Review: Vivo Single Desk Mount

Ever since I got my FlexiSpot Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk last year, I’ve been looking for a better way to have my Acer Nitro Gaming Monitor on it for a couple of reasons. For starters, when I did My Desk Setup article I had it on an old monitor stand which took up a lot of space and didn’t really look that great. Plus I wanted the option of having some extra adjustability should I need it. It’s taken a fair amount of effort, but I think I have finally found the solution in the form of the Vivo Single Monitor Desk Mount.

What I like about this solution is that it bolts right to the desk so that it looks like it part of the desk.

You do have another clamp option where you drill a hole into the desk and put a bolt through it to clamp it to the desk. But I decided not to go that route as I didn’t want to drill holes in the desk. One plus to this mount is that it’s pretty flush to the edge of the desk.

The stand comes with a VESA mount that supports 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x 100mm mounting, and you have to use their screws and washers to attach the mount to your monitor. I point that out because my monitor came with screws and they weren’t long enough to work. The knob that you see allow you to move the monitor up and down. From what I tell, unless you’re 7 feet tall, you should be able to put the monitor in a position that works for you.

The monitor is removable and secured with a single screw on the left hand side. I should note that their VESA mount allows 10 degrees of adjustment up and down, as well as the ability to rotate the monitor. However there’s no left or right movement. Which I’m fine with.

There’s very basic cable management included as well as I was able to get the power cable and HDMI cable out of the way. If they included a second one of these in the box, it would have been better to make things look neater.

Assembly was relatively straightforward and took about 25 minutes. Everything you need to assemble this stand is in the box with the exception of a Phillips screwdriver. Though reading the manual first will help you to plan out how you should mount this to your desk. Once assembled, it’s extremely solid. Which means when I do move the desk up and down, it’s not going to shake. And the net result is that I have a workspace that now has a bit more room for me to work, and is a bit more ergonomically correct as well. Not to mention looking much more modern.

I should note that the stand supports up to a 27″ monitor, and a maximum weight of 17 pounds. So that fits most use cases that most people should have. I found Vivo Single Desk Mount on Amazon for $54.99 CDN which as far as I am concerned as is money well spent as the result is top shelf. And the eagle eyed among you will note that I have some other stuff on my desk that you might not have seen before. I’ve been evolving my desk setup and I’ll have a new desk setup article posted in the coming weeks as I continue to tweak this setup to work for me.

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