Magic Stapler Eco

January 10, 2011

When I read about this stapler on a Japanese blog, I was intrigued.

It works by cutting a hole into the sheets that need to be fastened, creating a tab which is folded back and through a slit.

Fastening with folds? Ingenious! Thinking it was only available in Japan, I didn’t expect to see it here. So when I saw this stapler at A “N” BC, I had to get it.

The pros – There’s no need to fumble with unwieldy staples, plus it’s sturdy, grasping sheets firmly.

The cons – Unfortunately, it can only fasten up to four sheets and even then, the inserted folds might undo themselves.

I’d say buy this for the novelty but not for its functionality, which is limited. I intend to use it to organise my bills and maybe beauty press releases, since those are usually fewer than four sheets. A tip: Staple on opposing sides to secure the folds! ;)

Image source: Magic Items

Posted in: genius gadgets | japanese brands | other musings

4 Responses to Magic Stapler Eco

  1. nia
    January 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    woah, that is neat! gotta keep my eyes peeled for such invention imitations :D hehe

    • makeupmag
      January 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Nia,

      I thought so too! A pity it doesn’t secure as well as a proper stapler. :P

  2. lisa
    January 11, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    May i know how much is this?

    • makeupmag
      January 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

      Hi Lisa,

      It’s S$13.10.

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