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Your carpet is at risk with these pens! Oct 17, 2010
By Coffee Klatch Reviews
I would rather have had a generic set of pens than these kind of pastel-ly, cloud patterned pens, but these are the only ones they had at Kinko's. They sat on my shelf for a week or two before I finally had the need for one.
I open the package, select the blue highlighter, take off the cap, tuck it onto the end cap. I highlight the line in my text that needs highlighting, and then put my thumb and index finger around the cap to take it off the end. But it's stuck. I certainly did not press it onto the end of the pen with excessive force, but it's stuck. The end piece has some kind of magic suction power. I go out of my den to the kitchen to complain to my wife about it, showing her how stupid the design is. Then, I redouble my resolve and try to hold the back end of the pen extra hard while pulling on the cap. My two hands separate, and in an instant I watch as it wasn't the cap that separated from the end-piece but the end piece that separated from the pen, so that the blue cylinder inside is falling through space. It lands on the linoleum of the kitchen floor in a blue puddle splash. I am terrified we're going to have a blue stain. My wife grabs the sponge from the kitchen sink and fortunately no stain is left. But what if the pen had fallen on our beige-ish rug? We got very lucky that it fell in the kitchen!
The cap still attached to the end-piece, I toss all the parts, the wet blue cylinder, the clear tube and chisel, and the now inseparable end-piece and cap, into the garbage. I'm throwing away all the other four pens, too, since it ain't worth the risk. Too bad I no longer have the receipt. Out five bucks.
Avoid like the plague.
Edit: Okay, as I was taking them to the trash my wife protested. We checked each cap/end-piece combination. Three of the remaining four combined normally, in an easy-on, easy-off way; one was nearly as tight as the one that caused the blue catastrophe. I guess I will keep them and use them. But I will use them with extreme caution. And keep them locked away from the kids.
Review upgraded from 1 to 2 stars.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Great Highlighters! Sep 19, 2010
By W. Liu
These highlighters are great!
I've been meaning to look for highlighters that don't smudge and smear your the ink in your notes when you're using them to highlight important stuff. These highlighters definitely live up to Sharpie's Smear Guard standards.
Each color matches the color of the barrel, except for yellow. Which is a good thing (for me at least.) I was afraid that the yellow would be a bold yellow color (same color as the barrel), but good thing it's not. It's actually the bright fluorescent yellow you find in most highlighters.
I'm saying barrel and not cap, because the ones I received have the same barrels, but they have black caps.
[Edit] For some reason, the yellow highlighter isn't as smear proof as the other ones. Strange.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Incredibly long lasting! Apr 06, 2011
i had purchased these highlighters in junior high school but had not made much use of them, as i was never much of a highlighter kinda girl. so for many years, i've kept them around, using them only occasionally. that is, until now. i am now a sophomore in college and these highlighters have stayed nice and moist for at least 6 years. i have been using them quite frequently as of late since the sheer amount of notes that i have means that i need something to somewhat organize them or make then easier to read.
the chiseled tip is perfect, allowing me to underline or highlight. the tip is not too thin, so i can actually see the color when i highlight a term.
now, one of the reviewers did mention that the cap tends to get stuck to the bottom of the highlighter and i have also found this to be true. the caps dont fit that well into the back of the highlighter though this is generally not a problem for me since i like to recap the highlighter after every use.
the ink can bleed a little but that is only if the highlighter is dragged across the paper slowly, giving the paper time to soak in the ink. this is generally avoidable.
Since my last review I have decided to purchase these highlighters from Amazon since the ones I had previously bought over 8 years ago are finally starting to dry out after three semesters of graduate school. I had purchased these thinking they would be the same highlighters from 8 years ago but boy was I wrong. The colors are nothing like the older version of the highlighters. They are much darker and deeper in color, something I did not expect. I dislike dark colors for highlighters and generally prefer a light pastel color. I am disappointed to say that I will not use these highlighters as often since I do not like how dark the colors are. I have since changed the rating from 4 stars to 3 stars.
Fantastic Markers Oct 27, 2012
These Sharpie markers were an excellent deal and I have been looking for sturdy markers like these. Sharpie makes a fine product.