Product Type: Tippex in Homeware
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Not any ordnary mouse!
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Member Name: basketofbuttons
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Advantages: Easy to use, relaible, inexpenisve, value for money
Disadvantages: None at all
The Tippex Pocket Mouse is an ingenious invention, which I use both at work and at home. It is basically a correction tape which sits inside a blue plastic mouse shaped dispenser. I bought mine from Staples and it cost me £1.99. This is the second Pocket mouse I have used and I have decided I much prefer it to the old method of using liquid correction fluid.
The old style correction fluid in the bottle with the brush or the sponge applicator was messy to use. It was fiddly and smelly and it also dried out very quickly inside the bottle despite me making sure I always turned the top on hard. Even so, it still managed to dry out and every time I went back to use it, it invariably had turned lumpy and thick and would take ages to dry.
This applicator which is in the shape of a mouse's head and body is very easy and quick to use. I just point it over the mistake I've made and press down and pull towards me. The correction tape comes straight out of the mouse's 'nose' and it's really quite fun to use. What I really like about this method of correcting mistakes is that it is dry instantly and this means I can write over the top of the error without having to wait for any fluid to dry.
The last time I used this was last Christmas when I was writing out a boatload of Christmas Cards. I'd had a few too many glasses of wine and I kept on making lots of silly mistakes on both the cards and the envelopes. The correction tape came in really useful and it meant that the card recipient's couldn't see my mistakes (well, I hope not, anyway).
The tape lasts forever, and even though this is my second 'mouse' now, the first one I had must have lasted me almost two years. That's what I call really good value for money.
It's cute, it works well, and it is a quality correction tape.
Also posted on Ciao! as basket of buttons
Summary: No much easier than traditional Tippex