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

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Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Noble Pink Body - UNI M5858GG1PN.13
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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 multiple 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 line. You are effectively using only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil.


Specs
Model NumberUNI M5858GG1PN.13
Shipping Weight1.05 oz
Body Color Pink
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 White
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


October 23, 2012
I love this pencil. ...
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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

2 people found this helpful
mellygirl23
 
September 14, 2010
woot! so i just got one...
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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.

2 people found this helpful
apple.citrus
 
January 1, 2013
The lead rotates well,...
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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.

1 person found this helpful
sherril.h.6597
 
September 29, 2012
i love this pencil! my...
i love this pencil! my friend recently gave me one, and it works wonderfully! altough the pink is a bit to light to see, i still heart it!

1 person found this helpful
yellowrabbit122
 
April 4, 2014
Great pencil. Grip isn't...
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Great pencil. Grip isn't that squishy though. The color in the pic isn't the same. Mine is more tan

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