Z2 – 3D dual monitor mounting arm

Z2 – 3D dual monitor mounting arm
Price: $110 U.S.
Company: Arctic

 

Having many monitors on your desk can improve your work by providing more screen area to display applications and data. But the counterpart is the space the monitor bases consume on your physical desk. The Z2 – 3D from Arctic is a dual monitor arm that will greatly improve your work area.

When I received the arm, the first thing that I was faced with was the weight of the parcel. The product is built with very solid and heavy material. Considering you may have a large monitor, it’s reassuring to know that each arm can support up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs). The base is also very solid when attached to the desk, and it adds a nice four port USB 3.0 powered hub right where you want to connect a USB keyboard or mouse.

 

Assembling the arm took a relatively long time, maybe over an hour, but the provided instructions were clear enough to make it easy. The monitor mounts are VESA 75 and 100 compatible, which should cover all VESA compliant displays on the market. Some additional screws and spacers are provided in the box in case your displays have particular mounting requirements.
Once built with the monitors attached, it took me a while to have the displays properly aligned to my needs. I have two 19 inch LCD displays, and the horizontal size of them is a bit high for the possible extention of each arm. With the tight space between the wall, the arm, and the monitors’ rear, making the fine tuning adjustment was not as easy as I expected. But I finally was able to put the displays to a comfortable height and position.

The Z2 – 3D dual monitor mounting arm is very solid and I would not be afraid to attach two 27 inch monitors to it. I guess that with larger displays it would be even simpler make the final adjustments as the arms would be more extended and easier to position.

MyMac Review Rating: 7 out of 10

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About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won’t turn back to the PC.

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