April 18, 2013
I've been spoiled by good erasers.
I'll be comparing this eraser to the Boxy and the Pilot Foam erasers:
While the description says that this eraser clumps its dust together to make
cleanup easy, the Foam does it exceptionally well compared to this. Maybe I
wasn't erasing correctly (yes, depending on how you erase, the bits will clump
together better or worse), but the clumping wasn't so great. After quite a bit
of erasing, I was stuck with fewer bits than the Boxy, which doesn't clump at
all, but a lot more than the Foam, which produced one single eraser strip as
Also, this eraser doesn't seem to erase as well with a light touch. The Boxy and
the Foam all seemed to absorb the graphite, while this simply produced a
would-be piece of eraser hanging off a corner. I found myself straining to erase
large art projects with just as many eraser bits as the Black Pearl (regular,
The eraser is squishier than the Foam and the Boxy, so it gets my mind off of my
work (so maybe it doubles as a stress reliever?). The cardboard does dig into
the eraser, but I don't have any problems with the cardboard digging into the
eraser and causing it to fall apart as I've read on some reviews of the Foam (a
problem I never really had with my Foam, though). I guess the plus to this
eraser is that it comes in more varieties and colors to suit your style.
But--the logo on the front faded pretty easily after a bit of brisk use.
Bottom line, this eraser is great compared to the regular erasers you find
around the US, but if you're going to upgrade your eraser on Jetpens, I would go
with the Foam. Not saying this eraser is bad, but the Foam is better at clumping
and is easier to handle because of its stiffness. Since they're both the same
price for .7oz, why not? But if you want to have a little taste tester with all
three, then go ahead. The Matomaru won't disappoint.
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