Product Type: Tippex in Homeware
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Squeek your mistakes away
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Member Name: cornishchic
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Advantages: Easy to use, neat, good quality
Disadvantages: Felt tip type pens dont work well over the top
When studying a couple of years ago, I was a perfectionist with taking notes. Everything had to be neat and in my very best handwriting (which is still quite messy!), of course, scored out spelling mistakes sent me into melt down. So much so, I used to rip the page out of my notepad and start again. I needed help! In came Tipp-Ex mouse to save the day!
The Tipp-Ex mouse gets it's name from the design of the nifty little gadget. It is mouse shaped, and then decorated with eyes and ears, making it even more mouse like. The nose of the mouse acts as the dispenser for the correction tape. It's made from a transparent blue plastic so you can see how much correction tape you have left on the roll.
Tipp-Ex was most commonly known for their correction fluid, I remember using it in school. Now they have these little mice, I think they are so much better and convenient than the correction fluid. The mouse gets to work by pushing the nose down onto the mistake and by applying a little pressure and dragging the mouse along, the correction tape will cover the mistake so everything looks neat again. With the fluid, I guess it's just as easy, undo the lid and smear it onto the mistake with the brush, but then you have to wait for it to dry before you can write over it. No need to worry about that with the Tipp-Ex mouse, as soon as the correction tape has been dispensed, you can write straight over the top.
The only problem I have found with the Tipp-Ex mouse is that writing over the correction tape can be a little tricky with different types of pens. When making notes, I like to use Berol handwriting pens, and the felt tip nature of the pens find it hard to set onto the tape. If using biro, for example, there is no trouble at all, just write over it like you would write on a normal piece of paper.
Another minor niggle about the mouse, is if I'm writing quite large, the tape doesn't actually cover the whole height of the mistake. This isn't a major problem as I just do two layers of correction instead of one, but it does mean using more tape.
I bought my mouse about 2 years ago and I still have half of the correction tape left. It still works as good as the first day I used it, so they really are a long lasting product. I think I paid around £2 for my Tipp-Ex mouse, so that's definitely great value for money. My notes were nice and neat and the mouse is easy to use.
Summary: Squeeky clean notes!