December 27, 2014
This is a neat little extender/holder that I hope won't give out soon. The body
is nice and seems solid enough. It has some natural heft to it, which is
appreciable. The girth seems to put people off some but I enjoy it.
All looks aside, closer inspection reveals some disheartening things that could
affect long-term durability: only the body and possibly the cap are made of
aluminum. The section the cap presses down onto is either plastic or a cheap
alloy and this same material, unfortunately, is used for the prongs. The prongs
are also not evenly spaced.
Compatibility is huge for pencil extenders and this one falls right in the mass
of them: those that are not compatible with Tombow Mono pencils and others.
Mildly disappointing, but predictable. It accepts the pencil up to its gold
band, then no more. But, it does accept every other pencil I've tried:
Mitsubishi's 9850 and Red, Tombow's 2558, and a collection of 'generic' pencils.