DoubleSight Flex Stand with Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot for Monitor (DS-230STA)

DoubleSight Flex Stand with Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot for Monitor (DS-230STA)

  • Height: 3-Inch up/down
  • Tilt: 45 forward or back, monitors tilt independently
  • Swivel: up to 90, monitors swivel independently
  • Pivot: 90, monitors pivot independently
  • Special Viewing Feature: Monitors adjust individually. Stand only adjusts for Height

DoubleSight DS-230STA Monitor Flex Stand, Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot

List Price: $ 195.52

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3 Responses to DoubleSight Flex Stand with Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot for Monitor (DS-230STA)

  1. Daniel J. Galvin says:
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic Stand, May 15, 2013
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    This review is from: DoubleSight Flex Stand with Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot for Monitor (DS-230STA) (Personal Computers)
    I haven’t written a lot of reviews but given how much time I spent researching monitor stands before actually deciding on this one I figured I would share my thoughts because it is such an awesome stand yet has so few reviews.

    My condo has a computer nook built into one of the walls. It is basically a desk with walls on three sides. It’s very wide but only has a depth of about 23.5″. Just in case there is any confusion, depth here is referring to the distance from the edge of the desk where I sit to the back wall. The base of the monitor I was using before this stand was quite large dimensionally so I was only able to push the keyboard back so far before it ran into the base, leaving very little clearance between the bottom of the keyboard and the end of the desk. When I type I like being able to have my elbows comfortably on the desk. I also like being able to put a book between the keyboard and the end of the desk to aid in typing while looking at the book. The monitor stand I had prevented me from doing either of these things because of how much space it took up.

    The main things I was looking for in a stand was 1) be desktop type, 2) not be too low, 3) a base with minimal depth, and 4) have a base that was extremely flat so I could push the keyboard onto it when I wanted extra clearance. One pattern on many desktop stands I noticed was that the depth of the base would be short, but the riser holding the crossbar attached to the monitors extended backwards (for balance I assume) which made the effective depth more than just the depth of the base itself, as the riser prevented the base from actually being flush against the wall. I am happy to report this stand does not have that problem. The riser goes straight up from the base. There is a height adjustment knob on the back of the riser, however it protrudes only slightly further back, if at all, than the furthest part back of the base.

    Doubletree offers several monitor mounts through Amazon. There is one extremely similar to this model, the DS-224STA (this stand is the DS-230STA if you didn’t happen to notice before checking the reviews). I mention this because the 224 has many more reviews than this stand and if you’re like me, you’re extremely reticent to trust a product that only has one five-star review. I did a little research and according to DoubleSight’s product page ([…]) the 230 is basically a reengineered version of their existing dual monitor stands (e.g. the DS-224STA) designed to be both taller and accommodate larger monitors. If you check out the negative reviews of the 224 the majority of them complain the 224 is 1) too short and 2) barely allows for angling when both monitors are 24″. This stand solves both those problems. I have dual ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch monitors and they both fit comfortably without even having to mount them on the widest setting. Additionally, at the stand’s maximum height the bottom of both monitors is 6″ off the desktop. And if this still isn’t enough for you can get a 3″ height extender for $40. Now, the 230 does cost a bit more than the 224. It was around $145 when I bought it but looking at Amazon now it’s closer to $160. Given what I have seen so far I would definitely be willing to pay $160 for this stand, especially considering that the 224 with the height extension would be about the same height as the stock 230 and cost more. The depth of the stand is only 9″. Even with the height-adjustment knob on the back, that distance barely changes. Also, the base is flat enough to get a keyboard up onto it comfortably. The legs on my keyboard are pretty short, so if this is something you’re looking for more than likely this stand will fit the bill.

    There are other noteworthy things to mention about this stand. It’s extremely solidly built. I estimate it weighs 15 or 20 pounds and it’s extremely stable. I tested it by mounting one 24″ monitor. Provided the arms are not put at too awkward of an angle the stand will easily hold one 24″ monitor without tipping over. It also comes assembled, except for the mounting brackets which need to be attached to the monitors before being attached to the stand. That makes sense though. Also, I like the way it looks. The pictures on Amazon to some degree make it look a little “industrial” for lack of a better word, but it actually looks quite smooth and polished.

