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Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Grip

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Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Grip - UNI M5858GG1P.33
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Description
Separately, the Alpha Gel and Kuru Toga lines were already popular. Combined, this new pencil is sure to be a big hit. Now you can enjoy the famous break resistant mechanical pencil with the irresistibly soft and squishy Alpha Gel grip famous for keeping an egg from breaking when dropped from a 5 foot height! If you don't know about the Kuru Toga, let us explain.

With standard mechanical pencils, as you write the pencil lead is worn down until it is a slanted surface. Each time you write you will get a different experience depending on how the pencil is rotated. This can cause multi\ ple annoyances:

1. As you start to write you might have a sharp point, but as you continue to write the point is worn down and thus your line widths are not uniform. This can also lead to smudgy and thick lines.

2. If you pick the pencil up and happen to start writing with the tip of the angled point, it is likely to scratch or catch on the paper.

3. The different angles at which the pencil lead comes in to contact with the paper is a common cause of lead breakage.

The Kuru Toga, on the other hand, has a core rotation mechanism that continually rotates the pencil lead as you write. The lead is twisted through a spring-loaded clutch, it works by twisting incrementally every time you lift the pencil up (i.e. during printing words, etc). This allows a uniform wearing of the pencil lead so that it always remains as a pointed tip. Not only does it solve the above problems, but it also gives you an amazingly thin l ine. You are effectively using only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil.


Specs
Model NumberUNI M5858GG1P.33
Weight1.1 ounces
Body Color Silver
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation, Ergonomic
Diameter - Grip 11.3 mm
Diameter - Max 13.2 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Blue
Grip Material Silicone
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 2.8 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.0 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews


June 9, 2012
Simply outstanding. The...
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Simply outstanding. The soft grip and sharpening feature aids in neat writing. The gel grip on the pencil is famous for protecting an egg from breaking when dropped on concrete, thus the grip is extremely soft and comfortable when compared to other grips. There are only two cons for this pencil: One is that the grip is slightly firmer than the original alpha-gel; the second is that the sharpening feature doesn't work if you write in cursive. Overall, this pencil is wonderful. I highly recommend this product for both long periods of writing, and short note taking.

3 people found this helpful
 
September 26, 2011
I have had this pencil...
I have had this pencil for about 3 weeks now and here's my two cents. It is an awesome pencil, its intuitive, comfortable and very light. The Kuru Toga technology is pretty helpful when taking notes etc, however, the technology requires for you to lift your pencil. This means that when drawing lines etc, the pencil doesn't spin the lead.

And to add, the gel is similar to the Alpha Gel HD series, not as squishy as the originals.

However, my biggest complaint is that it STOPPED working for me after 3 weeks. By three weeks I finished the lead that came with the pencil and when I loaded the new lead 0.5 the pencil stopped working. I've been trying different solutions but I've reached a dead end and a useless pencil.

Basically the pencil doesnt push the lead out, it just moves freely through the pencil. If anyone knows a fix for this please let me know...


4 people found this helpful
sresalock
 
April 30, 2011
I love this pencil so...
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I love this pencil so awesome truly amazing :) worth the money

3 people found this helpful
twiggybones
 
March 23, 2011
this pencil is good and...
this pencil is good and bad. the good part is that the grip is squishy and your writing comes out neat. the bad part is that the led always gets stuck and u cant get it out.

3 people found this helpful
stevenrcks018
 
July 30, 2010
The grip is not as squishy...
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The grip is not as squishy as your typical Alpha Gel but overall still has a great feel to it.

2 people found this helpful
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