Looking for the best monitor stand can be a pain simply because there are so many to choose from. For today’s edition of “The 3 Best” I thought I’d narrow things down to 3 options for you in order to make things easier. I will admit, I had an Apple/Mac user in mind when I chose these particular monitor stands, but don’t worry: if you’re a PC user I think you’ll like them just as well!
There are several advantages to owning a monitor stand. The most obvious is that they can add some height which can help you sit with a more ergonomic posture (and anything with health benefits for people who work at a desk all day is welcome in my book). Ergonomics aside, and depending on your desk, some extra height can simply offer a more comfortable viewing angle.
Another major benefit (and one of the main reasons I use one of the monitor stands I recommend below) is that you can store your keyboard and mouse under many monitor stands (all the ones I’ve listed here). This is great if you need to sign documents, sketch or do anything else that requires extra desk space and for just storing your items when they aren’t in use.
The last two benefits are both great, but often come one at the expense of the other: style and extra functionality. Some monitor stands, like the first one I’ve listed below, simply look awesome and are an easy way to make your workspace and desk setup just look cooler. Other monitor stands, like the second and third on this list, offer extra ports and card readers of various kinds to help you stay more organized and get more done (easier).
So for whatever reason you’re looking into a new monitor stand, here are my top choices for you for this year. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!
Grovemade Walnut or Maple Monitor Stand
I have always loved Grovemade’s handmade wooden tech accessories. Currently sitting on my desk as I type this very article (and featured in my dream desk setup video) are the Grovemade Walnut Keyboard Tray, Wrist Pad, Dock and Monitor Stand (and Grovemade has sent me plenty of additional products to review as well). I love everything about these products, but there’s no deny thing that the main feature is simply ...