Now look here and look sharp. A chap simply can't have a blunt instrument. It simply won't do, whether it's H, HB, B or 2B. And frankly, whether it's 2B or not 2B, we should stop right here and explain. We're talking pencils, of course; the humble, ubiquitous pencil which, unless you're an architect or designer you won't have used since you were about 14. But think: a dud pencil may have cost you in a previous life. And at gadgetshop we fervently believe that a sharp, crisp pencil is the mark of a man. But how to avoid being a touch less James Blunt, and bit more Lee Sharpe? The answer, it seems, is a cat's behind. The Sharp End pencil sharpener, aptly named by our Witty Titles Sub-Committee, is a sharpener buried deep inside a moulded plastic cat. Carefully (and thoughtfully) inserting a blunt pencil or crayon in the feline posterior will result in an automatically sharper instrument, with no external rotating required. Magic. Even more magic still, the cat will duly 'molt' the spent shavings in its handily provided 'litter tray', enabling their swift removal to a nearby waste receptacle. Which is tasteful, in a manner of speaking. And now, having described its functional effectiveness in some detail, the final coup de grace... namely the sound effect, for this is a cat that, when gratified by one's pencil, produces a gentle 'meaow'. There one has it. The Sharp End Pencil Sharpener is indeed the cat's pyjamas.