Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Noble Pink Body

Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Noble Pink Body

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4.4 (14 reviews)
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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.

There's a real problem that affects almost all mechanical pencils. As you use a regular mechanical pencil, the lead wears down on one side, forming a slanted wedge-shaped tip. Each time you put the lead to the page you end up using a different lead surface (pointy, flat, wide, thin) depending on how you hold the pencil. This can cause dramatic and unsightly variations in line thickness as you write or draw.

The Kuru Toga eliminates this problem with the use of an ingenious lead rotation mechanism that continually rotates the pencil lead as you write. A spring-loaded clutch twists the lead incrementally every time you lift the pencil from the paper. This allows a uniform wearing of the lead to create a conical tip shape that provides a fine, consistent line.

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I love this pencil. ...
October 23, 2012
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I love this pencil. I am a college student who spends a lot of timing writing, so I bought several pencils in my search for an ultra comfortable one. This is by far my favorite! The squishy grip keeps my fingers from getting sore throughout the day. <3
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woot! so i just got one...
September 14, 2010
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woot! so i just got one delievered :] fortunately it looks awesome and is extremely useful. thank you uni-ball for combining the two ingenious ideas together! one thing i have to say is the squishy handle is not as soft as the acutal uni-bal alpha gel. but overall, i was thrilled with the product.
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The pencil looked very...
June 17, 2016
The pencil looked very cute when I got it, which was exactly what I had hoped for. The kuru toga mechanism is, as always, amazing. However, the grip was not nearly as squishy as I had hoped it would be. My friend also got one, but in Turquoise Blue Body color, and her grip began to yellow after some use. My grip did not yellow, but it became sort of transparent. If you want to buy this pencil hoping for a good combination of the Alpha Gel and kuru toga, I suggest you buy them separately.
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This is a very comfortable...
November 20, 2015
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This is a very comfortable pencil to use. I have Bi-lateral corporal tunnel and this pencil is thick and easy to keep a grip on. The grip is soft and doesn't cause pain in my hand. I can take more then a full page of notes and my hand will be fine. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because if you are not heavy handed in your pressure then the turning mechanism does not engage thus preventing its purpose for my purchase. I still have to turn the pencil in my hand often to create uniform widths and angles of the lead. Also, if you are writing English Script then you will not be lifting the pencil often enough to have the lead wear down evenly.
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The lead rotates well,...
January 1, 2013
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The lead rotates well, the gel is super-comfy and super-squishy, and the eraser cap clicks in without extending the lead.

This pencil is godly and you shouldn't mess with the godly Kuru Toga engine. Now buy it.
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