Product Type: Tippex in Homeware
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A mistake to purchase
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Member Name: SpiderDreams
Tippex Pocket Mouse
Advantages: quicker to use than original tippex fluid,
Disadvantages: if you dont use it often, the tape stops coming out neat
The Tippex mouse was a revolutionary version of the dip and wipe Tippex correction fluid that came in a little bottle and seemed to take ages to dry.
The idea behind the Tippex mouse was that you pressed its nose against the paper were an error had been made, pushed down and drew him back over the word(s). A strip of Tippex correction tape would be left, adhered to the paper concealing the mistake.
Sounds like a good theory but not that great in practice.
It comes in a curved little container, with added "facial features" printed on to give it the quirky "mouse" look. This just adds to the gimmicky feel.
The shape of the Tippex Mouse is actually good and fits snugly in the hand, allowing for easy comfortable grip. To reveal the Tippex-ing ability, the little hinged cap on the mouse's nose just needs flicking open.
A press and draw motion is meant to release the tape-like Tippex application in a smooth, straight line allowing you to write on it immediately.
At best I have found these to work once every 5 times. Most of the time, the tape doesn't adhere fully and lifts up or doesn't "stop" when you finish, no matter how careful you are. I have had whole pieces lift up on me or cut off and leave a "snaggle" that can be caught later and ripped off.
Writing on it is much better than with the original Tippex that never seemed to dry smoothly. However the older an applicator gets the sticker the Tippex tape and thus you can end up struggling to write legibly on top.
The problem comes mainly with time length I feel. With less things hand written and computers can spell check/grammar check it means that error fixing applications are not needed as often. So you could end up with one of these and use it a handful of times and then not touch it for ages so by that time the Tippex tape has started to break down and be less effective when you do need it.
[Price and availability]
You can get these in all stationery shops, most supermarkets and also off amazon, prices are generally around the £2 mark which isn't too bad.
Better than the original Tippex correction fluid but unless you make a lot of mistakes and would use it frequently, don't bother.
Summary: Ok but not worth it if you dont make that many mistakes to warrant using it often
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