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October 15, 2009
Uni-ball Alpha Gel Slim...
Uni-ball Alpha Gel Slim Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm

Good:
- Gel provides comfort to those that write fast or for a very long period of time.
- Light-weight, perfect for those pencil spinners out there.
- Clip is the best out of all the Alpha Gel series.
- Smooth, brilliant design.

Bad:
- Too small to write very accurate things in with a big hand.
- The cap can come off easily if used over and over again.

Overall, this is a pencil that is recommended for students who like light weight pencils with great grip to write with.

--**Digiflex**--

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digiflexrs123
 
June 28, 2012
This is a beautiful pencil....
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This is a beautiful pencil. It doesn't look or feel cheap. The gently sloped body of this pencil has a gorgeous, metallic turquoise color. The milky grip is, of course, a pleasure. All in all, it's a great pencil at a great price.

However, if you have large hands, I would stay away from this pencil. Because of the squishiness of the grip, the pencil is actually slimmer in your hand than it appears. My hands are quite large, and I've found that the Uni-ball Alpha Gel Slim is too small for me. The fatter version is probably just right for the size of my hands.

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copicarker
 
April 27, 2011
This Pencils is AMAZING.I...
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This Pencils is AMAZING.I have small hands, and this fits them perfectly It's not a shakey but still it works very well. Also the colors available are very nice. I recommend this product 100%!

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alhafezmatt
 
November 8, 2009
This pencil is awesome!...
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This pencil is awesome! It has a great feel to it, and the grip is extremely squishy. YAY Makes me glad when I write with it, and I always grab this pencil to use before a test.
The clip is really good, too.

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March 2, 2009
This is an amazing pencil!...
This is an amazing pencil! The gel gets squishier than when you buy it. I highly recomend this pencil, just a little pricey.

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jacobw211
 
July 13, 2013
I like this pencil but...
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I like this pencil but even though I have a small hand, it is a little too thin for me. I would suggest using a bigger pencil with the grips and everything of this version of mechanical pencils.

Pros:
- grip is comfortable
- you can lower your hand closer to the tip to write easier and there's still an amount of grip to GRIP your pencil
- the metal clip is strong and nice
- the color is nice
- the eraser cap has a nice design
- writing is nice, doesn't have a high risk of breaking lead
- even though it is a skinny pencil, the grip helps me to control my writing and the more experience you have with the pencil the better your writing gets (depending on your writing style). Also to write well or neatly then you have to squeeze your fingers near the tip of the pencil with comfortable grip and sleek tip to help you write better.
- It's made by uni, from/of Japan, which I know is a high quality pencil company and a good one for the price I bought for this M. Pencil

Cons:
- the grip can get dirty easily (specs, dust, little strands of black things, and especially the imprint of writing from a pencil) so you have to clean the grip just to keep it nice and white. It still collects dust -__-
- the pencil is too SMALL (thick) it's so skinny that you can barely control this thing. You focus more on the writing than the comfort when it should be both. I only regret buying this pencil because of how skinny it is. The way it sits in my hand is not very ergonomic. You have
- even though the cap looks nice and the eraser is easy to take out to refill led, the eraser is TINY!!. If you're going to use this pencil you need your own high quality eraser.

Other than the cons, good pencil!! especially because it's made from Japan, like most pencils that are high quality.

HiPatrickTrieu