The Bontend tablet mount.Source: Bontend

Best Tablet Mounts for Your Desk Windows Central 2020

Tablets are some of the most useful devices around, but they can be somewhat awkward to use while sitting at a desk since they're designed to be held in your hands. However, tablet mounts can help alleviate that issue by holding the device up for you, allowing you to use it much more comfortably. Therefore, getting a quality tablet mount is something every tablet owner should consider doing. The market on tablet mounts is vast, but we think the best overall choice is the AboveTEK Tablet Stand due to its incredibly sturdy design, high adjustability, and excellent size compatibility.

Best Overall: AboveTEK Tablet Stand

The AboveTEK stand.Source: AboveTEK

The AboveTEK Tablet Stand takes the top spot on our list, and when you look at the numerous benefits it brings to the table, it's easy to see why. The whole stand is made out of durable metal, and the base, in particular, is heavily weighted for maximum stability. On top of that, the stand has 360-degree rotation and 180-degree tilt (90 degrees forwards and backward, respectively), allowing you to view your device from nearly any angle. In terms of tablet compatibility, the stand will work with devices sized between 6 and 13.5 inches. This means it will be compatible with the vast majority of tablets out there.

Pros:

  • Stellar build quality
  • Excellent adjustability
  • Strong device compatibility

Cons:

  • Arm doesn't extend

Best Overall

AboveTEK Tablet Stand

Best of the best

Offering incredible stability, adjustability, and compatibility, this tablet mount takes our top spot with ease.

Runner-Up: Bontend Tablet Holder

The Bontend mount.Source: Bontend

If you'd prefer a mount that has an extendable arm, the Bontend Tablet Holder is an excellent alternative to AboveTEK's option. It has a less sturdy base due to it not being as weighted, but the stand itself is made out of tough aluminum. On top of that, the eight-inch arm that holds tablets in place can be extended or retracted as desired. You can also rotate your device a full 360 degrees while it's in place, too. In terms of supported tablets, this mount will work with any tablet that's between 6 and 13 inches.

Pros:

  • Durable build
  • Excellent adjustability
  • Strong device compatibility

Cons:

  • Base isn't as sturdy

Runner-Up

Bontend Tablet Holder

Our silver medalist

The Bontend Tablet Holder is a fantastic alternative to our top pick, trading some stability for an extendable arm.

Best Clamp: Arkon Heavy Duty Tablet Mount

The Arkon mount.Source: Arkon

This mount is virtually identical to the Bontend option in terms of design but trades the stand for sturdier metal and a clamp that you screw into your desk. This makes it extremely stable, but it also means that the stand will be harder to move to different places. Due to this, it's best to go for this mount if you're looking for a stand you don't plan on moving. It's worth highlighting that this stand can fit any tablet-sized between 7 and 18.4 inches, making it one of the best options on our list when it comes to compatibility range.

Pros:

  • Stellar build quality
  • Excellent adjustability
  • Amazing device compatibility

Cons:

  • Difficult/time-consuming to move once installed

Best Clamp

Arkon Heavy Duty Tablet Mount

As tough as a mountain

Thanks to its heavy-duty design and clamping mechanism, this stand won't move no matter what.

Best Versatility: CTA Digital Tablet Mount

The CTA Digital mount.Source: CTA Digital

This versatile mount is less durable than the other options on the list so far, as the aluminum pieces are thinner and farther apart from one another. However, it can function both as a stand and as a clamp thanks to the "pocket" piece that can be screwed into a surface. This "pocket" holds the entire stand in a clamp-like fashion, but you can unfold the legs of the stand and take it out to use separately too. Paired with the ability to fit tablets sized between 7 and 13 inches, foldable arm, and 360-degree rotation capabilities, this stand takes the cake when it comes to overall versatility.

Pros:

  • Works both as a stand and a clamp
  • Excellent adjustability
  • Strong device compatibility

Cons:

  • Less stable than previous options
  • Clamp difficult to move once installed

Best Versatility

CTA Digital Tablet Mount

Anyway you want it, that's the way you need it

This mount can be used both as a clamp and as a stand, making it very versatile.

Best Height: nbryte Tablet Stand

The nbryte stand.Source: nbryte

This unique stand uses four flexible "spider legs" instead of a traditional base, and you can adjust them to suit your preferred position. The tablet can't turn or rotate, and the flexible legs aren't as durable or stable as a traditional mount. However, the flexibility of the legs means that you can elevate your device high in the air, which you can't do with most other stands. On top of that, the legs also work great for uneven surfaces, too, since each one can individually be adjusted. It's also important to note that this stand can fit any tablet on the market, making it the best choice in terms of compatibility.

Pros:

  • Flexible legs can hold devices high in air
  • Flexible legs work fantastic for uneven surfaces
  • Best device compatibility

Cons:

  • Not as sturdy or stable
  • No tablet turning or rotation

Best Height

nbryte Tablet Stand

Aim for new heights

This stand trades maximum stability and toughness for a high height and compatibility with uneven surfaces.

Best Basic: Lamicall Tablet Stand

The Lamicall stand.Source: Lamicall

This mount is very basic, only offering support for tilting (albeit with a large angle of 270 degrees) in terms of adjustment. However, the stand itself is fairly sturdy thanks to the metal alloy material, and it's super inexpensive, making it a strong budget option. It supports between 6 and 13-inch devices.

Pros:

  • Solid build quality
  • Strong device compatibility
  • Very inexpensive

Cons:

  • Not as adjustable as other options overall
  • Non-weighted base isn't as stable

Best Basic

Lamicall Tablet Stand

Affordable and dependable

Both sturdy and inexpensive, this mount is perfect for people who are looking to save money.

Best Budget: MoKo Tablet Stand

The MoKo stand.Source: MoKo

If you're looking for a good option for as little money as possible, the MoKo Tablet Stand will be best for you. Like the Lamicall stand, it only offers tilt support and only 15 degrees of it (60-75) at that. Also, instead of metal, the stand is made out of thermoplastic, which is less durable overall. Still, for the dirt-cheap price it sells for, this mount is an extremely cost-effective option. Just keep in mind that it will only fit devices sized between 6 and 11 inches, which is a noticeably smaller range of compatibility than the other stands on the list.

Pros:

  • Sufficient build quality
  • Extremely inexpensive

Cons:

  • Not as adjustable as other options overall
  • Non-weighted base isn't as stable
  • Worst device compatibility

Best Budget

MoKo Tablet Stand

Bottom of the barrel ain't bad, after all

Offering decent quality at a dirt-cheap price, this stand is for folks who want to pay the least amount of money as possible.

Bottom line

Tablets can be difficult and unwieldy to use while you're sitting at a desk, but with a tablet mount, you can make it significantly easier and more comfortable to do. This means that you'll have a much more enjoyable experience with your tablet, and in turn, get more use out of it.

There are a ton of different tablet mounts on the market, and each one we put in this list offers different pros and cons to consider. In the end, however, we feel that the best overall choice is the AboveTEK Tablet Stand thanks to its incredible blend of fantastic build quality, a plethora of adjustability, and satisfactory device size compatibility.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. He's relatively new to the writing scene, but he counters that lack of experience with a rock-solid work ethic and a desire to improve at every opportunity. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

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