All Unitasker Wednesday posts are for entertainment — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
This week’s selection is one that is certainly cute and likely even works, but the vast majority of our readers simply do not need it. Introducing the Eraser Dust Cleaner:
In case you can’t tell from the image or its name, this product is a tiny broom intended to pick up dust left behind on your desk after erasing pencil marks from paper. Instead of doing what everyone on the planet does — brush the eraser dust away with your hand — this device stores the dust in a chamber that you eventually empty into the trash.
I realize some people still write with pencils on paper. I realize some people erase things. But: 1. Who has so much eraser dust that requires a specialized tool to remove it? and 2. Who is able to write on paper and erase something by hand (a two-handed process — one hand to firmly hold the paper and the other to hold the eraser and doggedly erase pencil marks) but not have the physical ability to gently brush their eraser dust off the surface of the paper? As someone who has arthritis in her hands, I can’t imagine having a use for this product. The act of erasing something is certainly the hardest part of the erasing process; sweeping off eraser dust to clean up a “mess” is a breeze.
The wasted effort to get this tiny broom out of a desk drawer, use it, empty the chamber, and return the Eraser Dust Cleaner to your desk drawer is ridiculous in comparison to wiping the dust away with your hands. As I said earlier, it’s “certainly cute and likely even works” (and it’s not even all that expensive at $8) but it’s solidly still a unitasker.
Thanks to Unclutterer’s Jacki for bringing this item to our unitasker attention.