August 3, 2011
This is a good basic pencil, but the auto lead rotating mechanism is not as
impressive as it advertises itself to be. The idea is that when you write, the
pressure from pushing down on to the paper loads a little spring, and then when
you lift the pencil from the paper, the spring releases and rotates the lead a
little bit. But, I found that I write too lightly for the mechanism to work.
Also, one thing I recently noticed that I never noticed before is that when I
write, my fingers already rotate the pencil anyway. This is a habit I
developed over years of using 0.3mm pencils.
If you've been using a 0.3 pencil for a while, you probably already write very
lightly and rotate the pencil, so this pencil does not do anything that you
don't already. This is a nice gimmick but my recommendation is to go for a nice
ergonomic design, something that doesn't jam very often, and if so is easily
serviceable. This pencil at least feels comfortable to write with and is
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