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Drawing Easy with 3M Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface

 

The Dry Ease Surface in a box - Credit 3M

The Dry Ease Surface in a box – Credit 3M

 

Something interesting was delivered to us a few months ago by 3M. The Dry Erase Surface which was recently launched was something that really caught my eye.

The benefits of the product were that it was :

  • Easy to install and requires no tools – just unroll, peel and stick
  • Stain-proof material erases cleanly every time
  • Smooth surface is easy to write on

I handed the box over to Tiger girl and told her to read the instructions before installing it by herself.

She was extremely delighted to have a new “toy” and diligently read the instructions before deciding on where to place the product.

From horizontal applications on desks or tables to vertical applications on surfaces where traditional whiteboards cannot be installed, such as windows, the Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface can be cut-to-fit and provides endless possibilities for dry erase solutions in new places.

It was really interesting to see where she decided to place the item in the end.

You can see in the picture below where the board ended up- on the wall next to her bed.

Tiger girl drawing on her newly mounted whiteboard

Tiger girl drawing on her newly mounted whiteboard

 

My little girl has always love drawing. When she returns home from school she would busy herself doodling on drawing boards or pads. She loves creating stories based on the characters  from the videos that she watch.

Her current favourite series is Ladybug and Cat Noir  which she watches via Youtube.  She creates her own alternative endings and episodes to the show by drawing out the character and various scenes which she has seen.

 

Tiger girl with another drawing of hers

Tiger girl with another drawing of hers

 

She loves making up stories based on the shows she saw.

One of the stories which she made up

One of the stories which she made up

The dry erase cloth that came with the board made removing the drawings or mistakes that she made a breeze.

The only qualms that I had was if she drew too closely to the edge of the board the wall became slightly stained and I had to use cloth and soap to remove the stain from the wall.

The  Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface retails at $55.95 from the 3M Store , Popular or selected self-fix outlets.

Disclaimer: We received a copy of the 3M  Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Jazz up your Study with 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light

 

The 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Lamp

The 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Lamp

Having good lighting is essential in maintaining good eyesight. If there isn’t adequate lighting it may affect your eyesight in the long run.  Nowadays there are so many different study lamps available in the market. How does one make a choice then? What are the criteria that is involved in choosing the most suitable lamp for the home?

The kids and I are blessed to have near perfect eyesight and we do not need to wear glasses.  I have been teaching them   good eye care habits  and ensure that they do not strain their eyes and spoil their eyesight in the process.  They are given regular study breaks and have study tables and chair which are suitable for their growing bodies.

Being in primary school the boys  have quite a bit of homework to complete on a daily basis. Sometimes if they are not able to complete the given assignments before dinner they would have to finish up before going to bed.

The first step that I took to helping them maintain their perfect vision was to get them a good study lamp. This year we were fortunate to receive a 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Light for the boys to use.

3M LED 5000 in it's box

3M LED 5000 in it’s box

They were really excited to receive their own study lamp after they have witness  how cool the 3M study lamps are when we got the 3M LED6000 last year. The boys had been eyeing  that  lamp  which I had been using for my own study table.

They have seen  how  easy it was to do reading and desk work with an anti-glare lamp which has adjustable levels of brightness and couldn’t wait to try out their own.

Monkey boy reading under the new lamp

Monkey boy reading under the new lamp

The 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light has a really sleek design and takes up minimal space on the desk.  It doesn’t heat up even after hours of use and is safe for kids to use.  The height level is just nice for the boys and being anti-glare it makes it easy for them to focus on their homework/ reading.  It really jazzed up their study area.

If you are wondering how the 3M LED5000 stack up against the previous 3M LED6000 model here is an info graphic which I have created.

Comparison between the two different models

Comparison between the two different models

The  3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Light is lighter, shorter and more compact as compared to the older model. The Luminescence level is relatively the same however there is a 10,000 difference in the number of hours the LED light is expected to last.

The main drawback that I have found in the LED5000 Polarizing Task Light is   that  the lamp it is not as extendable as compared to the LED6000 Polarizing Lamp. It has to be placed nearer to the person  using  and it covers a smaller area.  The lamp is more suitable for small or narrow study tables.

The LED 6000 would be a better choice if you have a wide computer table with a lot of space and need  the lamp to cover a large area   like I do at my study area. You are also able to bend it to different heights depending on what you need to be  illuminated.

Both these models are excellent choices for study room lamps and I certainly recommend them.

If you are interested in purchasing the 3M  LED5000  Polarizing Task Light you can get it for $239 (with GST) from Best Denki, Popular Bookstores and other leading retailers.

Disclaimer: I received a White 3M  LED5000  Polarizing Task Light for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.