Company refunded purchase price through Amazon today, solely based on my unsatisfied review. I did not contact them or return the merchandise - just simply was notified about the refund through email by Amazon. This impressed me, as they are standing behind their product and customer guarantee. For that, I increased the stars to 3 - still feel the same about the bands for my age group of students, but want to make sure the company gets credit for treating its customers with integrity. Nice to know there are companies out there like Solace.
Bought for middle school classroom to try after we got to test out the Bouncy Bands, which we loved, but can't afford for every desk.
Pros - easy to install, and cheap at $3 each.
slip down to the ground if your desk legs don't have a natural stop.
Snap on kids' legs if they get overly silly with them.
Tend to twang and make noises with same type students, so for a bit until they got used to them, I had extra classroom management to do instead of less to do.
Get very dirty right away, looking unappealing.
Not super-durable with middle school feet - two out of ten bands already have tears, and I had to remove them.
Working on a way for them not to slip down the legs (testing out multiple layers of electrical tape to create a "stop" on the desk legs) and twisted them up so that they only have one surface instead of the two, which helps with the twanging/snapping of legs.
Overall, not nearly as satisfactory as the Bouncy Bands which are totally quiet, no issues, don't slip down, and exceptionally more durable, BUT so much more expensive - we don't have the $15 for 32 desks, so making do.
Next going to try some heavy duty exercise bands that are black (won't show the dirt) that seem about the same as these kick bands and are about .50 cents a piece cheaper with same modifications. We have even tried using Gatorade bottles as stops so they don't slip to the floor, with a little bit of success (our awesome custodian came up with idea and test pair) but they make their own noise, and well - look not-so-great. I'll update in a month or so to let you know how the modification process is going.
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 5.1 x 7.6 cm ; 254 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 363 g
- Item Model Number: 4332487867
- ASIN: B06Y63BLBR
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 21 May 2018
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,701 in Health, Household & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health, Household & Personal Care)