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 4.5 (10 customer reviews)
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December 31, 2013
Like people said, the...
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Like people said, the grip is high for people who grip it low :( since the plastic of the pencil is slippery, your hand will slip if it's not holding the gel part. If you have sweaty hands I recommend getting a drafting pencil with a knurled grip.
It's also really heavy, so I took the spring out to try and it's lighter that way xD it just won't advance the lead by shaking if you do.
Asides from these two points it's a really nice pencil design-wise. It's so popular in our school!!

December 9, 2012
I LOVE THIS PENCIL. It's very comfortable when you write.

January 6, 2012
in my grade at school...
in my grade at school there are two pencil nerds...i am one :) i love the uni alpha gels, they are so comfortable and nifty

May 17, 2010
When I bought this pencil...
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When I bought this pencil a couple of years ago, I was not surprised at all by its comfortable grip. I had already experienced the old, fat version of the alpha gel. However, what really sets this pencil apart from the original is its thin body and shaker ability. The shaker ability allows you to advance the lead without changing hand positions. Its also fun to play with when you are bored. Another neat thing about this pencil is the lead retracting mechanism. By clicking the top down like you would with a pen, you can easily retract the lead. Great pencil overall and in my opinion, the best of the alpha gel line.

November 25, 2009
I love these pencils...
I love these pencils so so so so much!!! They are so squishy, and super addicting. I think it's the best pencil ever...

October 15, 2009
Uni-ball Alpha Gel Shaka...
Uni-ball Alpha Gel Shaka Shaker Pencil - 0.5 mm

- Perfect balance in weight.
- Gel provides comfort in people who tend to write fast or extensively.
- Revised clip, better than the HD series one.
- Shaker is okay.

- Grip rips very easily, good care is recommended to avoid this.
- The shaking mechanism sometimes jams.
- No lower grip for writers who grip the pencil low.


March 14, 2009
i love this pencil i...
i love this pencil i have it and i love the squishy grip but mine pulled apart in half but u can fix it and like yea this is a good pencil to me

October 6, 2008
In the current Japanese...
In the current Japanese market, this is a fairly new product. This product has proved to be a popular mechanical pencil in Japan. This is my favourite mechanical pencil in the series of all uni-ball mechanical pencils.

July 30, 2008
THIS PENCIL IS BEAUTIFUL! i love it, but there are some down sides, but first the up sides to this pencil, it is pretty, convinent, and it feels great on your hands... but now the down sides, 1. it breaks easily. 2. it you squish the grip regularly, it tears. 3. IT COSTS A TON!!!! although, it is the best one out of the uni series.... but if you REALLLLLY NEEEEED to get this pencil, get white (or clear,) pink, blue.... :) Yeah. . .

May 14, 2011
do not ever wash it...
do not ever wash it