Like buttons, you probably don’t think of scissors as something that needs an upgrade. However, Fiskars Softouch Spring Action Scissors manage to solve a number of problems you’ve likely ignored over the years and just make your cutting needs a lot easier.
Using a pair of scissors requires an imprecise motion of your hand, making it more difficult to cut in a straight line. Additionally, scissors are often designed for right-handed people and you have to get a special pair for lefties. Scissors that don’t favour either hand are just uncomfortable for everyone. The Fiskars Softouch Scissors solve these problems by offering a comfortable grip regardless of your dominant hand, plus they use a spring-loaded mechanism that only requires you to squeeze down to cut. The scissors will force themselves back up afterwards, making it easier to get a smoother, cleaner cut with less work. Fiskars also built in a safety latch so you can keep the blades locked together when not in use.
While using these special scissors takes a little adjustment, as they feel strange initially, they work much better than a normal pair. I’ve been using them for over a year now and much prefer them to the standard type. I still use normal scissors for some things, as they’re significantly cheaper, but I keep a pair of Fiskars Softouch around for when I need to cut something out of paper, cut fabric and any other jobs that require precision. If your scissors don’t do anything important, these aren’t for you. If you could use a nice pair that cuts better than most, be sure to check them out.