- Manufacturer: AOC
- Model: AD110D0
- Type: Dual Monitor Arm
- Supplied by: AOC
AOC AD110D0 Review
The AOC AD110D0 is a Dual monitor arm and is one of the most impressive Mounting solutions I have had the pleasure of using. I have tried cheaper options found on Amazon and other sites, but nothing has come close to the quality and reliability of the AD110D0.
Its core aluminium alloy construction makes it extremely durable, and I can imagine it will last a long time. There are a couple of small plastic covers on the sides as well as under the arms for cable management, but for the most part, it is entirely constructed of thick, durable metal.
The thickness and design of the arms go a long way to instil confidence, they are extremely robust looking and feeling, almost seeming over the top for their purpose.
The design, though robust, is still stylish, while the. angular styling allows them to fit into most setups and not look out of place. A large AOC logo on the side of both arms also adds a nice touch of branding, especially when there are AOC monitors mounted on them.
At the core of the AD110D0 are mechanical gas spring systems that feel butterfly smooth when adjusting position. The force required to move the monitors around is sufficient that a simple bump isn’t going to affect them, but you won’t be fighting it to get the display where you want it. This tension on the joints is also adjustable through a nut found at the top.
Assembling the system itself is fairly straightforward, with a comprehensive instruction manual to guide you. I would advise you to figure out the height you want the base at before mounting the monitors, as adjusting afterwards becomes quite a pain.
The first step is to choose whether you want to clamp onto or drill through your desk. Personally, I have chosen to use the clamp as it’s extremely secure and I don’t want to drill through my desk.
Once you have mounted the stand to your desk, you pop on the quick-release clamp at the desired height and slide on the arms while pushing in an insert that keeps the arms stable. Make sure the insert is in the right way, though, otherwise when adjusting later you may find yourself in my position, where I had two monitors to support while trying to shove it back in.
Lastly, mount the monitors with the included screws on their VESA mounts and position them to taste.
Positioning can be objectively hard, but that is dependent on what you want them to do and how much planning you do beforehand, I did next to none, so ended up taking it all apart to move the mounting point to a better location.
I have mine so that one is directly in front of me for gameplay and one is to the side wrapping around where I usually have OBS, Chat or just my PC screen displayed. In this kind of configuration, you will want the mounting point further over to the side you want the side monitor to be.
The arms also allow full tilt, swivel and rotation so if a vertical monitor is what you need the AD110D0 has you more than covered, I even managed to get one near enough on top of the other for a fun experience.
Once you are in place it’s all golden from there. I have been using the AD110D0 for a few weeks now with 2 of AOCs wicked 27-inch Q27G2Us and it has not shown any sign of budging. I have given the desk a vigorous shaking and they wobble a minimal amount but bar that they are dead set in place, not even a millimetre of movement.
I have found them to be super reliable, and easy to adjust when needed. One of my favourite features, however, comes tied in with the plastic pieces on the bottom mentioned earlier. They are covers that pop off so that you can run the cables up the arms in a nice and tidy fashion. Cable management has never been easier for me.
The surface of my desk is now not only free and clear but looks clean due to the cable management routes in the arms, and there is more than enough space for several cables.
The only downside I have found with the whole system is that the bottom portions of the arms are shorter than the top half. This leads to some mild annoyance when you try to position them, as what should logically work, doesn’t, due to the offset in length. This is but a minor annoyance, though, and you really only have to deal with it when you want to arrange or rearrange your displays.
The AD110D0 is an excellent option for anyone looking to clear up some space on their desk or who wants to have the movement and flexibility of mounted monitors. It has more variation possibilities than the stands included with most monitors and it will make your whole setup look a million times better. Cable routing for the monitor connection is far easier and tidier, and the cables for desk-bound peripherals are no longer hindered by the presence of a stand.
Beyond that, my second monitor can now hover over my Xbox where it would not have been able to before.