Product Type: Tippex in Homeware
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Tippex Pocket Mouse
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Advantages: Less messy than liquid Tipp-Ex
Disadvantages: Uneven distribution if you don't press hard enough
Tipp-Ex Pocket mouse is quite simply a revolution for me in the office. Tipp-Ex which is a brand name for liquid paper is typically sold in small bottle with a brush and it is essentially just white paint that you paint over any incorrect words or spellings on your documents. It isn't as popular these days as it was back in the day of the type-writer as it is easy to edit documents in word processors but I still find Tipp-Ex useful and always have some with me in my office. Tipp-Ex mouse is the less messy version of Tipp-Ex Liquid. You get a small mouse-shaped container, the red nose lifts up to reveal a white ribbon. You roll this tip along your paper and the white "ribbon" transfers from the mouse to the paper thereby covering the word or mistake in white "paper".
I used to find the Tipp-Ex liquid would dry quite lumpy and bumpy or be too thin so it would need several layers, also the liquid needs time to dry. The Tipp-Ex mouse provides a nice flat piece of "liquid paper" to write over and is not lumpy and bumpy like the liquid. You can also write straight on top of it and it does not need time to dry. You get 9m of tape in the Tipp-Ex mouse and the one I have had has lasted me seriously years and years, I don't use it too often but use it at least once per week for something or other. Sometimes if you don't press hard enough the tape doesn't transfer very well to the paper and you get half of the word covered and half of the word uncovered which isn't ideal but easily rectified. The only small downside I would say about the Tipp-Ex mouse is that the tape can sometimes peel away from the paper at the edges, something you wouldn't get with the liquid. The other down side is the thickness of the tape. If you just want to erase a tiny error such as a comma or full stop, the thickness of the tape is 4.2mm so it is hardly very subtle, smaller mistakes are more easily rectified with the liquid version. The mouse version is about £3 so not particularly cheap but it does work well and last a long time so quite good value overall. I would say that there are other cheaper copy-cat brands out there but for me, the real deal is the best one so worth spending the extra pennies on.
Overall, I prefer the mouse to the liquid version of Tipp-Ex. I would highly recommend the product and think it is worth paying a wee bit extra for compared to cheaper brands. I am not looking forward to mine running out!
Summary: Highly Recommended
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