Ok, so it’s time I write my first addendum and admit a mistake… Reading over my review later the same evening, I came to realize that my views on the Sharpie Gel were focuses mainly on my ire at the smearing of the writing I highlighted, and I wrote the review very unprofessionally, and for that, dear reader, I apologize. So, thus I give you once more, the Sharpie Gel Highlighter.

As I mentioned quite vehemently last post, the advanced smear guard doesn’t seem to work too well, so we’ll not focus on that. Instead, we’ll focus on the highlighter itself. In all honesty, the gel highlighter is a rather revolutionary concept. The highlighter itself, to my knowledge, is a translucent wax reminiscent almost of a neon crayon. The highlighter is advanced by twisting the end of the barrel. The barrel is oval-shaped (to match the highlighter “lead”), which actually feels funny in my hand. I’m not quite sure what it is, but it just feels wrong holding it, although that may be partially due to my left-handed oddness…

 The idea truly is novel, much like the Sharpie Pencil before it, but I’m afraid that I just can’t deal with the smearing that it causes, since it made some of my writing almos illegible. Better luck next time, Sharpie…

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