A monitor stand can be a great, affordable tool to create a more ergonomic setup at your work desk. By raising your screen to eye level, monitor stands reduce strain on your neck and shoulders during long hours at the office. 

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Some stands and risers also double as organizers, with built-in caddies, shelves, and drawers to store items like pens, notebooks, and sticky notes. Stands with simpler designs also have underneath space where you can tuck away your phone, tablet, or keyboard when you aren’t using them to help create more space on your desk. 

I’ve analyzed the best monitor stands available and broken down their features to help you decide which option is the right fit for your setup.

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pros

  • Compatible with screens up to 27 inches
  • VESA mounting
  • Easy to move
cons

  • Has a weight limit
  • Not suited for curved monitors

pros

  • Storage drawer and pockets
  • Mesh design for airflow
cons

  • No cable management features
  • No keyboard storage

pros

  • 3 height placements
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
cons

  • Short height placement
  • Adjusting heights can be challenging

pros

  • Adjustable height
  • Angles for screen placement
  • 3 storages spaces
cons

  • Requires huge desk for full extension
  • No room for laptop