I had never heard of the Justik but it sounded like a fascinating device - an electronic pinboard of sorts. I was curious to see how well it would work and for some things it works very well. For others things, no so much. I would consider it “somewhat useful”. This is a clipboard-sized device that uses batteries to generate an electrostatic field that can be used to attract paper, CDs and other small items to it. The idea here is that it can work as an organizational tool to keep important items off the desk and out of piles, making them a lot easier to find. The concept is simple and straightforward, and it is in some ways better than an actual clipboard as it does not apply pressure on what it’s holding. In service, though, it is limited. It cannot hold two sheets of paper that are on top of one another unless the top sheet is offset a bit and touches the Justik surface. Thicker items such as poster board, even when small, do not stick well and are more likely to slide off. It does hold CDs, but ONLY if they are on the label side and they simply slide off if you try to place them recording side down. My guess is that it needs a non-sheer surface, as smooth plastic (even very lightweight) does not stick. I had trouble getting the battery compartments open to put in the 4 AA batteries. The covers simply slide off, but they are quite tight and are not easy to move until you have done them a couple of times. I suppose this is good in that the batteries will remain secure, but it also means frustration when changing the batteries. There is some room for improvement with this device, though it does work to some degree. It will hold papers and CDs though the capacity is limited and it is a little fussy with certain materials. I have it in my office where it holds a checklist for me.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]