Cable needles are never the right size, and tend to be fiddly and twist when you are not holding them. These catch the fiber and the short length is just right. Such an improvement over the metal versions.
I read all the great reviews but no on stressed the package light weight compact dedign of the case. I slid the case into my bag this morning and it is so flat!! It takes up no room at all. And the needle joins are no fuss And I love the points. I am totally happy with this set.