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Detachable Magnetic Stapler Works Absolutely Anywhere

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Who would've thought that after over 130 years of loyal service the basic design of the office stapler could be so radically improved. But that's pretty much the only way to describe the Align, which features a detachable magnetic base allowing you to drive a staple through almost anything, anywhere.

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Typically, if you wanted to manually bind a stack of pages together like a book, you needed a stapler with an incredibly long arm to reach the center of the page. The Align gets around this with a design that separates into two parts, but still stays perfectly aligned thanks to a strong magnet in the base so the staple gets properly bent. Its real beauty is how simple an upgrade to the classic design it is, because the new stapler looks pretty much exactly like a classic Swingline—but secretly it's far more useful. And Quirky promises it's coming soon with pricing information to be determined once it goes into production.

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

Am I alone in doubting how well this stapler can even drive a staple through a book that thick? Your average Swingline can only do so many pages at a time before the staple crumples up, failing to go through the last page if you overdo it, and even spring-loaded staplers rated to do about 20 or more pages might have trouble. For that many pages, you're better off with a larger stapler that uses thicker staples and an extending grip for better leverage. Sure they're pretty huge, but if you're going to use it often, it's kind of worth it. What I'm seeing in the picture does not look practical at all, and I also doubt very much that this magnet can properly align the dimpled plate that curls the staples.