5 Stars By Harlan Kanoa Sheppard on 2016-11-29
Compact design and attractive colors encourage regular use.
I've bought a couple packs of these markers. My local community college, which I attend, is a place of proud and dedicated instructors but limited funding. One of the darker sides of this was the drawings of more than one of my professors. Not always legible because their marker's ink would be exhausted.
This has been the most successful of my donations to academia. Enough that I've done it again. The double-headed design is an efficient use of space. Instructors can easily carry four markers in their pocket (or two that they like) whereas they would have to carry double that number otherwise. This can fit in someone's pocket. The variety of colors works well for illustrations.
A definite shortcoming is the tips are of a relatively narrow width, so extra effort of attention to lighting is necessary if you want to see those illustrations from a distance. That being said, I'm still quite happy with the reasonable cost and long life of these dry erase markers.
1 Stars By Petra on 2018-03-30
I'd return these, but they'd cost more to send back.
I got the 4-pack of double-ended markers. I tried these repeatedly over a series of weeks, to make sure it wasn't a matter of priming.
The Purple and Brown hardly make a mark.
3 of the colors (Dark blue, Green, Pink) stained immediately, and so badly that they ruined my board. Both immediate and delayed attempts to remove the marks with rubbing alcohol/dry erase remover only smeared the stain around.
2 of the colors stained faintly. Not enough to ruin a board, but enough that it would cause eye fatigue over time.
Basically, I want my money back- but it would cost me more in shipping to return them, than it will to leave this review and warn you. Besides, I still have to replace my whiteboard and buy new markers, now.
On the bottom is a row of fresh marks, from each tip of the markers. To the left of that, you can see the staining that ruined my board. The staining is much more extensive elsewhere on the board, but those stains reveal what was supposed to be private and erasable information
4 Stars By C.C. 13 on 2018-02-18
Professor, meet your new best friends
As a college professor who teaches five major level courses (anywhere between 2-4 classes a day); I thoroughly enjoy these pens. They allow me flexibility to change colors when writing on the board without having to go grab a new pen.
I am saddened that some of my pens seem to be drying up and running out of ink rather fast but I believe most of that directly relates to how frequently I use them during class.
Also a note for those who may be curious some of the pens will leave slight stains however that will come off with the expo dry erase board cleaner.
I will definitely purchase these again.
3 Stars By Sunshine4us on 2017-06-18
Mine are dried out, too!
I was hoping that the other reviewers just got bad batches, but apparently I did, too. About four of the colors were pretty dried out. How does that happen?? The caps were on tightly and the opposite end color was working fine. One of the pink colors didn't dry very well and smeared badly. It also stained the white board. Very disappointing. I love this concept, but not happy about getting defective merchandise.Maybe I'll wait for Expo to work out the kinks and I'll buy in the future. For now, I'm not buying any more.
5 Stars By Kathleen Dashiell on 2016-12-04
Excellent, unique, well made product
I like these a lot! The colors are good and vivid, better than many dry erase markers. I primarily use them to write reminder notes to myself [mainly appointments I have] which I post on a board so I can see them at a glance from a few feet away. These write clearly and as noted are more vivid than many of the dry erase kind, when used on paper.
They also do not bleed through [which is why I use dry erase]. I love the 2 colors on one marker. The colors themselves are unique and "cool." I do not know how long they last, but so far they are holding up well with no signs they are about to fade or run out. I like to have different colors to set information apart and/or emphasize it. I recommend these over any dry erase markers I have used [and I've used 5-6 kinds I think.]
1 Stars By Amy K. on 2017-04-29
On day 1 in my classroom I had 3 tips split and are pretty much useless now
These are not worth it. If you do not put the cap on slowly and perfectly centered, the tips of the markers get split down the middle by the cap. On day 1 in my classroom I had 3 tips split and are pretty much useless now. Some colors are better than others as far as brightness, and some have already dried up after just a couple weeks.
4 Stars By Kira on 2017-04-12
The only issue that I have with them is the fact that when you put the lids on the marker tips split very easily, almost like th
As an Exceptional Children's teacher I use a lot of color coding with my students. These markers are so convenient when I need to color code steps in Math or color code certain words in Language Arts. The only issue that I have with them is the fact that when you put the lids on the marker tips split very easily, almost like the lid openings are just a little too narrow.
5 Stars By K. Harkness on 2017-03-25
Can't Top Expo
I tried to save money and get some store brand ones originally but I was really disappointed in the actual colors when they wrote. I went and bought these ones to replace them and they are GREAT plus I can have even MORE colors without taking up a ton more space (plus they were actually cheaper).
Also sometimes I like to switch between colors when illustrating something and I don't have two hold on to two different markers. I wish I had known these existed and not wasted my money on the first batch.
2 Stars By Sam J on 2018-09-03
Great colors, but don't buy for kids to use.... Awful caps.
Really loved the color selection I got with these markers but the caps are AWFUL. Even as an adult I ruined some tips trying to put the cap on without being ultra careful like you have to be with these. My high school students using them meant the tips were almost instantly ruined (and they are generally pretty good with taking care of classroom supplies).
Great marker, but the caps/capping system is awful. I don't even know how that's possible, but it is....
3 Stars By T L. on 2017-02-25
Great for organizing a board, but not the best quality
I love these for boardwork, but the colors could be more vibrant, and the markers do dry out very quickly. (Which makes sense given the size, I suppose, but I need to replace them once a month or so.) The package I bought from 2DayDeliver seems to have been sitting in a warehouse for too long, because the markers were already starting to dry out when I opened them. I'll be buying in person
from that big office supplies store from now on.