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.
That invention is almost insulting as well as being really really stupid.
It would be a great product addition to Ned Flanders’s store for Left Handed people on the Simpsons.
Mark, you speak of The Leftorium. from wikipedia:The Leftorium first appeared in the third season in the episode When Flanders Failed. The Leftorium was originally shown on the second floor of the Springfield Mall, at the top of an escalator, but in the episode Last Tap Dance in Springfield it was shown to be on the first floor. The Leftorium faces competition from Leftopolis and Left-Mart. However, an unusually large proportion of Springfield’s citizens are also left-handed, including Bart Simpson, Principal Skinner, Mr. Burns, Moe Szyslak and the I.R.S./Bill-Collector Guy. Ned’s left-handedness is ironic in several senses of the word:… Read more »
lefties… haha. SUCKERS!
I think this is brilliant product! I’m left-handed and proud to be one too – but I wouldn’t want to wear the smudges on like a badge of honor. That’s the main reason why my work gets all smudged in the first place! My hand tends to sweat while I write and this glove could actually keep my sweat intact since ink or graphite is so attracted to sweat. And I checked out the website, you can see the washing care instructions in the instructions page. Also, for those who wear smudge marks like a badge of honor, wouldn’t it… Read more »
Sam,You’d rather wash the SmudgeGuard after each and every use instead of washing your hands? If you don’t wash the SmudgeGuard, the residue on the glove will rub off on future work. I think it’s counterproductive for that reason alone. Forget that I wear smudges on my left hand as a badge of honor. That’s just me. The SmudgeGuard in its very principle doesn’t make sense. If I want to avoid getting smudges on my work, then I would rather wash my hands than wash the SmudgeGuard after each use. You can argue that you can buy 10 SmudgeGuard gloves.… Read more »
Many artists wear a glove to keep the SWEAT from their hand from ruining their artwork. That’s why I buy cheap white archivast’s gloves and cut the fingers off so that it prevents smudges. It works but I don’t like that it’s too big and loose on my hand. It also covers the majority of my hand which is not necessary. And worse, it looks cheap that I have to cut it up! I buy gloves and then I have to cut it up. Does it make sense? But I do that only because I don’t have any other choice.… Read more »
such a lively debate. Thanks for your input, Sam.
The glove is very cool looking! Shows alot of skin which makes it totally sexy!
Sounds to me like Sam and Cindy are hired spokespeople.. but that’s just how I read it. Now, as a disclaimer, I am neither a lefty, nor one of those people that leaves the restroom in a less than sanitary state. I was looking into these to use with my new Wacom graphic tablet. I’m trying to get used to it, but the problem is that despite my hands not being particularly sweaty, they seem to stick when in contact with the surface of the tablet. I’m rather avoiding purchasing the SmudgeGuard glove because A) the name is stupid, B)… Read more »
Obama needs this. He’s left-handed.
It’s not just for left-handed people. And it’s also made mainly for digital artists, where it helps their hands slide easily on the tablet surface, and to prevent smudging on said tablet. as a RIGHT-HANDED person, this product has helped me greatly on my digital paintings.
Did you guys even click the link?