"iSlice is Nice!"
01 February 2010
This is a nifty gadget - once you get the hang of it, and the magnet keeps it close-to-hand on the side of my microwave. It <does> require you to hold it perfectly flat as you run the long edge along whatever you are trying to cut. I've had to train myself to do this, as it seems instinctive to try to tilt it up so it will dig in better... which is exactly the opposite to how it works. I've had my original iSlice for some time, and given it hard use on everything from parcel tape on packages through all grades of blister pack (although curved surfaces are not it's strong point, it works fine on flat ones). I especially like it for getting through the irritating cellophane wrappers on new CDs. I often find the iSlice is easier and simpler to use that digging scissors or a kitchen knife out of a drawer. After the heavy use I've given it, I have to say that I think the blade isn't working <quite> as efficiently as it did at first... but I keep using it - and I've gone out and bought a new one to have 'in reserve' because I wouldn't be without this little gadget.