A few months ago after reading the other review for this product I ordered it thinking it would be perfect for my desk in our kitchen. I liked that it was black so it would not stand out and it had a few different sections so I could put a lot of things in it. I have really enjoyed using the Rolodex Mesh Pencil Cup and thought I would take a minute to review it.
The Rolodex Mesh Pencil Cup Organizer is made from metal that is coated in black. The bottom of the cup holder is smooth plastic under the section where you would put your pens which is nice because that way you do not have to worry about the pens marking up your desk. The area under the drawer is mesh. There are sliders on the bottom but they were not deep enough so I added some felt sliders on top of them to make sure my desk would not get scratched.
The pencil organizer is oval shaped and measures just over 9 inches wide, 4.25 inches from front to back and just under 4 inches tall. There are two pencil sections on each side for a total of 4. Each of the pencil cup sections are identical and are only about 3 inches across at the wides part.
In the center of the unit are three trays that are about 1 inch deep. Two of the sections are 3 inches wide by 2 inches from front to back. Behind these is a narrow tray section measuring 1.5 inches by 4.25 inches. Under the trays is a drawer that slides completely out. The drawer is mesh and measures just over 2.25 inches deep. The drawer is 3.75 inches wide and 4.25 inches from front to back. The front of the drawer dips down so you can grab it to open it.
On the front of the pencil organizer is a chrome plate with the Rolodex name on it.
On the bottom of the organizer is a tag that states that the Organizer is made in China and distributed by Sanford in Oakbrook IL. The web address is www.sanford.com
My experience using the Rolodex Organizer
I have really enjoyed using this organizer, It fits a lot of pens pencils and markers. It is nice to be able to separate them into the different sections. I even keep my scissors in this organizer. The little trays and drawer are nice for keeping post it pads or even a little tube of chap stick. I keep my business cards in the little drawer because it keeps them handy and is big enough that I can have a lot of them in there. It would also work if you wanted to keep a roll of tape in the drawer or some rubber bands. Really you could fit a variety of things in that little drawer.
The metal has held up just fine and looks like new still. With the addition of the extra felt sliders it is safe to use on my desk and I have not had any problems. I am sure I will be using this pencil organizer for years to come.