“ Brand: Nobo / Misc House Type: Marker „
The small whiteboard in my office really was a good purchase - no longer do I have to waste paper when I want to jot down some notes or an important number. It did mean however, that I would have to invest in some whiteboard markers (I use the word 'invest' loosely, as the purchase of whiteboard markers is neither a real financial or emotional investment in the grand scheme of things!). Of course I wasn't really fussed which markers I got, so I basically bought the first ones I saw in Staples - which happened to be the 'Nobo Glide Drymarkers'. A two pack of these Glide pens retail at around £2.50, wheras the assorted colour four-pack (black, blue, green, red) comes to £4.69. The body of each pen is made from sturdy plastic and white in colour - the ink colour represented by the colour of the cap. Ideal for use on all drywipe boards, these pens are chunky and comfortable to hold. The lids fit on nice and tightly, and from a safety perspective, are probably a bit too large for small kids to swallow. A nice feature of these pens is their anti-roll device which stops them constantly falling off sloping tables. This is done via a little notch on the lid, which prevents the pens turning more than 180 degrees when placed on their sides - it's a nice touch, and one which should perhaps feature in all pens. Some dryboard markers have a really strong and chemically smell - and whilst this Glide variety isn't scent-free, the aroma isn't too overpowering and isn't that noticeable. Most importantly, the pens are smooth to write with, and produce a gliding feel (hence the name) on the whiteboard. The ink which the pens produce seems to wipe off easily, although it does seem to stain the white-board a little if left on for more than a couple of weeks - this may be due to my fairly cheap white-board though. In general, each pen lasts a healthy amount of time before it runs out, and at roughly £1.25 each they are certainly good value for money. All in all, Nobo Glide Drymarkers are decent marker pens which I would highly recommend. Although there aren't that many colours to choose from, they write smoothly and last a reasonably long time.