November 2, 2014
I love the mechanism that allows me to just hold onto the pencil and twist it
back and forth. It makes something as simple as sharpening a pencil even simpler
(and I didn't know that was possible!) The notification system works well,
however, if it's too full, I find that a sharpened pencil doesn't always trigger
the 'pop'. I would have given this a 5-star rating, but it lost the one star due
to the difficulty of emptying the shavings from this sharpener. I found myself
spending more time than necessary standing by the garbage bin, shaking all the
shavings out. Because the latch is on one side of the sharpener, the shavings
that get stuck on the other side (past the blade), takes a few good shakes
before they make their way out.
I do see that Sonic Ratchetta now has a capsule version out. That might be worth
a try and it might solve the issue I was having with this one.