Video: Ultra-wide monitors are great for watching movies, viewing photos or playing video games, but terrible for reading web pages and long documents. That’s why many of them can be rotated — but why waste all that energy turning a screen when you can build an impossibly nerdy, over-engineered monitor stand to do it for you?
That’s what Robert Johnson of YouTube’s Making Stuff channel did. He designed and built a custom support for a pair of side-by-side displays, including a 22-inch widescreen Viewsonic that can rotate a full 90 degrees at the push of a button. The rotation takes almost 10 seconds to complete, so it isn’t really saving Johnson much time there. But having a sweet, sweet motorised rotating monitor is worth all the time in the world, in our opinion.