I am a therapist and sometimes need to record discs. I have a good mic, but had to use a huge boom stand, which got in the way of the desk and was bulky to store. This little desktop stand does the job. It is small, and folds down even smaller, so it will fit in a briefcase with your laptop if you need to travel. It holds the mic at the right distance/height for me to record onto my PC while I'm at my desk working. My only criticism is that there is no 'boom' part, so you can only get the mic as near as the feet will allow.