I have issues with some of the guitar stands that look metal but when you use a magnet to hold sheet music down the magnets don't stick. I also found that the holes help keep the paper in place. I never new why there were holes and that may not be why, but it works. Also the sheet music holders are very tight and you can fit comfortably two sheets across. Now onto the side holders. They were made I am sure so you can hold a mic. Well I use them to hold head phones and other items. I will be using on stage to hold my harmonica mic so that I can change mics without having to change cords. If you buy these for public speaking I am sure you can attach a mic for the speaker. If you use them for church as a podium I am sure the same is true.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]