How to Set up 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm

When installed, the 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm (MA260MB) is very easy to position, with reliable and sturdy base, keeping two monitors safe and sound while hanging on top of the desk. The highly adjustable arm allows users to free up their work desk and setup dual monitor at the best ergonomic position with a simple touch. It is not a perfect computer accessory for its kind, but it is very well-built and definitely made to last.

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Specs

  • Highly adjustable arms move up, down through 12.4 inch range , and tilts forward and back of at +55°/-90° with just a touch for optimal ergonomic positioning.
  • Can swivel monitor 180° and rotate monitors to portrait or landscape
  • Provides 22 in of height adjustability and 25 1/2 in extension from base
  • Fits both 75 mm x 75 mm and 100 mm x 100 mm VESA-D monitor bolt hole patterns
  • Clamp mount fits desks up to 2 5/8 in thick; grommet mount fits up to 3 in thick
  • With cable management system
  • Clamp or grommet mount
  • Weight capacity of 20 lbs. per arm
  • VESA MIS-D Compliant
  • Contains 45% recycled content
  • Weight: 13.7 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 22.9 x 19 x 5.5 inches
  • Color: Black


Design

This dual monitor arm makes it easy for anyone to work in multiple computer applications and improve work productivity. It comes with a high quality design in both aesthetic and technical aspects. It’s very well-made, from fittings to finish, and doesn’t compromise quality and usability.


The 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm (MA260MB) looks like it is built to last as it comes with sturdy and hard-wearing components. The clamping system is made up of solid metal that connects a solid metal pole where its arms are mounted, and solid metal arms to hold and secure the monitors in place. The arms of 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm (MA260MB) is highly adjustable, can move up and down, forward and back with a simple touch. It can hold 27 inch widescreen monitors conveniently.  Mounting pole is painted chrome, and the rest is glossy black.

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Setting Up 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm (MA260MB)

 

Setting up this dual monitor arm is quite straightforward. Package includes hex keys to adjust the arms and suit it to the weight of the monitors. The only hard part is holding the monitor in position while attaching the mounting bracket to the back, but it can be done by a single person.

 

This product can be mounted to a desk using a supplied clamp or with a pre-drilled whole. Both options look nice. It comes with three joints that allow you to maneuver and position your monitors in any position you like. At the base is the joint that controls the initial height, the other two controls the direction of the monitor (left or right). Users can also choose between portrait or landscape orientation. Monitors can also be stacked on top of each other, giving you more options as to what you want to do with your setup.

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The last arm comes with a spring loaded mechanism that provides the arms a sense of “counter balance.” The spring applies little pressure to pull monitors back to the neutral position (high or low), so the monitor will not move on its own and move the monitor up and down with relative ease, with a simple touch of a finger.

Some diagrams on the example is not clear, and you must always pay attention to the torque (using the allen wrench) to get the right balance for both arms. Arms don’t bend right though, and they are better when extended.

 

The joints are a little stiff out of the box, but they can seem to loosen up after a bit. The arms are hollow on the underside so users can hide and run monitor cables – cable management system. This gives a very clean appearance in anyone’s workspace as it conceals cords nicely.

 It takes a little trial and error to get the perfect resistance using the hex wrench, and it depends on size and weight of the attached monitors.


In Use

Like any high quality dual monitor arm, the 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm MA260MB saves desktop space and provide better ergonomics. It allows users to adjust their monitors easily to their preferences, thanks to the product’s great range of motion. This product stands very stable on any desk surface (once you are able to work with the weight of your monitors versus the torque settings.

Monitors in both arms can be moved up and down, forward and back. Each arm has 21 inch height adjustability and can extend up to 25 ½ inches from the base, allowing the monitors to spin 360° for landscape and portrait orientation. The clamp mount hardware can fit desks of up to 2-5/8 inch thick, while the grommet mount hardware can fit desks of up to 3 inch thick. Each arm can hold 20 lbs., be it a computer monitor, a laptop, or a tablet (it comes with optional attachments for laptops and tablets). It doesn't take much to loosen the connections and get things positioned and locked back down again.

 

Bottom Line

All in all, if you’re looking for a high quality dual monitor arm to give you a comfortable workstation, then you should check out 3M Easy-Adjust Dual Monitor Arm (MA260MB). It’s very well-built, looks clean and sharp and ultimately a versatile tool to have. It’s a bit expensive, and there are certainly better alternatives, but products with such quality are quite rare to find, and you will never go wrong investing on this one.



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