I wanted a dry erase board that was not only magnetic but would last a long time. This looked perfect. Unfortunately I did not realize this would be heavier than standard glass. It is glass backed with a sheet of metal. The weight is not the only issue unfortunately. I have a set of magnets from my last white board and was looking forward to using them. The thickness of the glass prevents a standard magnet from having any effective staying power on this board. It comes with four super strong magnets (about the size of a single cell battery) which were not enough for my use. I ended up buying a set of neodymium magnets. These super strong magnets will act like regular magnets with this board.
I love this thing! I use it all the time. The quality is good and the casters roll smoothly and the brakes hold well. The magnetic board is strong enough to hold everything I have needed, but I haven't used it for heavy items, just paper. The built in shelf is really convenient to hold my materials as I am giving my presentation, keeping things seamless and moving along. I can't recommend it enough!
We've had this board for a year and have found that it is durable, dependable, convenient, and easy to use. It's a bit odd that the tray to hold the markers doesn't extend across the entire length of the board, but we use the magnetic "ReWritables Dry Erase Fine Point Mini-Markers" which stick to the board itself so we don't really need a long tray.
This was a great purchase. The easel was easy to assemble and it is the perfect size. The magnetic big book holder is wonderful. My students love to hear me read big books and I love how I don't have to juggle to keep the book open or turn the pages.
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