Try It Tuesday: Ishua Automatic Electric Pencil Sharpener


Ishua Automatic Electric Pencil Sharpener
Manufacturer: Ishua
Weight / Size: 257g / 0.57lbs
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

Ishua Automatic Electric Pencil Sharpener is a fully automatic pencil cutter with USB and Battery powering options. It has a very unique rectangular kid-friendly design that makes it quite easy to hold and much easier to use. Its automatic safety lock function enables the sharpener to stop operation to guarantee reliability and safety when the tray is removed and blade replacement.


Review: Although mechanical pencils may be common tools, there are some people, like myself, who prefer to use traditional #2 pencils. One of the most valuable tools to have is an effective sharpener.

This particular sharpener uses technology in the form of a USB port. The sharpener itself is a compact unit. For operation, it is simply a matter of plugging the cord into a USB port. I will note that it is important to use one with enough power. I initially plugged it into a secondary port and it didn’t work well. However, once I changed the connection, the sharpener worked as expected.

All of the pencil shavings are contained in a mess-free area, which is also easy to empty. As a resource that I use often, I like the idea of having the sharpener close by in a portable format.

The sharpener also comes with a replacement core in case the blades go dull. I was impressed with this addition because it will serve as a time saver when needed.

From an operational standpoint, the sharpener functions well. The blades are relatively quiet, so it is easy to sharpen pencils while talking on the phone. The product definitely serves its intended purpose.