Arctic Z2 PRO Review | Tech For Techs

Arctic Z2 Pro Review
 

Review by:  Jennifer Griffiths 
Video by: Philip Griffiths
 

Today’s product, to the untrained eye will look like “just another monitor stand”.  But, that is so far from the truth!  The Z2 Pro also includes a USB 3.0 hub that will support four devices.  The arms are great for making life easy in adjustments to fit your individual needs especially for those that share a computer.  Its assembly is very easy to do, and the instructions are very clear.  This makes it also appeal to those of us who may travel and need to set up multiple screens for presentations or even a LAN party.  As easy as it is to put together, it is that easy to disassemble and put away for the next use.  Each arm supports 13” to 27”.  The product is very durable and sits firmly once the clamp is in place.  The arms adjust with ease to change the screen angles.  It is in my opinion, a very well-made product.  But how well did we rate it?  What is the RRP? Where can you get it?  Read on!

Product Description

Z2 Pro – Dual Monitor Arm

Organize your desktop and say goodbye to the tangled cables, thanks to the improved cable management. With the help of Z2 Pro you can fully exploit your work area. The height and alignment of these arms can be adjusted to set your monitors to the optimal viewing angle, thus preventing neck, shoulder and back strain. In addition, the Z2 Pro has a 3.0 USB hub with 4 ports.

 

• Flexibility in the alignment

• Enables working with another monitor

• Can be used in landscape and portrait format

• Easy mounting with detachable monitor heads

• Cable management frees your desk

• Ergonomic seating position through versatile adjustment possibilities

• Four USB ports at the foot of the monitor arm

 

About ARCTIC

ARCTIC is a leading manufacturer of silent PC coolers and components and has initiated and sustainably influenced the trend towards quiet cooling systems. Besides a wide range of CPU and GPU coolers, ARCTIC offers high quality monitor mounts as well as an audio product line. The company, run by founder Magnus Huber, has locations in Germany, Hong Kong and the USA and convinces pc enthusiasts in over 45 countries with innovative and user-friendly products, high quality and fair prices. For more than 15 years ARCTIC stands for comfortable computing, excellent service and personal support.

 

 

Packaging:

  • Attractive Matt Finish with information clearly displayed. (sizes, weights, USB)

  • Picture on the front is clear and accurate.

  • Box has a nice carry handle.

  • The back of the box has more detailed information about the arms, USB and power adapter.

  • Clearly states package contents.

  • Will look attractive on your shelf if you have a retail shop.

  • Eye appealing to your customers.

Unboxing:

  • Instruction guide (easy to understand)

  • Well packed, each part is individually wrapped/boxed and marked.

  • Arms, power adapter, clamp, hardware fittings, USB hub, mainpole for the arms, brackets, all made of heavy duty materials.

Installation:

  • This stand took only a few minutes to assemble and disassemble. 

  • The instructions were so clear that a small child could build it up with ease. 

 

 

 

RRP: £85 (inc Vat)

 

Available from

 

GNR

Spire

 

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Conclusion:

The Arctic Z2 Pro lives up to all of its promises.  I really struggle to find fault with it.  It does what I would expect from a dual mount monitor stand and then gives me a USB 3.0 hub for four devices.  The price is reasonable as well.  I have seen monitor mounts for just one monitor retail around £65.  So this one mounting two and having the USB hub, that is great value for money in our opinion.  Research of the price on Spire and GNR rather than Amazon, you could make around a 17% profit. So, if a customer comes in saying it is £83.00 on Amazon you can get it cheaper from Spire or GNR and match Amazon but still make a profit. 

 

Pros:

  • Attractive packaging

  • Packaging is clearly marked

  • Instructions easy to follow

  • Well packaged

  • Easy to assemble and disassemble

  • USB 3.0 hub for four devices

  • Very sturdy built

 

Cons: 

 

n/a

 

 

Mentionable but nothing to scream about:

If I may suggest, maybe have the outer packaging have a wow factor.  It looks nice and clean as it is but, I can’t help but think some art design to make it stand out would not go amiss. 

 

Scoring :

Packaging:       4

Value:               5

Ease Of Build:  5

Build Quality:  5

 

That being said I award this product a TFT Platinum award for quality and excellence.  Well done Arctic!