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Has its good and bad points ...
on 15 August 2009
This best thing about this book holder is how good it is at keeping the pages wide open, without needing to flatten them first, unlike some other book stands. However, while the clamping action secures the pages open very well, it does become a bit of a pain if you are skimming a book and therefore want to turn the pages often. Also, as the bottom of the book leans on the desk, I found that it didn't work as well as other book holders(such as the 'book chair') that elevate the book by a couple of inches and therefore ensure ease of reading not just through the angle of the book, but also the height . While this product is easily portable, I would not recommend using it at a library or such as the 'clamps' that hold the pages open leave indentations on the page, and it therefore isn't really suitable for use with any but your own books. If your main issue is needing something to clamp pages open though (if you are not happy to 'flatten' your books out, say) then this might be for you.