I bought some Flexihoops from The Looking Glass, which I prefer over plastic or wood spring hoops. The first cross stitch kits I bought included these and I gave the pieces away neatly arranged in the hoop with the hook attached (I usually take it out while working on the piece). I was seriously considering buying some more of those kits just to get the hoop so when I saw them in The Looking Glass I bought 4. I find they make the piece drum tight and don't move about and loosen like the other styles.
I would love to buy some Q-Snaps but they aren't available here in small needlecraft size, only the really big size for quilting.
If I could have my dream I would get a handsfree frame, I think this one looks good: