When I first got this highlighter, I wasn't aware of its crayon-like design, and
at first I didn't like it at all. A few days later, I was reading and making
notes in a literature anthology for a class I'm taking. I always use a pencil to
underline instead of highlighting because the pages are so thin, but even with a
pencil I can still see my marks clearly from the back of the page. I suddenly
remembered this highlighter, and I am extremely happy with the results. Even if
I lay it on thick, it can barely be seen through the page.
I still think the design could be better. The tip is cut in a way that makes it
very hard to use neatly, but after using it for a while and wearing it down to
an angled tip like a normal highlighter, it works much better, and it is a lot
easier to be precise and neat. I also wish the gel stick was thinner, but I
guess that might cause stability issues. With that said, I would highly
recommend this highlighter for anybody that is in college and has problems
highlighting on the ultra-thin pages that seem to be in most textbooks now, and
if you're put off by the poorly shaped tip at first, use it for a while. You can
wear it down to any angle to suit the way you like to use it.