Top positive review
Great tuner - read on if the reports of breakage have scared you!
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2015
This is the best, most accurate, easiest tuner I have ever used. I own over a dozen instruments & have bought almost that many Snarks so they can "live" on the different headstocks. I own the 8, the 1, & a couple others I can't recall. They are AWESOME! They work on my acoustics, electrics, basses, banjo, mandolin, and even my lap steel (although I have to clip it on the volume knob) In almost 25 years of playing I have never found a better tuner.
But, the ball & socket can break. I have had 2 break that way and yes, it is annoying. You may ask why is this still a 5 star review? Because a drop of superglue solves the issue. Sure, the 2 that broke don't swivel anymore, but so what? I simply angled the face in the appropriate direction before the glue set.
Sure, Snark could build these things out of metal - and charge $40 each, or they could make them inexpensive, easy to repair, and super-easy to use. I kinda like the price I paid for mine. I can't see how people can pay $10-$15 for a tuner and be surprised that they can break.
So, to the really angry guy that wrote how these things are now "worthless junk"... I'll pay you $2 each for your broken ones and be using them 5 minutes after I get them in the mail!!