I couldn't tell what this object does just by looking at it:
It's a Staple-less Stapler, made by Japanese manufacturer Harinacs, and it can fasten up to 10 sheets of paper.
I guessed it worked by crimping, but I was wrong. Instead, when you pull the trigger two things happen. The first is that a die cuts these shapes through the paper:
Then a little hinged lever inside does this:
Users can shred documents without needing a heavy-duty shredder, and of course you never need to buy staples.
The original commercial is entertaining, being narrated by a caffeinated man shouting the product's virtues at you in Japanese…
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…but for a better look at how it actually works, this short-and-sweet video is better:
Muji have had a similar product for some years, which I think is a bit kinder on the eyes
It is ugly and looks like it would be awkward to use; however, I love the concept.
I think it looks pretty cool. It's not a huge item.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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