I have purchased some of the Knitter's Pride in the cubic shape, along with several different cable lengths. I really do like the smooth join, no snagging yarn and the tips are quite pointy, which I prefer. I was using them on a new project, but the cubics were not as smooth as the Harmony needles
, so I did change to the Harmonys after a number of rows. I have had cables come loose with the KnitPicks and also separate entirely from the join. The cable(s) on the Knitter's Pride worked just fine and felt as flexible as KP do. I tried interchanging the cables and they did fit the KP's needles
also. I do like the fact the Knitter's Pride comes in a 16" length, which I ordered, as I have sleeves-in-the-round to do on another project. I just might order some of the Knitter's Pride in the metal and see how they compare with Options, which I really like.
It will be interesting to see if anyone has a cable separation problem with the newer brand. Hope not.