Product Type: Tippex in Homeware
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Another mouse on my desk
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Member Name: AlmshoeRachy
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Advantages: No smell and immediately ready to write over
Disadvantages: Sometimes takes a couple of goes to work
Tipp-Ex is a well known brand of correction fluids. The company was started in Germany in 1959. The name Tipp-Ex is formed from the words Tipp - type in German; and Ex - Latin for no more.
Tipp-Ex has gone a long way from the potent smelling white liquid which was impossible to remove from clothing or any other surface. In 1999 they launched the Tipp-Ex Pocket Mouse.
The mouse is actually shaped and designed to look like a mouse, and is complete with ears, eyes and nose. It is a small hand held device complete with thumb indentation on the left hand side to make it easier for use (sorry left handers!). It is made of sturdy plastic and not easy to break. The mouse contains white correction tape. To use, you just flip up the mouse's nose and press it down on the writing which you need to erase. It is ready to use instantly - no shaking before use! The idea is that it glides smoothly over the unwanted type and leaves a nice straight and even strip of the correction tape. After use you just flip the nose back down again.
In my experience it probably works 9 out of 10 times. There is the occasional time where you have to try several times before it starts to work, and sometimes have to readjust the tape to ensure it is flat and comes out smoothly. Occasionally it does not attach to the paper properly and there may be some flakes which need brushing off, but it is easy to go over the area again. When it has gone on flat and straight, one coat is fine, and the writing disappears beneath the tape. If you have covered too much or made a mistake with it, it is easy to remove if you do it straight away. The tape is odourless and is ready to write on immediately, unlike the liquid Tipp-Ex which has a strong smell and takes some time to dry properly.
Overall I would definitely recommend The Tipp-Ex Pocket Mouse. It is long lasting and reasonably priced at about £3. I find it an essential item on my desk at work, and because of its ease of use and the fact that it makes no mess, it is perfect for children to use as well.
I am giving it four out of five, as it is a fantastic product, but occasionally is more difficult to use than it should be.
Thanks for reading. Rachy
Summary: An essential for my desk