Whilst re-organising my desk, stupid insubstantial support swively thing on the contraption snapped off, and then whilst trying a snazzy repair with my Dremel, discovered to my dismay that the plastic base bit melts rather easily. And to think it's only 6 years old. Oldest bit of kit I had. Now it is on top of the monitor with matchsticks supporting it until I can afford a new one. Boo Hoo. So be warned other users, treat it like ... errr a fragile thing.