Pilot Opt Shaker Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Cut Glass White Body

Pilot Opt Shaker Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Cut Glass White Body

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4.3 (7 reviews)
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The Opt pencil is a quality instrument available at a fraction of its potential price. The sales slogan for this line in Japan is "Dress up!", and it was designed to accompany business people and travelers. It features a broad body for an ergonomic hold, a push clip that can be used to clip this pencil onto thicker objects, and a shaker function! This means that you can just shake the pencil and the internal weight mechanism extends the lead for you! No need to click (though pencil includes this feature)!

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Amazing pencil. Great...
March 28, 2015
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Amazing pencil. Great weight and feel. It holds the lead well and is extremely pretty. However....
I recommend not choosing the white grip pencil. It originally looked very pretty but as time went on the grip got dirty and now looks yellowish and gross. Now, you cant even tell that it used to be white.
I know the white grip looks prettier and cleaner than the black grip ones, but I recommend getting the black grip versions of this pencil. I got the night-star black one after this one got dirty. And the black one looks and works fine.
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this pencil has a really...
January 26, 2015
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this pencil has a really great balance to it!! and the clip is actually really functional and cool to just play around with (i don't tend to use pencil clips because i'm afraid they might break on me. however, this pencil clip doesn't seem to be cheaply made!). it feels really nice in my hand and the pattern is really professional :) the only thing that could be made better in my opinion is the grip: it feels a little cheap compared to the rest of the body but the entire pencil is amazing for its price! it's one of my favorite pencils to write with besides the dr. grip and the double knock! :)
I'm glad I chose white...
June 4, 2013
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I'm glad I chose white because this pencil is really nice and clean looking, really pretty. I love the bottom-weighted feel it has in my hand, it feels sturdy and comfortable!
I don't use pencils often,...
August 5, 2011
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I don't use pencils often, but when I do it is a Pentel Twist Erase III 0.5. I've stood by this brand of pencil for about 5 years, and have yet to be disappointed. However, during my first order from JetPens, I decided to try out a pencil from one of my all-time favorite manufacturers: Pilot.

The pencil feels nice in my hand. The shaker mechanism adds a bit of weight to the pencil (something that the Pentel always had over most mechanical pencils).

The face of the clip looks a bit plain (I'm accustom to such wide clips offering a home for the label), but definitely tolerable. When I write with a pencil, I am prepared to make multiple mistakes and employ the eraser to rectify those mistakes. In that sense, I would prefer a larger eraser that isn't capped, but it certainly isn't a deal-breaker for me.

Post-purchase, I had wished I'd selected the pink-bodied version. Upon arrival, I'm ecstatic that I selected the white body- it's beautiful!

I'm not completely convinced this pencil will replace my trusty Pentel, but the Pentel will certainly have to learn to share the spotlight.
This pencil is amazing....
December 23, 2010
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This pencil is amazing. The shaker mechanism is great and easy to use. The eraser is nice and the weight is just perfect. It is very comfortable to use.

I would recommend this to every one that loves design, easy usability, and affordability.