i have the knitpicks options and absolutely love them. Even in Aus, when one of my cables came apart i took it back to the shop where my husband bought them and they just swapped them, i've never had any come loose while i'm knitting. I did have one cable that used to catch the yarn, but when i looked closely it was just a teeny bur where they had drilled the hole for the tightening key, so I just got it off really carefully with a nail file, and problem sorted, I wouln't swap them for the world!!! Go for it!!