Great Ideas #3: Q-Pins

I must say when the folks at Q-Pins got in touch with my I was a little sceptical… Their product is push pins that don’t pierce the paper. It obviously sounds like a great idea but I wondered if it could be executed well. But I though, hey, sure, worth seeing what they came up with.

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And actually, I’m really pleasantly surprised! They genuinely work really well.

They come in 2 different packs; ‘Contemporary Multicolor’ and ’Stylist Black & White’. I got the multicolor set. They’re called Q pins because they’re the shape of a Q. You might think that’s obvious but it took me a while… The tail of the “Q” acts a a lip that pushes whatever paper/card you’re displaying against the surface you’ve pinned into.  They are available directly from Q-Pins for $5 per pack of 24.

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I tested them by pinning a couple of cards (which I definitely wouldn’t want holes in) to corkboard. As you can see, they hold them up firmly, and indeed, don’t leave any holes/marks in the cards. Ideal. I did a – very scientific – “waft” test too and they held up well, no movement.

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This is the sort of thing that you think is so obvious that you don’t know why it didn’t exist before! If I had one criticism – and this is just me being a snob – I would say that the packaging could probably do with improving. Not that it doesn’t fit the purpose, but it could look cooler. But on the whole I think this is a really useful product. Nice one Q-Pins.

They were kind enough to give me a pack to give away to my readers. If you’re curious/want to try them, just comment below and I’ll choose a winner at random. I will post anywhere around the world and this competition will close GMT 17.00 on Friday 14 November 2014.

For clarity: Q-Pins sent me this product free of charge for my review, but views are non-biased.

Comments

Would love to win these. Thanks!

Posted 4 years ago by Dan G. Reply

Awesome! That’s pretty cool!

Posted 4 years ago by InfoJunkie Reply

Would love these for my 700 cork, cork board. Could even make one for you!

Posted 4 years ago by bisho Reply

They look awesome!

Posted 4 years ago by Brody McDonald Reply

Better late than never… I’ve just done a number generator to pick the winner… And it’s number 4! So that’s you Brody McDonald. I’ll email you shortly 🙂

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