The best monitor stands in 2024: improve your desk ergonomics cheaply and easily

Monitor showing a mountain scene as its screensaver, and sat one of the best monitor stands
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The best monitor stands can place your computer monitor in the best ergonomic position, helping to protect your eyesight and posture over time. So they're really worth the investment in your future health, particularly considering how affordable they can be.

Also called monitor risers, they're basically little tables that sit on your desk, in a similar way to the best laptop stands. Elevating your monitor by a few inches so the top edge of the display becomes level with your eyeline, they help you to sit up properly and reduce the strain on your eyes too. So if your monitor's own stand lacks height adjustment, they're a good option.

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Ben Andrews

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