So I'll jump directly to cons: 1. It's not really 8 inches in height. The height goes around 5 inches. In fact in "Product Dimensions" it says, the height is 28 cm which is equal to 11 inches approx. 2. The build quality sucks. There's some patches of manufacturing glue visible on the product. Can very easily become scratched. 3. Too expensive. This should actually cost less than a mug in my opinion.