This is an excellent...
, February 13, 2011
This is an excellent pen. One caveat to those who like pens that "sound" solid.
This operates with loose parts, so you will hear some rattle when you move the
pen quickly. Also, one of my dislikes with the components is that there is no
.3mm pencil option. I am currently using it with .3mm Hi-Tec-C Slim refills
(black and red), and I wish the pencil could also be .3mm.
This is a very good pencil!...
, May 28, 2009
This is a very good pencil! I have relatively average hands, and the grip is
just the right size for me. The gravity mechanism works very well, and is very,
very cool. However, it only gets four stars because of its excessive price and
tiny eraser (although almost all of the multipens have tiny erasers).
This is a very cool pen,...
, August 26, 2008
This is a very cool pen, with a great switching mechanism. For my taste, this
pen could've stood to be a bit heavier weight (I'm not always easy on my pens),
and somewhat more solidly made, but the body IS solid metal, and the switching
mechanism is really the most innovative I've ever come across.
As far as refills go, being an artist I like to have a wide selection of colors
available to me. For this pen, you'll be hard-pressed to find many refills that
are not what seems to be the standard 0.7mm multipen refill size. The ballpoint
refills that fit this pen are, of course, the ones made for it, Hi-Tec-C SLIM
refills (and no other Hi-Tec-C refills), any refills made specifically for the
Cross Tech 3 multi pen, or any other multi or mini pen refill that measures 2
5/8" long by 1/16" wide/high/across. Monteverde refills that will fit this pen
ARE available at colorado pen, and in a GREAT selection of colors (purple, red,
pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, blue black, black, AND brown) and
two tip widths (medium, which is approximately 0.7mm, and broad, which is
probably 0.9mm). If you're looking for fine point refills, Levenger also offers
multi pen refills (which they've since renamed "mini pen refills") that will fit
this pen and other multi pens. You're stuck with black, red, or blue ink with
them, but they do at least offer medium AND fine point refills that will work
beautifully with this pen.
If you're looking for a great, all around go-to pen for both drawing and
writing, you really can't beat the cool factor of this one with the weighted
switch mechanism, and the low price!So whaddaya waiting for?! ; )..