I decided to look to see if there have been any major design breakthroughs in the world of stickytape dispensers.. and yes, i was very impressed with this hardcore tape dispenser-cum-usb-hub, let me think about what precisely was going through the mind of this designer... uhhh desks... whats on desks that i could integrate a USB hub into? staplers...pens...notepads...tape dispensers!!!! ah i have got it! although this execution isn't half bad, i think its a bit of an odd marriage. And really, how many people really do have stickytape dispensers (aside from me) on their desk?
OK, i have had enough of taking the piss out of this tape high-tech dispenser, and divert my attentions to this wierd thing below. I can understand the integration of a character into the stickytape cutting process but it seems that the part on the left (which resembles a fairly standard tape dispenser) is doing ok on its own, only to be decorated with a strange white shiny ninja man holding some kind of police batton over its head not contributing whatsoever to the actual cutting or pulling process of the stickytape dispenser. Call me a purist, but i think the white man could disappear off the face of the whole tape platform and no one would give a shit?
This below, is more what i'm taking about. The cute green man is grimacing in a stomach crunch stuck in time encouraging us to pull tape out of his mouth, whilst offering his feet up for us to cut the section off. My only complaint with this tape dispenser is that i can't imagine how big (or how small in fact) the roll of tape would have to be to fit in the green man's head.
If anyone has a decent stickytape dispenser out there, please send me a pic!