Usually, when J buy these from other brands, and "cheaper prices" I end up having to toss them after about 2 weeks because I get that metallic taste... The gross taste that tastes like burnt metal I am talking.
When I got this Grav Lab taster with the dugout, I was super excited about all of the neat features, I should have done the review sooner, but I have had mine a full year, and 2 weeks from purchase.. It is just now finally getting that burnt taste, but it is STILL fully functional and it is also under heavy use, so for just one person on light use, I would say you may even squeeze another year out of that duration, dependent on use. DEFINITELY WILL BUY AGAIN.