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3M DH 640 - Copy holder - black, clear
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- Place documents where you need them, keeping them at eye level
- Increases the effective space available on your workstation
- Sits directly in front of monitor and can hold heavy books or large documents
- Easy to adjust and complete with elastic line guide. Can stand alone on desktop or hang over edge of desk when tracks are mounted using removeable Command(tm) Adhesive
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 45.7 cm x 27.9 cm x 10.2 cm
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The surface, whilst reasonably thick, feels to be made of brittle plastic (it is the type that gives a sharp click, when flicked gently with a fingernail--rather than the softer sound you get from stronger plastic) and I fear it could easily snap or break if accidentally knocked. This isn't aided by the fact the two (heavy) supports have nothing really between them other than this surface, ensuring that to move it around you will have to pick up both supports simultaneously (or risk putting the pressure of the weighted supports on the plastic--which I wouldn't reccomend).
Another flaw (which has been very badly thought out) comes from the elastic line guide. It is nothing more than an elasticated strip with a flimsy clip at either end. Whilst it clips around the surface fairly easily, the slightest tension makes it fly off! Therefore, you cannot change documents without taking it off and putting back on each time and if you are looking at anything with pages (for example, a brochure), unless it has been fully flattened they will cause the guide to come off (what is the point of it?). They advertise it as being able to hold "Very heavy documents or books". This may well be true, but the guide to hold the pages back cannot cope with anything over 1cm or so of pressure.
I'd say this was worth around 30 pounds tops. Even then, you will still have to modofy it yourself (I've actually drilled some small holes in each side and passed the elastic through so it stays where I want it to--though you could also use some small bulldog clips to get roughly the same result).
The price, both initial and discounted, is unconscionable, and that's the last time I'll mention it.
Declaration out of the way, I'm going to structure my review with hash points, since bullet points are anathema to Amazon. I'll do the pros and cons in the same place.
# This document holder is antiquated and outmoded since it works best -- or only works at all -- if one has a DESKTOP computer's monitor sitting atop a huge CPU. Now, since that was last commonplace in about 1990, it follows that only collectors of 'vintage' computers will make good use of this
# The materials ARE flimsy (I'm agreeing with another reviewer) and I can't see any patentable technology here, so there's surely nothing stopping a factory in China knocking these out and selling them in the UK for 'thirty notes'. I criticise the materials because even the transparent plastic screen (which IS the product; all the other bits just support and adjust this transparent plastic screen) has imperfections in it. I mean copy warps under this screen because the plastic has swirls and suchlike at points (at this price!)
# The elastic guide IS secure (I'm disagreeing with another reviewer). In fact, it's so secure that it is difficult to remove it after you've attached it. The manual says nothing about attaching this elastic, but a little common sense and a close look at both screen and the plastic attachments at both ends of the elastic reveals that the attachments run along what is in effect a monorail (the left and right side of the screen).Read more ›
Firstly, the sheer size of this thing. The two sturdy feet feet require a desk space of something like 32cm deep by 46cm wide. Because of the way you tilt the transparent paper holder the depth can actually increase by a few centimetres. The two sturdy knobs that hold the whole thing together and let you adjust the angle of the transparent paper holder stick out a little to both sides so in reality you need a space about 49cm wide. Then you have the transparent surface on which you hold or rest your paper or book - this is 29cm tall by 46cm wide. What all this means is that you may have to clear some desk space in order to fit it in. Getting the right angle is a one-off job because the adjuster knobs are pretty easy to use and hold everything firmly in place. The transparent surface means you can see what's on your desk behind it, which may indeed be your computer monitor. It means more light can pervade your work space. How long it will last and continue looking good I really can't say. It's plastic and you will need to treat it fairly carefully.
Secondly, the cost. If you work in an office it's likely you won't have to pay the cost of this thing personally, your company will pay for it and benefit from making you more productive, maybe because your workspace becomes more ergonomic. Personally I very much doubt whether I would pay this much for a paper holder, but I imagine that if it were used by someone who routinely needs paper angled toward them while they work then the cost could easily be justified.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You'll need to make some space on your desk for this document holder but it's worth it. Rather than being a lightweight plastic holder that sits to the side of your monitor this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Personally I can't see that the product has anything about it to warrant the price but it certainly does its job well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tasha
It's handy to be able to have your copy documents at eye level underneath your computer monitor. The 3M Copy Holder will keep your document securely in the optimum viewing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian
The 3M DH 640 - Copy holder is very expensive for what you actually get – even at Amazon's price of considerably less than it's RRP. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James B. Spink
Nice wide and deep copy holder. Equally suitable for holding full sized A4 books, sheet music, magazines etc. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Groom
Well-designed and sturdy, this makes positioning of documents so straightforward, particularly those that are bound and prone to springing closed as soon as you let go of the page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dolphin
I really like this copy holder, and wanted to give it a higher rating, but due to the ridiculous price tag and thin plastic material, I just can't! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. Graham Cummings
This is a proper document holder! it's a sturdy and robust item that can be angled to suit your set up. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alison
This is a very expensive copy holder and takes up masses of desk space, so you need a really big desk or the strange arrangement that is shown on the amazon page of having your... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. Stephen Redman