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Stretch Mind-strong

Stretch your mind to playful, new heights with an interactive paperweight that redefines mind games. Simply reach into this noggin to put your gray matter to good use with a malleable eraser that keeps your mind--and paper--clear. And when you're stuck in your head, Oliver Wendell Holmes' brainy quote offers food for thought: "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Paperweight made in Rhode Island. Eraser made in Malaysia.

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Item ID
20902
Made from
pewter, rubber
Measurements
Paperweight: 2.5" L x 2" W x .25" D; 5 oz.; Eraser: 1.625" L x 1.125" W x .125" D
Notes
The eraser comes packaged in a rectangular form, and can be easily stretched and compressed into new forms by hand. It does not wear away through use like traditional rubber erasers, but rather functions by absorbing graphite and charcoal particles.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (23)
  • Attractive (18)
  • Durable (12)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

  • Too small (11)

Best Uses

  • Office (19)
  • Gifts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (14), High-end shopper (5), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (6), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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5.0

Great gift for a brain surgeon!

By 

from Chicago

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Office

Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

I gave this paperweight to my neurologist for his desk before my brain surgery. After the surgery he thanked me for the wonderful head. I was totally embarrassed! The surgery was a success, he deserved it!

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  • Yes
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5.0

Very creative and entertaining!

By 

from Americus, GA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

    I purchased this paperweight as a door prize type gift for our office holiday party. It was a perfect gift for men or women, and it was envied by everyone! I wish it was a tad bit bigger, but that is the only downside. It is still very creative, unique and entertaining. It is perfect for the ADD male who wound up with it. :)

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    • Yes
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    • Other
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    • Other

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    5.0

    great paperweight

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    from friendswood, tx

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

      Gave this as a stocking stuffer to my son for his office, he absolutely loved it. It is very unique and very well made.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Awesome gift!

      By 

      from Baton Rouge, La

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Office

        Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

        My son was pleasantly surprised by this paperweight we
        Got him as an atta boy for a good job on the ACT. It's unique and he liked the fact that the eraser was included.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unique and Special gift

        By 

        from Cape Cod, MA

        About Me High-end Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Doctor
        • Gifts
        • Graduate
        • Office

        Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

        I bought this as a gift for my doctor after he performed brain surgery on me and saved my life. I gave it to him to show my appreciation for his dedication to his field and because it was the nicest and most appropriate gift concerning the "brain" that I could find. BTW, he LOVED IT! Thank you uncommongoods for having such a special, high quality yet very reasonably priced products!!!

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        • Yes
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        • Other
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        4.0

        unique gift

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        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Smart
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Office

          Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

          This is a great gift for both intellectual and/or creative minds. The malleable eraser also works as a stress reliever! Clever gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Valentine’s Day

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          2.0

          Too small

          By 

          from Phoenix, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

            This item would be perfect if it were not miniature.

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            • Other

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            5.0

            Great boss gift!

            By 

            from Fort Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • clever
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

              Great boss gift!

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              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              4.0

              A great desk item

              By 

              from Campbell, CA

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

                Clever little desk item for a teacher/counselor (with a message for students)

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                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                4.0

                Very nice, but smaller than expected

                By 

                from New Jersey

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Good weight
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about MIND STRETCHED PAPERWEIGHT:

                Quality item. Despite what previous reviewers said about the size of the item, it was still smaller than I expected. Still, a very unique item.

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                • Yes
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                • Other
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                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                Q and A

                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                189votes, 33 comments

                mindy
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I like it, it's different, i would buy it

                Kirsten
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Yes, it is very unique. This product really would make a perfect paperweight!

                Maureen
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Great grad gift.

                Denise
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I think its pretty cool looking without the brain matter ;) and thats not a bad price...

                Jaime
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Clever.

                Carolyn
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Price a bit high

                kiburi
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Not practical

                Michelle
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Weird - I like it...

                Jennifer
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Quirky.

                Jo
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Clever and actually useful! Love it!

                jennifer
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                love the grey eraser!!

                kko
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I don't have much use for an eraser or paperweight these days, but it seems like a good idea for someone who does.

                gf
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                too small for the price. what happens when the "gray matter" gets old?????????

                Heidi
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                na

                Megan
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I like the idea. But I do worry about the size and how the "grey matter" would last.

                Kat
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I like the concept - but can you actually use the eraser? Looks to malleable to be practical. I'd probably just say it was "putty" and not an eraser.

                Charlene
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I wonder the life of the eraser and what happens afterwards when it gets spent. Cute though.


                Vote: Thumbs down!

                How many people a) actually use a paper weight and b) have that much space on their desk.

                Lisa
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I never understood paper weights...

                Mariesa
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I don't see any use for this and it just looks weird.

                Nancy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Your illustration with the clay is just kind of bizarre. I don't use paper weights, and don't know anyone who does.

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Thanks for all of your questions and comments! Although the eraser in this smart combo has the consistency of putty, it is fully functional. Malleable erasers(sometimes called kneaded or kneadable erasers) like these have long been used by artists to clean up unwanted sketch lines. The long-lasting eraser is made of a nontoxic elastomer compound and is "self-cleaning" as you knead it. Bonus: the eraser doubles as a stress ball when you think your mind is stretched to the limit!

                Ellen
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Really cool graduation gift!

                Chris
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                "Neat" idea!

                Yvonne
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                weird

                Linda
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                A great work "toy"...set it on the desk ans when no one else is looking...FUN!

                Allison
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Gotta have it!

                dre
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Goofy.

                Linda
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                To strange but who knows it may sell

                Kim

                Um... huh??? First: wha? Second: It's an eraser? Third: Do that many people use pencils anymore, much less separate erasers? (I'm really asking, not trying to make a point with the question.) Overall: goofy, and not in a good way.

                Beth
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it!

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Thanks for the questions, Kim! The gray portion (which is removable) is an actual eraser. Our product development team tested the eraser to make sure it works (I got to play with one, too. It's fun and functional!)This paperweight could make a great gift for a student, an architect or draftsman, an artist, a writer, or anyone else who might pick up a pencil from time to time.

                Amy

                I like the "gray matter" pun. Great item!

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