    In closing, this stand met or exceeded all four of the requirements I described above, and then some. Even if you’re shopping for dual-monitor stands on a budget consider paying a little extra for this stand because it’s a quality product. If I ever do upgrade to a larger monitor set-up I will be sticking with this stand and upgrading it.

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  2. C. Perez says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent stand, but shows its weakness when confronted with max capacity, September 19, 2013
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    C. Perez (Camp Humphreys – Korea) –
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    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: DoubleSight Flex Stand with Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot for Monitor (DS-230STA) (Personal Computers)
    I love honest reviews, ones that really help potential buyers know what they are getting into, don’t you? Well here we go.

    Currently I’m military stationed in Korea and have limited access to items, so my time is spent researching to ensure whatever I’m getting shipped is the real deal, and will perform 100% to my expectations. First about the packaging:

    Double boxed and shipped to Korea through USPS. No issues and was shipped promptly and secure. Manufacture ensures that they properly package item to avoid damage during shipment.

    The stand: High quality, I felt very sure this would meet my needs. FULLY ASSEMBLED (Except the tv mount (Bracket). I would like to add that although not annotated, this DOES include a package of screws. I’m sorry I can’t give you the size, but they were all the same “size”, but different lengths. This was a welcome addition since I failed to think about this before ordering and I don’t have access to get mount screws where I’m at.

    Very adjustable. Height, width, angles (in towards each other and up/down). While on the up/down, I mounted x2 32″ Sony televisions KDL-32R400A which are WELL below the max weight rating of this stand. I’m having an issue with one side not holding the tv at the right angle, the tv starts to droop (face down) because of the weight and the inability to tighten the set screws. Included is a Allen wrench to tighten the assembly screws, which fits this pivot point, but it is currently maxed out. My next attempt will be to disassemble, ensure the point is free of oil/grease reassemble, and may include a lock-washer or even try and source some bolts.

    Included are the mounting screws for the bracket-to-tv, black plastic zip-ties and one or two black Velcro straps to hold wires “hidden” and together. A couple nice additions.

    I haven’t tried to pivot the screens 90deg and I don’t (in my configuration) really have the room or equipment (32″ TV’s) Plus, if you read above, one of the brackets does not properly hold the tv at the desired angle, I’m currently…. ??binding?? one tv against the other to keep them from drooping down. Not exactly what I wanted to do, but its working for the time.

    Lastly, with this size of TV on the stand, it is stable, but if touched does demonstrate a very obvious “wobble”, not the base of the stand, but the vertical adjustable portion of the stand. Its fine unless you touch the tvs, but I’d much rather have a better (ie: fixed, and not vertical adjustable stand)to prevent this from happening. I suppose even an additional tighten point on the base would be useful to prevent this.

    In closing: Everybody thinks it looks amazing. I do as well. I’m just really “Type-A” and it annoys me that my monitors wont properly align with each other because they have to be bound against each other to prevent movement. The stand (tv mount arms) wobble in the base. For my needs, despite that this stand does look amazing, is built really well and finish is excellent, I’d probably been better off just mounting my TVs in their stands and setting them on the desk. I’m not UNHAPPY with my purchase, but had I see/experienced this first hand prior to purchase, I wouldn’t have purchased with this size TV. Having said that, 32″ TVs (ie: monitors) is a bit much. 26ish would have probably meet my needs and been a better fit in these mounts. I also only purchased this mount after directly conversing with the maker and purchased based upon their application specific (part number) for my needs.

    Corey

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  3. Anonymous says:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost what I needed, January 24, 2014
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    This review is from: DoubleSight Flex Stand with Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot for Monitor (DS-230STA) (Personal Computers)
    Pros:
    1) Fully assembled, ready to go out of the box
    2) Can accommodate larger widescreen displays (sort of)

    Cons:
    1) The design is so piss poor that this unit will topple over if the screens are not set very far back on the arms, which significantly limits the flexibility of this product (a main selling point). The screens I am using with it are lighter LED monitors, 7.72lbs each and it is a balancing act trying to get a decent configuration, without dumping hundreds of dollars of monitors, screens first on my desk.
    2) If you are the sort of person who has the crazy notion that dual monitors should be positioned next to each other, adjoining and flush on the top and bottom, go buy an Ergotron or be sorely disappointed with this unit. Not only can I not get the monitors line up, they both are canted at slightly different angles on the vertical plane.

    If I had not paid $188.10 for this thing I would take a bat to it, Office Space style.

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