The Zyp-Zyp Tape Dispenser Ends Fiddling with Rolls of Tape

By: Joey Haar - Aug 16, 2016
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The Zyp-Zyp tape dispenser uses a minimalist form to address a frustratingly common industrial design problem. Clear tape can be one of the most annoying household and office items around, as consumer constantly lose the end of the roll and have to pick at it with their fingernails, sometimes tearing the tape to shreds. Not only is the Zyp-Zyp tape dispenser smaller than a traditional one, but it also eliminates the need to search for the end of the roll.

The small metal piece attaches to standard rolls of clear tape. To use it, consumers just run the end of the roll through the slot in their Zyp-Zyp, sticky-side up, then stick it back onto the roll over top of the dispenser. When they need tape, consumers push on the Zyp-Zyp to release the tape, pull out what they need, cut it off on the serrated edge and stick the loose tape down again.