- for its price, it gets the job done;
- again, for its price, you don't feel bad for banging it around;
- it's versatile in terms of positioning, unless you're looking for extreme angles;
- only good when stationary. moving the boom around unlocks the screw that holds the lower and upper parts of the base rod.
- the horizontal adjustment of the boom is difficult - the screw there doesn't always hold the boom in its place. especially if you have a heavier mic;
Now, if you're looking at this product, you probably want to get the cheapest mic stand, whatever the reason. With this in mind, this is definitely a choice that can make for yourself and you'll be moderately happy.
Do have in mind though that if your setup is one where your microphone needs to move around and not be stationary, this happiness won't last much.
The screwing/locking mechanism that holds the lower to the upper portion of the base is not good. After a couple of weeks of use, you would need to screw it super tight to have it able to hold the boom of the stand at the desired height. This is also a problem in cases where the floor or carpet is not perfectly even - the screwing mechanism will not prevent the boom from swinging around which is quite frustrating. Furthermore, when you move the boom around, the twisting motion will "unlock" the screw and the whole boom will fall down. Not cool if you happen to be speaking at the same time.
One more negative aspect of this product is that it is impossible to have the boom in a horizontal position and extended at maximum. If that's a setup you need to achieve, be prepared that you'll need to put some weight to the legs of the stand, otherwise it just falls over.
Overall, if you're looking for a stand you're going to be using for a long time, I'd advise you to look for something of a higher quality. This one is really not worth it in the long run. I already sold mine.