We think of wall mounts as something we use for our TVs, but using them for monitors is even more important, especially for people who spend hours each day in front of one. The ergonomic benefits of an adjustable monitor wall mount easily outweigh any price you can pay for them, but these days, the prices have come down so much that even the most sophisticated models, containing all the bells and whistles, won’t break the bank.
In order to avoid those annoying neck cramps and back pain, you should position your monitor some 2 to 3 inches above your eye level. The proper distance should be a fully extended arm, with just your middle finger barely touching the screen. This positioning can hardly be achieved without a wall mount, preferably one that supports movement in all three axes. Almost all models support tilt and swivel, but those are just used to reduce glare and ensure optimum viewing angle. If you really want a mount that can help you alleviate the negative consequences of spending a huge chunk of your day sitting in front of your monitor, you need to get one of the models that sport an extension arm that support both height and distance adjustment. This will allow you to fully customize the position and find the optimal setup for you.
As more and more employers realize the positive effects of an ergonomically-correct sitting position, monitor wall mounts are becoming a norm in offices. Not only they reduce the strain on employees, but they also increase productivity and reduce downtime. The increased demand has led to the market being flooded with various models, each claiming to be the best. There are plenty of companies, employing the science of ergonomics to create a perfect wall mount, but there are also a lot of copies and cheap knock-offs also. Getting through them in order to find a perfect wall mount can be tedious, so we created a list in order to help you narrow your choices and focus only on quality products.
Included below, we have tried to find something for everyone. There are models with and without extension arm, so you can pick the one you need. Some of them support quite heavyweights, while others are designed for smaller and lighter monitors. These are all the factors you need to consider before making a purchase.
WALI Articulating TV LCD Monitor Wall Mount
The WALI Articulating TV LCD Monitor Wall Mount comes with a full-motion extension arm that supports displays from 13 to 30 inches. The weight limit is 33 lbs, so if your monitor weighs more than that, this isn’t a wall mount for you. Frankly, though, there aren’t that many monitors that are that heavy. The mount comes with both VESA 75×75 mm and 100×100 mm holes. It can be adjusted from -15 to +15 degrees tilt, 180 degrees swivel, and a full 360 degrees rotation. In the collapsed position, this mount will only take up about 2 inches of space between the wall and your monitor, which is great if your space is limited. Fully extended, it will reach 14 inches. It can be mounted via a 5.9” X 1.6” wall plate on nay vertical wooden stud, concrete, or brick.
EVERVIEW Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket
Able to carry up to 33 lbs., EVERVIEW Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket is suitable for most medium monitors and TVs. The VESA mount comes in two sizes, 75×75 mm (3×3 inches) and 100×100 mm (4×4 inches), which are standard for monitors between 13 and 27 inches. You can see which ones are for your monitor by measuring holes on the back of it. It is compatible with all major brands, including Sony, Lg, Westinghouse, Samsung, Toshiba, and others. The mount can be tilted up to 5 degrees upward and 15 degrees downward, to help combat the glare. Its low profile comes at the price though, since it can’t be extended or adjusted horizontally. On the other hand, it is very easy to install.
HUANUO Monitor Wall Mount Bracket
This HUANUO Monitor Wall Mount Bracket has a much lower weight limit compared to other mounts on our list, but that is due to the fact that it comes with an extension arm, which dampens its ability to carry heavy displays. Although it comes with several VESA sizes, including 75×75 mm,100×100 mm, 200×100 mm, and 200×200 mm, you can only use it for monitors up to 17 lbs., which severely limits its usefulness. On the bright side, it comes with a gas spring system, allowing for a smooth adjustment and creating a free-flow effect. It can be adjusted from -35 degrees to +35 degrees tilt, can swivel 180 degrees and supports a full 360 degrees rotation. It also comes with free Amazon tech support.
WALI Single LCD Monitor Fully Adjustable Gas Spring Wall Mount
Capable of withstanding monitors up to 27 inch and up to 14.3 lbs., this WALI mount comes with VESA mounting plate in two dimensions, 75×75 mm and 100×100 mm. Thanks to the sturdy construction and quality materials, the arm can be extended up to 19.6 inches. It allows for a 75 degree of upward tilt and 45 degrees od downward tilt, with 90 degrees horizontal swivel in both directions. The mounted monitor can be rotated 360 degrees. For smooth operation, the mount can be bought with a gas spring extension arm. It comes with a mounting hardware kit, so it can be installed on brick and wood walls, and 10-year protection.
WALI Dual LCD Monitor Fully Adjustable Gas Spring Wall Mount
WALI Dual LCD Monitor mount is a great solution if you have two monitors attached to your computer. VESA 75×75 mm and 100×100 mm allow installation of monitors up to 27 inches and 14.3 lbs. per one arm. You can also mount monitors with different sizes. Each arm can be extended up to 17 inches, with a +75 degree / -45 degree tilt and 90 degree / -90 degree swivel. With a 360-degree rotation, it is easy to switch from portrait to landscape position or any position in between. Double monitors are slowly becoming the norm even for casual users and this mount allows you to have your displays positioned perfectly to reduce both eye and neck strain from prolonged use. Both arms come with gas springs, so finding that ideal position is easy and effortless.
