I checked a lot of desk lights out before opting for this one and I'm pleased I did. Good quality item and just what I needed. The clamp is pretty sturdy and grips the shelf next to my desk very well. The light can be folded out of the way when not in use and doesn't look out of place at all. I'm using it with batteries because all the USB sockets on the right hand side of my laptop are already being used, but that suits me because there is no trailing cable to worry about. I'd recommend it with no hesitation.