| Great concept, flawless...
, March 3, 2012
Great concept, flawless execution, please don't stop stocking these!
These are really good for anyone who needs to put things up on vertical surfaces
but wants to avoid sticky tape (even low-tack) and post-its, or needs to hang
something a bit heavier. I did a test and it can actually hold easily a dozen
sheets of printer paper!
The adhesive on the back is sheer genius - it's really strong, but it doesn't
leave a single mark. I waited several weeks before reviewing these so I would
see how the surface fared underneath, and it's perfect, which is remarkable as
it's varnished wood which can be rather sensitive!
The magnet inside is the secret to why it holds so much - it's the rare earth
kind, which means despite being tiny, it is incredibly strong.
The cover on the magnet is also a great choice in terms of design - it's a
translucent frosted color, which means it really blends in on white paper (even
on colored paper, it's still discrete). This choice means that when you put up a
piece of paper that's white, it looks like it's staying in place on its own!
PRetty awesome, very uncluttered look that won't clash with the rest of your
The color is very nice, simple and would probably blend in perfectly on bright
white walls (I only tried these on darker wood furniture though, because my
walls are aqua green). I do wish the colors were more muted, like earth tones,
or bolder, like jewel tones, as they would blend in better inside a home. But
maybe that's just my own preference for these shades talking :-)
But that's a very, very minor complaint. On the whole, these are perfect for
anyone who stays organized by putting up notes-to-self and to-do lists where
they will be used (eg a list of calls to make by the phone, the grocery list on
the front door, a packing list for an upcoming trip inside the closet, and so
on) but does not want bits of paper cluttering up every horizontal surface and
is sick of using sticky notes/tape or blue tack. These are essentially like a
very tiny magnetic message board.