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Needs to be modified to live up to claims
on 17 June 2009
When I received this item, the accompanying description read: Holds text books, cookbooks, magazines, manuals, newspapers clipboard, binders.
To be fair it works well with some books, especially hardbacks but not at all with magazines or newspapers. The problem is that the wire frame just doesn't give enough support. A clip-on plastic platform could have been included to get round this to give the added support, but it wasn't. You can easily make a hardboard platform to put on the holder (approx 22cm x 7cm)which works quite well. Also, it has a tendency to close up if it is placed on a smooth surface. Again, this can be got round by putting a non slip cover on the wires at the base - shrink wrap works fine, or alternatively make a simple strut to hold it open. So, with a few modifications it can be made to (just about) live up to the claims made on the packaging. But £8 (inc pp) is a lot to pay for four bits of wire and a couple of plastic tubes, when a few little extras could have made it much more versatile.