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In response to question...
, January 26, 2012
In response to question about refilling pencil. Unscrew barrel as if going to
replace ink refill on one of the chambers. For pencil part, pull off the whole
tip section (pull it straight out, away from the part that goes up into the
chamber--turning mechanism). Add a few refills and put the pencil tip back on.
Replace barrel and you are good to go.
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This is one attractive...
, April 7, 2012
This is one attractive pen! The appearance and functionality work hand in hand
to make this my favorite pen.
Let me break this review down to the pros and cons.
++ The subtle luster on this pen's black barrel doesn't show up in JetPens'
photos. It sparkles in the light.
++ The hard rubber globe embedded on the top of the pen is probably the most
appealing design feature for me. It's a transparent golden champagne color and
sports a really cute golden flower.
++ The rotation is pretty stiff and seems really cheap at first, but it
definitely smooths out after a few days.
++ THE INK. Oh, lordy, the ink! It is such a pleasure to write with the
Jetstream ink. It's so smooth and even that all I want to do is keep writing
with it! I have not yet sampled the 0.7 refills, but the 0.5 fineness suits me
just fine. It was shockingly fine at first (I only used 0.7 and 1.0 mm pens
before this Jetstream), but it just takes some getting used to. It's hard to
believe that this is a ballpoint... other ballpoint pens can't compare.
++ Refilling is a breeze. Just twist off the bottom half of the barrel while
holding the silver ring. To refill the pencil component, pull off the tip of the
pencil part and refill. It's not easy to pull it off and will take a bit of
strength. When you're done putting in the lead, make sure you push the tip back
in all the way.
++ The barrel is the perfect width for me, and although there's no grip, it's
been comfortable to write with for long periods of time.
-- Disappointingly, the other golden flower (the one on the middle of the barrel
with all the writing on it) is just a plastic sticker. The edges start fraying
after a few days of use, and it'll probably come off.
-- As far as I can tell, the silver clip is holding up well and seems sturdy
enough, but it's too loose to clip onto one sheet of paper and will slide
-- Because the labels marking the different multipen components (red, black, and
0.5 sharp) are permanently written into the silver ring, FULL customization is
limited. Of course, you can disregard this and scramble the pen with refills
-- There are only three slots, and the mechanical pencil part can't be removed,
so you can only have two colors.
Since the 0.5 mm might not be for you, I recommend buying 0.7 or 1.0 mm
Jetstream refills with your order. Plus, you'll probably be eating through the
ink. ;) I really recommend this pen (especially the black color). It's slim,
feminine, and best of all, a great pen with magical ink.
| I really hoped that this...
, July 21, 2012
I really hoped that this would be my main pen for use at work. The pen's look is
very nice and understated, and the Jetstream ink is fabulous. The two big
drawbacks for me are the smoothness of the pen body and the lack of an eraser
for the pencil. The pen body is very smooth, and as I tried writing for longer
periods I had trouble keeping a good grip. The diameter is really good, though.
I hold the pen close to the tip, and if you have a more relaxed writing grip
this probably won't be an issue for you. I even tried to add a low profile
rubber sleeve, but it didn't really work out.
The clip is attached at the very end of the pen, and the pen is a nice overall
length (I don't have it close, else I would measure it). However, in a men's
shirt pocket the pen sits a little high without being fully seated on the clip.
It just moves around a little more easily than I would like.
| This pen is fantastic!...
, March 11, 2012
This pen is fantastic! It writes very smooth and has a nice design. Definitely
| I'm really just adding...
, January 26, 2012
I'm really just adding to to my prior, lengthy review of this model. This is a
great pen. I have been using several colors of this same model
extensively--almost exclusively--for months now. I take a ton of notes in
meetings. To me, this is a perfect size. The rotating mechanism seems to get
smoother. But in addition to the fact that these use the fabulous Jetstream ink
(multi-pen size refill), these are really strong and story. The clip is solid,
holds spring. The plastic/vinyl is really strong. This stuff will not crack
easily. I've lost one of the ones I have but there is no visible wear and tear
on them at all. I do like the striped one (the less neon looking one) best, but
this black one is quite nice. It's become my favorite pen (this model) and I
have scads and scads of pens.