This is a guest post from Robyn at RobynsOnlineWorld.com for our Back To School Connection campaign.
Sharpie is a brand that I know, I use, and I trust.Ã‚ We have all sorts of Sharpie markers around the house and I would say someone uses one daily at the very least. When I heard that Sharpie had a new liquid pencil it sounded interesting and I wanted to give it a try.
The Sharpie Liquid Pencil looks a lot like an ink pen I think. You push the end to extend the writing tip, although there is an eraser on the end also. It has the nice rubbery grip where you hold it to make it comfortable.Ã‚ When you write it feels like an ink pen also against the paper and when you look at the paper. However, you can erase your writing for about up to 24 hours, after that it becomes permanent on the paper.
Taylor prefers mechanical pencils over regular pencils. One of the big problems with mechanical pencils can be the breaking leads though. With the Sharpie Liquid Pencil this is a non-issue since there are no lead sticks Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it is just the liquid graphite inside. The package says it is a No. 2 lead equivalent Ã¢â‚¬â€œ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure if that means they could use this on those bubble test score sheets or not.Ã‚ It erases really easily, more so than a regular pencil for Taylor actually. It is not quite as smooth to write with as a regular pencil and occasionally it has a little skip while you write. If you are a picky person about writing instruments you probably will need to write with it a bit to get used to it.Ã‚ TaylorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest issue with it is when you click the end to extend the writing part the end is jiggly. It feels a bit like it is loose, but that is the way it is designed.
The Sharpie Liquid Pencil features a line width comparable to a 0.5mm No. 2 pencil. Suggested retail price for a single pack with eraser refills is $1.99. The double pack with eraser refills is $3.99.Ã‚ Both are available wherever office products are sold beginning September 2010.
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Robyn’s Disclosure:Ã‚ Sharpie sent us the liquid pencil I talked about in this post to review. The opinions are strictly my own (and TaylorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s). Sharpie is also providing prizes for my readers.Ã‚ Transparency is everything!