| I love the Energel pens,...
, September 15, 2014
I love the Energel pens, and wanted a refillable. I love the color and the grip
is very comfortable, but I have the same problem as other reviewers: when the
cap is posted (placed on the back of the pen), the texture doesn't allow it to
properly grip/click in, and it slowly wiggles until it falls off.
While the pen itself works great, this problem has been enough to keep me from
using it consistently over the few months that I've had it.
| I love everything about...
, May 12, 2014
I love everything about this pen except for one thing: when I take the cap off
and try to put it on the back of the pen while I'm writing, the texture of the
body and the cap don't create enough friction, and the cap tends to fall off.
Not a dealbreaker, but it does lead to a lot of time spent looking for my cap.
| Really like the eye-catching...
, December 15, 2013
Really like the eye-catching pen body, but I kept putting this pen aside because
the ink flow left a lot to be desired, some blobs and skipped lines, which
surprised me for a nearly $10 gel ballpoint! But I tried the lighter-trick
mentioned in another review and it started writing beautifully and consistently,
even as I doodled long and fast lines to test the pen. Let it sit overnight
capped, and the next day it still wrote better than when it was new. If future
refills do the skipping and blobbing I will try the lighter-to-tip trick again,
for this and other pens! I might even splurge on another body color now that I
know how to get it to work well.
| appearance of pen - looks...
, December 12, 2011
appearance of pen - looks like a more expensive pen and feels good in the hand.
the outer body does not feel 'rubbery' at all but does have a slight texture to
it. it is not perfectly smooth as glass or metal would perhaps feel.
the one nit-pick that I have with this pen, is there is a clear plastic ring
that separates the two 'halves' of the main pen body. IMO this clear plastic
ring is very cheap-looking. I would have been more impressed with the
appearance of the pen had it used a black or 'chrome' looking part instead. the
clear plastic ring is just above the 'chrome' looking part in the photos.
| We learned that the spring...
, December 10, 2009
We learned that the spring in the body CAN be removed by hitting the body
lightly against your hand until the spring falls out, thereby allowing you to
use the standard Tradio refill.