July 10, 2013
I bought this pen to try out the grip. The grip is quite unique in that it
feels like a sort of putty and will stay in the shape that you press it into.
It is not super-soft like the alpha gel line, but instead offers a feeling of a
personalized grip section (plus it's fun to fidget with and smoosh between your
fingers.) The pen body is a bit too feather-light and front-heavy for my taste,
but is still perfectly usable. The clip is a cheap plastic that could easily
snap, but the clicker seems solid.
I really did not like the sub-par ballpoint cartridge that came with this pen -
the ink is very light and drags a bit on the page. The line was no where near a
0.7 mm width, it's barely a 0.5 mm on the page, though I will give it points for
The good news is that the Zebra Z-mulsion cartridges fit in this pen with a bit
of modification! With some careful trimming and some tape to seal off the back
of the cartridge, this pen suddenly becomes a comfy and smooth writer.
I would say skip this pen unless you're interested in trying the putty-like grip
and just go straight to a higher quality ballpoint. I can't quite justify the
price for this one.