This hourglass is a great addition to my desk at work. The shapes that the magnetic "sand" takes on are quite beautiful. My coworkers are constantly flipping it every time they come in my office to watch it.
Beautiful formations of the "sand"
Very sleek and elegant to sit on a professional desk
There's a warning with the product not to place the hourglass on the base with the side full at the bottom as it could break the glass. (I haven't had any problems with it yet)
The wood base looks a little cheap. It's just a smooth sanded piece of wood. It would look much nicer if the base were stained.
Lots of fun to watch the metal fall and build in the bottom. Sure doe collect dust on the outside though, so glad I keep it close enough to regularly dust off. The wood block is a natural block of wood with a magnet in the center. I can't see why it could not be painted and or stained to look a bit more polished for a more high-end look
Bought this for my husband as he always needs something to play with at work while he is sitting at his desk. He has made multiple comments on how addicting it is to watch the "sand" hit the bottom. Says the guys at work play with it as well. Was not disappointed at all with this purchase. Makes for a great conversation piece.
Got this as a gift for my dad and he loves it! It's well-made and mesmerizing to watch. He keeps it on his desk at work and it's always catching the eyes of others!