I am a greeting card maker & always looking for a perfect organizational tool to store my sample cards & believe I have found it. The media box is that tool. It is large enough to handle many of my card samples, in an "reach in & grab" system & can store those various sizes too. It is clear, sturdy & love that it has a clear top too, to protect from the environmental elements of water, dust, bugs, etc. Thank you Container Store for carrying great organizational tools for any project need!
May 4, 2014
Great for CD sleeve storage
As others have mentioned, the dividers don't stay in place unless you have stuff packed on both sides of them. And while the lids do have latches, they barely latch on at all and will pop out anytime you lift the box.
Nevertheless, they are the perfect size for storing CDs. I just got rid of all my jewel cases and put the CDs into sleeves. The dividers do keep them aligned and the boxes appear to be sturdy enough to support the extra weight (since the density of CD+sleeve is higher than CD+jewel case), unlike the cheaper boxes that would flex considerably.
March 31, 2013
Good enough but not perfect
Instead of having all my blu-rays and PS3 games piled on top of each other, I use this container to store them. It only holds around 18-25 of them, depending on the size of the box of the disc. What I like about this container is that it allows me to fully use the inner areas of my tv stand cabinets. The reasons that made me take away the two stars are:
1. The container is not as thick as I hoped it would be.
2. The add-on dividers are a joke. They do not stay and a shift in movement of the contents in the container unhooks them from the tip of the container.
June 14, 2010
I have 20 or more of these boxes to store DVDs and VHS tapes and they have held up well. When you fill them up by lining the boxes on their sides there is still room at the top for a few extra video boxes lying on their sides. This helps when you categorize your videos and there is one or two extra boxes that wouldn't otherwise fit in the box.. See-through boxes are a must for me because I tend to forget what is in them if I can't immediately see through the sides.
I tend not to use the dividers that come with the boxes. The dividers do not 'snap' or 'click' into place even though they appear to be designed to do that -- so they are often a nuisance because they move or fall out. I have a pile of them that I should throw out. The lids fit well but do not expect the lids to 'lock' into place. They will stay in place but may come off if you jostle the contents while moving or tipping the boxes.
The boxes stack very well; I stack mine 6-7 boxes high. None of my boxes have cracked or split but they can occasionally bulge out along the longitudinal side if they are slightly abused.
Trying to remove the product sticker from the end is problematic. Sometimes it will peel off clean but many times the sticker tears and sticsk -- and it takes some time to get the sticker completely removed.
Primarily I like the size. Larger versions of these clear boxes are too large to move and store.
September 22, 2013