Umbra Snap 3.5-Inch-by-3.5-Inch Frame, Set of 9, White
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- Nine molded frames with dry erase surface for adding your own personalized message or drawing
- Create and re-create with any dry erase marker
- Mounts to wall with simple tack (included)
- Each frame holds one 3.5-Inchx3.5-Inch picture
- Design, Alan Wisniewski/Marion Lanktree
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Color Name: White
This set of nine Snap frames are a throw-back to the polaroids of days past. Each frames is made from molded plastic with a dry-erase finish. Use any dry-erase marker (black included) to write and re-write your own personal message or name on the frame. Each frame holds one 3.5-Inch square photo and mounts to the wall with a simple magnet-and-tack hardware combination. Available in a variety of fun colors. Umbra- the worldwide leader in casual, contemporary and affordable design for the home.
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The massive, overwhelming, glaring problem that can't be overlooked is that the description flat out lies about how these attach to the wall. It says it's a combination magnet and pin, but in reality there are plastic pieces that snap into the back to provide the floating illusion and then little adhesive stickers to hold up the frames. This means frames cannot be moved around once they're up, so no playing with placement or changing things up if you change out the photos. When you do want to change the photos, you can't take these off the wall do to it since the snap-in backs are so tight the little sticker will just rip right off the wall (with some combination of wall paint coming off and sticker residue being left behind)
But really, all of these problems with the mounting are only issues if you can get the frames on the wall in the first place. My walls are slightly textured, not flat, so adhesives like this just don't hold up for longer than 5 minutes.
If these had the advertised magnet and pin, they would be slightly overpriced, but still worth it for the gimmick of floating Polaroid-type photos if you're like me and enjoy that sort of thing. But, as-is, these are pretty worthless. Sadly, I had so taken the word of this listing that I didn't pay attention before mauling the box, so I'm going to keep the frames and try to modify them myself to be properly functional.
Looking at previous reviews, it seems the change from pin to adhesive is recent and the ad was just never updated to reflect the change. I hope Umbra realizes what a horrible mistake this was and goes back to the previous mounting.
One thing that kept me from giving these a 5 star review is that if you even nudge or knock into them a bit they fall off the wall very easily. They don't break and they go back up very easily so this isn't a huge problem at all.
Great for apartments, dorms, etc, where you're only allowed to put small pin marks in the wall.