Friday, December 7, 2012

Shoplet.com Review: Westcott Titanium Scissors & Kids Scissors & Scissors Mouse

These office supplies were sent by Shoplet for review. As the holiday season approaches, and we try to wrap gifts as nicely as possible, having proper supplies and tools that actually work is very helpful. Cue the scissors: Westcott Titanium Bonded 8" Non-Stick Straight Scissors, Westcott Kids Scissors with Microban protection, and a Westcott Scissor Paper Mouse Trimmer.

ACME Westcott Scissors Shipment
ACME Westcott Scissors Shipment
Westcott Titanium Bonded 8" Non-Stick Straight Scissors - $13.24

These scissors have straight titanium blades with pointed tips, and the handle is a hard plastic with rubber grip on the inside. They're pretty good looking. Sexy, really.
Westcott Titanium Scissors
Features
  • The very latest technology from Westcott combines titanium with a unique non-stick coating that is permanently bonded to the blades, delivering improved cutting performance.
  • Blades are five times harder than stainless steel, stay sharper longer and are resistant to adhesives such as glue, adhesive tape and Velcro.
  • For left or right hand use.
What Do I Like?

These scissors are straight scissors so either lefties or righties can use it without issue. Good for us because I'm right handed and Kevin is left handed. Plus, there is a layer of soft rubber inside the hard plastic grip which makes them very comfortable to use. They're extremely sharp and give no problems cutting through paper cleanly. I love the sound they make when they close - like metal rubbing on metal. Yum.

I also like that the blades are resistant to sticky bits - especially glue and tape, two things I often cut through and make a mess of on my scissors.

What Don't I Like?

I'm disappointed there's no recycled materials in this product but the only place I can think of recycled materials being placed is in the handle in some form. But the body itself should last a long time and not need replacing for awhile with proper use.

Westcott Kids Scissors with Microban Protection - $1.97

These scissors have stainless steel blades with a blunt end.They are quite small as far as scissors go but they are obviously kid-sized. I think the color combination is quite cute.
Westcott Kids Scissors
Features
  • Stainless steel safety blades.
  • Perfect for cutting projects, in the classroom or at home.
  • Handles infused with Microban antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors.
What Do I Like?

The blunt tip is, of course, perfect for kids. And for certain adults as well! Given that most injuries with scissors occur with some sort of involvement of the sharp tip, a blunt tip is a good safety measure. And it doesn't affect the performance of the scissors. Just because they're kids scissors doesn't mean they don't do the job! Because despite being "for kids", these tiny things are still super sharp and work really well.
Westcott Kids Blunt Tip Scissors
The Microban protection in the handle is also convenient, especially since most kids share scissors and germs get passed around like hot cakes in public settings! And hands usually end up in mouths...

What Don't I Like?

The handles are hard plastic so it's a little painful and pinchy to use for a long time. But that's probably because I don't have mini hands like kids do, in which case it would be perfectly comfortable.

Like the other pair, I'm disappointed there's no recycled materials in this product. I imagine the materials of the grip could have incorporated some sort of recycled materials.

Westcott Scissor Paper Mouse Trimmer - $10.75

The scissor paper mouse trimmer looks like a computer mouse, with a safety device covering a blade underneath the body.
Westcott Scissors Mouse
Features
  • This revolutionary device acts like rolling scissors and its ergonomic design wont harm surfaces.
  • The scissor mouse cuts with a smooth paper slicing action which makes gift wrapping a breeze Its great for cutting paper, coupons and craft projects on flat surfaces with speed and precision safely.
  • Cuts straight lines or long waves.
What Do I Like?

The scissor paper mouse trimmer is a pretty cool concept. It's very handy to use and easy to cut with, especially when the paper needs to be cut straight. There is a little guide on the front that you can use to follow whatever lines you may have. This is really an ideal tool for large cutting, like doing wrapping paper! Perfect timing, isn't it?
Westcott Scissors Mouse With Paper
It is also quite safe to use because the blade is hidden. The paper slides between the little red tab and the body of the trimmer.
Westcott Scissors Mouse Underside
What Don't I Like?

The only downside is cutting small pieces of paper is difficult because the mouse itself is quite large. Not a big deal, it just has a specific purpose and cutting intricately is not it!

Price
Westcott Titanium Bonded 8" Non-Stick Straight Scissors - $13.24 
Westcott Kids Scissors with Microban Protection - $1.97
Westcott Scissor Paper Mouse Trimmer - $10.75


Full disclosure: These office supplies were sent for review by Shoplet. I was not paid to write this review, but I do get to keep these cool goodies!

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