NB North Bayou TV Monitor Wall Mount
Designed for smaller monitors from 17 to 24 inches, North Bayou TV Monitor Wall Mount comes with chrome plating on the arm for added style points, ensuring that it will fit in in almost any room design. It has two VESA sizes,75×75 mm and 100×100 mm. It is easy to install and use. It lacks gas spring, but there is a screw that allows you to adjust the tension so that your monitor will stand exactly where you want it to, regardless of weight. Speaking of weight, this mount will support monitors from 4.4 to 10 pounds. Fully extended, the arm will stand 15.2 inches from the wall, while collapsed it will only take 3.4 inches of space between the wall and the monitor. Handy cable guides will allow for free movement, without any risk of entanglement.
VIVO Full Motion Wall Mount
VIVO Full Motion Wall Mount is one of the simpler models with extending arm on the market. That simplicity and sturdy steel construction allow it to carry even the heaviest monitors, up to 44 pounds. VESA mounts in 75x75mm and 100×100 mm are designed for monitors from 13’’ to 27’’ in size. It comes with cable clips for better cable management. It lacks the full movement of more sophisticated models, supporting only +5 degrees to -12 degree tilt and +45 degree to -45 degree swivel. Still, that should be enough for most users. The arm can be extended up to 10 inches, while fully collapsed it only takes up 2 inches of space behind the monitor. It can be installed on both brick and wood walls.
Mount-It! MI-2829 Small TV Monitor Wall Mount
Mount-It! MI-2829 Small TV Monitor Wall Mount is a perfect solution for people looking for a simple, no-fuss mount for monitors from 19’’ to 25’’. Its simple construction makes it possible for this mount to carry monitors and TVs up to 44 pounds. On the other hand, it severely limits its movement, making it possible to tilt the monitor just 12 degrees down and swivel it up to 30 degrees. If this isn’t enough for your needs, then this mount isn’t for you. VESA mount makes for easy installation, and comes in two sizes, 75×75 mm and 100×100 mm. Mount-It boasts US-based customer support, so you won’t have any trouble getting all the help you need from their team.
AmazonBasics Heavy-Duty, Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount
Not many articulated mounts can carry heavier monitors and TV up to 40 pounds and this Amazon Basics model is one of them. Keep in mind that this mount comes in several sizes and this one is the smallest, supporting monitors from 12 to 39 inches in size. To support such a large variety of sizes, the mounting plates come with four VESA mount sizes, 200×200 mm, 200×100 mm, 100×100 mm, and 75×75 mm. The heavy-weight capability comes at the price, though. This mount doesn’t support rotation or large angles of movement. You can tilt it from 15 to-3 degrees and that is it. It doesn’t even allow swivel. This was done out of necessity to allow a large extension, up to 16.1 inches, and still maintain the ability to carry heavy units. It is made out of aluminum and heavy-duty steel.
PERLESMITH Full Motion TV Wall Mount Bracket
Able to fit monitors from 13’’ to 30’’ thanks to two VESA mount patterns (100x100mm and 75×75 mm), this PERLESMITH Full Motion TV Wall Mount features an articulated arm that can extend up to 14 inches. It can also retract to take up just 2 inches of space behind the monitor. It supports 360 degrees rotation, a +15 to -15 degrees tilt and a large swivel from -90 to +90 degrees, although the size of the mounted TV can be a limiting factor here. Both flat and curved monitors can be mounted on this bracket and it comes with concrete anchors, so you can mount it on a concrete wall, as well as brick and wood.
Mounting Dream’s Full Motion Monitor Wall Mount TV Bracket
Supporting a wide variety of monitor and TV sizes from 10 inches to 24 inches, this wall mount from Mounting Dream can withhold up to 33 pounds of weight mounted on it, so make sure to check how much does your monitor weighs before installing it, unless you want some nasty and expensive surprises in the future. It has several sizes of VESA mount holes predrilled, with the biggest one being 100×100 mm. The arm can be extended up to 13.7 inches. If fully retracted, it collapses to just 2.3 inches, making it one of the biggest space-savers on our list. Mounting Dream boasts robot-welding technology, so the entire mount is well-made and sturdy, allowing them to offer a 10-year warranty.
AmazonBasics Premium Wall Mount
Designed for precise adjustment, this AmazonBasics Premium Wall Mount won’t be able to carry heavy monitors, but it is sufficient for most models used in home and office settings, supporting displays up to 32 inches in size. It has a large movement radius, with the arm that can extend up to 25 inches and a 13-inch height difference. It supports a full rotation for easier viewing. Changing the position is almost effortless, requiring just a gentle push in any direction, thanks to the well-designed joints. The installation is very easy, as this mount comes with all the necessary screws and a useful user manual.
VideoSecu ML12B TV LCD Monitor Wall Mount
Supporting VESA mounts in 75x75mm and 100×100 mm sizes, this VideoSecu wall mount is quite sturdy and can easily carry TVs or monitors up to 44 pounds. It can be extended up to 15 inches and retracted to just 2.4 inches to save space on your desk. The sturdy construction doesn’t allow for a lot of free movement and this mount only supports tilt of +5 to -5 degrees and swivel of 180 degrees, although that will depend on the actual size of your monitor. It can also be rotated for a full 360 degrees. The mounting plate can be detached, allowing you to install the mount by yourself, which can be handy if you are home alone.