James MeyerJanuary 03, 2021
These are fine for what they are, made well enough (strong plastic coated in a metallic paint, but they don’t feel over-flimsy like some products) and the pad is good gecko-pad type material, and the tightening mechanism makes sense. The problem is just that they are limited by physics, so they really only work well in perfect situations. They probably work amazingly against glass or mirrors, but all the smooth tile in our house is just porous enough that after a few hours or a day or two, they lose suction and fall. Smooth enamel painted walls suffer the same problem.
Basically, if you have a truly smooth surface to attach these to, they are probably great, but anything less than perfect and they will be falling within days at most.
However, I don’t think you’ll get any better with any non-damaging solution relying purely on suction. For that type of solution, these are good, but most installations will require more permanent solutions like actual adhesive or screws/nails, things that will damage the surface at the sake of stability/permanency.