Are you tired of coworkers sneaking up on you when you are focusing on your work? Are you looking for a computer monitor mirror that will allow you to see behind you in your office? This article will give a review of five options for a monitor rear view mirror. My favorite, and the one I have used for years, is #1.
I can certainly say with passion that I love my pc monitor mirror! Since my back is always facing the corridor I can always tell when someone is either walking by or walking into my cubicle looking for me.
I recently wrote about my rear view computer monitor mirror and people are certainly surprised when I address them by name before I even turn around in my chair. They think I might have eyes in the back of my head! (Don’t miss my YouTube video review at the end of this article!)
A lot of computer mirrors have been purchased by readers who have visited this site over the past few years. As a result, I have been able to accumulate a lot of statistics related to those purchases.
I have also made it a point to personally purchase the top 5 most popular mirrors. This would allow me to review them all objectively.
I hope the information below will help you to make an educated decision on the perfect mirror for your own office space. Here are my Top 5 monitor mirrors! These are in order of how many have sold via this site, starting with the least and #1 is the most!
Monitor Mirror & Computer Monitor Mirror Top 5
If you are looking for a really small footprint as far as computer mirrors are concerned this Uxely Monitor Mirror might just be your best option.
As of 08/22/2022 there are only 18 ratings at an average of 2.3 out of 5. To be honest, you may want to consider another one of the mirrors below as these sell for $9.99 which is not a great value.
The mirror monitor comes with a couple of triangular pieces of Velcro with an adhesive backing.
One will adhere to the monitor and the other will adhere to the mirror and the Velcro will keep the mirror attached to the monitor. It’s an easy solution.
There is a notch in the back of the mirror which allows you to attach it easily to the corner of a monitor. The mirror itself is covered with a plastic cover for protection and you simply have to remove it to reveal a clear shiny mirror.
The CIPA 4” X 5.5” HostSpots Oblong Stick-On Convex Monitor Mirror is a great value for a mirror.
These are actually advertised as a rear view mirror in a car but, if you read the reviews, most of them use them to attach to their computer monitor or somewhere else in their cubicle.
There were a number of complaints about the adhesive that the mirror comes with is not strong enough.
Some solutions are offered such as using 3M double-sided tape instead of the adhesive supplied with the mirror. I found that the adhesive was plenty strong as you will see in the YouTube Video.
This Modtek Clip On Rear View Mirror has been a big seller on this site and I think it’s because you don’t really have to worry about adhesive since it’s a clip on mirror for computer monitor.
That certainly gives you the flexibility of being able to move it anywhere around your office or even at home. It also has an adhesive option but it appears that the reviewers don’t use the adhesive.
One particular reviewer found that it didn’t easily attach to his flat panel monitor so he attached it to a shelf above his desk and it worked perfectly.
This one is pricier than the other options shown thus far but what I always say is you get what you pay for (most of the time, that is…).
Let me just say one thing about this See All ICU7 Clip On Monitor Mirror – it is huge in comparison to the others.
In fact, I found it much too large to use on my flat panel monitor. In fact, someone used this same clip on mirror to view people coming down the corridor at a corner right down from my office.
I think this clip on mirror for computer monitor has other uses than for a flat panel monitor and would work well on a shelf unit in the corner of your office or anywhere else in your office.
The iViEW Computer/Laptop Monitor Rear View Mirror is my #1 monitor mirror and it just happens to be the one that I use every day in my cubicle.
I purchased this mirror back in March of 2013 which is over 9 years ago and wrote about it in this article. The article will give you many images and steps on how to affix it to your computer monitor.
This mirror uses an adhesive and it has been rock solid on my computer monitor as I stated for over 9 years.
I placed it at the left corner of my plat panel monitor (as seen in the image) and I use it every single day as my back is to the corridor as I sit in my cubicle. I absolutely love it and highly recommend it.
Monitor Mirrors Review Summary
Searching for the right monitor mirror for your small office is a fun exercise. I went through looking at the above monitor mirrors for my office and found what worked well for my working environment.
It’s a nominal investment for a rear view monitor mirror and probably one of the best values around. A computer monitor rear view mirror will keep you aware of who is lurking in the corridor behind you.
Whether you purchase a clip on rear view mirror or a computer monitor mirror that uses adhesive, it will be a great addition to your office environment. If you’re looking for convenience and portability I think a clip on mirror should be your choice.
Check out my video review below and if you have any questions about any rear view mirror for computer monitor seen here please leave them in the comments or use my Contact Me page!
Rear View Mirror for Computer Monitor YouTube Review
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Bob has been blogging for over 20 years and has been an office and cubicle dweller for more than 35 years. He has been featured in numerous online publications such as US News and World Report, Bustle, and Work Awesome (you can read his articles here). He created the popular office website CubicleBliss in January 2011 and rebranded it as WorkspaceBliss in April 2020.
In the office he’s been an IT Manager, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Project leader, and Programmer Analyst in his long career. He’s a Certified Microsoft Professional and possesses a Masters of Science degree and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one of those in Informational Technology.
During his career he has worked in the office full-time, as a hybrid remote worker, and has worked from home permanently.