Bought this for my girlfriend, because she carried this huge wallet around with
approximately 15 000 different cards that she never uses. Then one day her
wallet was stolen, and she had to take a sabbatical year just to cancel them
all. After we recovered from this apocalyptic event, I decided to get her a
wallet of a sensible size, which would encourage her to only carry what she
needs on a day to day basis.
Well, not only did my plan work, but she also gets compliments several times a
week from strangers about how cute her wallet is. When we're in restaurants and
a waitress comments on it, she says that I got it for her, and then I pass as
the perfect boyfriend, which is fine by me.
Hence, I highly recommend this if:
a) you're a girl and want to get compliments on your wallet
b) you're a guy with a girlfriend and want to be commended on how great of a
boyfriend you are
This is fantastic, and I don't get why they aren't more popular in the West.
This contraption staples the paper by punching two little nubs in the paper, and
laying them one atop the other in a "stitch". It's super clever, and you can
undo it to.
The one drawback is that it doesn't work with more than 6-8 pages or so. But if
you're printing more than that, then you probably want the extra strength of
staples anyways. I mostly print research papers, which are rarely more than 8
pages. For this, I absolutely love this device - using it means that there's one
less thing in life I need to consume (staples), which is always nice.
If you do anything with paper in your life, get this.
Background: I've been writing with fountain pens since I was a child, as I come
from a culture in which fountain pens are required in school. My primary every
day fountain pen is a Parker Vector; I also have a Parker Sonnet at home. I am
also left handed.
I bought this pen, mostly attracted by the pretty color and its playful distinct
Japan-ness (the smile on the nib is adorable). I used it with a Pilot CON-50 
and Iroshizuku Sin-kai  ink.
The pen is fairly thick, and holds nicely in the hand. The hexagonal shape is
pretty comfortable. The cap clips on nicely and firmly. Very solid overall. The
cap has no clip on it, which might disappoint the people who do use it. That
being said, a little notch prevents the cap from rolling around, and the
hexagonal shape does the same.
The nib is surprisingly pleasant for a fountain pen that cheap, especially
targeted at beginners. Very smooth and supple, with a consistent ink flow, even
with fast motions or sharp turns and loops (eg. a signature). As a left handed
person, some nibs take a decent amount of break in for them to be comfortable to
me- absolutely not the case here.
And the smile on the nib is really, really cute. Highly recommended.
I bought this to do try out basic watercolor. I'm a total novice at art.
It works quite well! Holds a decent amount of water. My girlfriend, who's a
professional watercolor illustrator, had never seen those before, and liked it.
She didn't fall in love with it, so maybe it's better for beginners/people who
haven't been using standard brushes for decades.
I'm happy with it though - it does its job, the construction is nice, it's easy
to carry around in a bag.
Awesome bag. I've been using it everyday for almost a year now (taking the
subway with it daily, and traveling with it regularly), and still in great
shape. The fabric is a bit thin and there's no padding at the bottom, so if you
put a laptop in there you may want it to be in a protective sleeve or something.
My 13" macbook pro fits perfectly.
The pockets are all super useful (and you get a cute little Japanese insert
showing you what to use them for!), and it's easy to sew on patches to make it a
little more personal.
There was no reviews, but this thing looked super cute so I was on the fence for
a few months about buying it. Then one day I just said "what's $16?" and went
for it. I'm glad I did!
For this price of course, you're not going to be observing nanostructures in the
wild - rather, it behaves like a powerful magnifying glass. Enough to see cool
details in objects from your everyday surroundings. The fact that it has 2 LEDs
to shine light from 2 different angles + a UV lamp is very neat. The focus dial
doesn't change much for me, but whatever.
As far as using it, it took me a few minutes to totally get it: the clear part
has to be actually pressing against the surface you wish to observe, and then
you stick your eye on the top lens. Because it is so small, it is tempting to
hold it at a distance from the object you want to observe - but nope, you have
to go for it.
Awesome item, cool colors. Would be a perfect gift for a nerdy/curious kid, or
for an adult like me who likes geeky toys.