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Friday, October 27, 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023

Review: DAISO Extra mini strap scissors

A pair of scissors is always useful on the go and here at TN5C we are always looking for the most convenient travel friendly edition out there.
This new discovery over at DAISO might just be the one!
For one thing, its definitely the smallest we have seen so far!

Here it is out of the packaging!
The scissors have a built in mini spring so you do not need to put your fingers into it. There is also an accompanying lid to ensure you don't cut anything by mistake.

The size in detail:

There is also a strap attached to it so you can easily hang it off your pencil case or bag etc.

Overall, its not the easiest to use if you are trying to cut a lot but for the occasion cutting of clothing tags or packaging whilst you are on the go, it is perfect!

Have you tried it out?

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Review: Daiso Coke Pen


I reviewed the Metacil last month and recently saw something similar at Daiso. 

There are a few differences but the concept appears to be the same. 

Whilst the Metacil has an aluminium body with a graphite based core, the Daiso coke pen has a plastic body with a petroleum coke (carbon based) tip. 

Yes, I thought of the drink too when I saw the name. 

The Daiso coke pen comes in 2 varients, a shorter wide shaft, which has a cap with a metal notebook hook and a longer triangular shaft with a short plastic cap. 

The longer version reminds me of the apple pen stylus whilst the shorter variant is more like a regular ballpoint pen. 

The coke pen works exactly like the metacil, it doesn't need to be sharpened, you can do shading and extra pressure increases the darkness of the pencil line, all exactly like a regular pencil. 

Whilst the Daiso and Metacil look similar, they also both claim to be equivalent to a 2H pencil 
However, on testing both, I found the Metacil to be lighter than the Daiso pencil.
This will probably come down to preference then. 

So if you were looking at the Metacil but didn't want to spend that much money on it, I recommend buying the Daiso version first to see if you like it. 

The only downside to the Daiso coke pen is that the construction feels rather cheap, the plastic body also means it is tip heavy so the balance doesn't feel quite right. 
At that Daiso price though, it's worth buying. 

What do you think? Would you try the Daiso coke pen? 

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Review : SUNSTAR ZIGZAG eraser

Ever used a brand new eraser and thought to yourself "Hmm, the sharp corner of a brand new eraser is so much easier to use." Well Japanese stationery brand has introduced a new eraser where you can always use the sharp corner of an eraser.

Introducing ZIGZAG by Sunstar
Inspired by Japanese origami, the eraser has many corners, and even after you erase a corner, a new corner will appear. Since there are many corners, it is easy to erase small details!

See more about it here

What do you think? Would you buy this eraser?

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