I think the advertised 14lbs weight capacity is over rated. May be it can support heavier monitors with some loss in functionality. The cable management is decent. It uses clips and they can come loose. I didnot have issues with it personally but I felt better cable clamping solution would have helped. The arms also go up a decent height. its not an issue for me as I use these monitors while sitting. It may be of concern to people who stand and work.
The monitors also stick out a bit. Be advised that if the desk is set flush with the wall like I have, there is no way to bring both the monitors together. The only way is to set the desk far away from the wall so that the arms can extend beyond the desk.
Overall, for the price, I would give it a 5*. However, due to the flimsy tilt clamp which has basically become non functional, I can only give a 4* (wanted to give a 3.5*)
This monitor arm is a steal for $40, even if you must do some adjusting.
It's made almost entirely of sturdy metal. Branding is tasteful. Instructions are straightforward. Comes with tools and screws. External cable routing is practical.
The hinge is the one thing I don't like about this monitor arm. It's weight tolerance out of the box is very poor. You have to AGGRESSIVELY TIGHTEN the hex key screws at the hinge in order for it to not flop down. I eventually got the hinge to hold up my Acer VG240YP, however I would be very cautious if I had 27" monitors.
Compared to the North Bayou monitor arm: - Metal vs plastic (+) - Less ugly branding (+) - Inferior out-of-the-box weight support (-) - External cable routing vs Internal (+ or - , depending on if you want looks or ease of use)