Have you ever wished for a product that is designed specifically for you? Think about it. How many times have you used, say a pen, which was a pleasure to write with but not quite perfect? Maybe it felt sublime in your hand but the ink was prone to smudging, or maybe the tip was just a tad bit thicker than you would like. If you can relate to any of this, then the rest of this post will make sense to you. If not, stop reading here.
I will be the first one to admit that being “excited” about a highlighter might be considered a bit avant-garde, if not the definition of abnormal. Then again, what is normal? I have encountered so few products in my life that truly feel like they were perfect and designed for me, it is no wonder I feel compelled to write a post about such a utilitarian object. Given the amount of research papers I read and the copious amounts of highlighting and annotating, the value of having the perfect highlighter unexpectedly surpassed other prized items.
The Sharpie Gel Highlighter is awesome; it is the perfect highlighter. It fits in your hand perfectly, the gel-like substance glides across the paper without skipping or leaking through the other side, and it will not dry out if the cap is off for days. It has a twist-mechanism (that strangely resembles a stick of deodorant) to control how much or how little you need. It even comes in five different colors (orange, pink, yellow, green, and blue).
Get one, no, get a box of them and let your fingers rejoice.