This weekend, I discovered a rather interesting eraser in Morrisons (a supermarket chain from the North of England): it’s an eraser that’s made of different smaller erasers, a bit like the Ty/iwako erasers, but it also provides many different corners, a bit like the Kokuyo eraser. The biggest surprise is the price: when I saw it on the shelf I assumed this was the novelty eraser for 50p (~81¢; 59c), but it turned out that this eraser is the Pick and Mix Puzzle Eraser, which is only 8p (~13¢; 9c).
The design reminds me of wooden puzzles from MENSA that some UK supermarkets sold last December.
Performance is good to very good, especially when keeping the price in mind. The puzzle doesn’t fall apart after erasing a few words. Even though the puzzle parts might loosen up a bit you can put them back together – and even if they fell apart: you could see that either
- as an opportunity for some puzzling/brain work to do
- or alternatively as the sudden availability of more eraser corners so that you can do more precise erasing.
Price and exchange rates: October 2013
The pencil in the pictures is Staedtler’s 1810.
The paper squared paper in the pictures is from WH Smith’s Squared Exercise Book (5mm squares, 48 pages, 165mm x 203mm)