The SmudgeGuard is a pseudo-glove for left-handers to wear to prevent smudges when writing with a pen or pencil or drawing with pastels, graphite or the like.
I am a left-handed artist and I think the SmudgeGuard is the dumbest invention ever. I wear smudge marks on my hand as a badge of honor that I’m left-handed.
A selling point on the site is “no more dry, chapped hands from washing smudges off repeatedly”. How often does a lefty have to wash their hands as a result of getting pencil smudge on them? Maybe once or twice a day. Oh no! The hands of all lefties must be drying up at an uncontrollable pace! Does the inventor of the SmudgeGuard not wash their hands after going to the bathroom? What’s their solution for that? A glove to wear while in the bathroom? I see no advantage for this SmudgeGuard. Preventing dry hands is a terrible reason to get this thing.
Nowhere on their site do they mention how you clean the SmudgeGuard. Can it go in the washing machine? I wouldn’t want to use the SmudgeGuard simply because you need to clean the stupid thing after each use. I don’t want to use The SmudgeGuard one day and then start a new drawing the next day only to find out that the dirty SmudgeGuard is leaving residue on my drawing. This invention is completely counter-productive.