Average Customer Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this pen to...
, September 10, 2011
I bought this pen to be able to have all my favorite colors in one pen and only
have to carry one. For a pen freak like me that was a pretty stupid thought. I'm
still going to carry a purse full of pens because of all the different colors,
points, etc. :)
This pen is lightweight plastic and feels a bit cheap at first. Changing the
colors is somewhat smooth. A couple times I've clicked to change the color and
had to click the button again because the refill popped back up into the pen but
that may have been operator error. The barrel is a little fat and took some
getting used to. I ordered 5 refills in the .5 and a pencil refill as well. The
colors are very nice. The .5 is a nice fine line, I think anything smaller is
too fine a point in this particular pen but that is a personal choice. Overall I
like the colors but the fat barrel makes it a little annoying to write with.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
I work as a night auditor...
, July 7, 2013
I work as a night auditor in a hotel and an constantly using different color
pens. In the past I used a Papermate X-Tend Multi and later their PhD Multi,
both of which I had to buy multiple times after they broke down on me after a
year or so. Their rotating action is the main weakness.
It was a tough choice for me between this and the Hi-Tec-C. It came down to the
refills being less complicated and less expensive, and I like the conical tips
that look stronger to me than the thin needle tips. Since I wanted a separate
pencil (the black .3mm Kuru Toga) I opted to fill it with five .28mm gels for
the finest lines and longer life. The eraser has seen almost no action because
of this, but it's the same size as the one in that model of pencil.
This pen is amazing! The barrel could use a grip but the smooth plastic doesn't
bother me at all. It's extremely light but not flimsy to me. It takes very
little pressure to write, and the superfine gels haven't disappointed me. The
lines are consistent, and only once the black started to fade on me due to a
bubble I think was caused from dropping it. The blue had one too, but it didn't
affect the line at all. The black recovered after a few days of coming out a
light gray. I've dropped this pen several times (I have this bad habit of
tossing and catching at work, heh heh) and that problem hasn't happened since.
The lever action is very nice too—very light and they click into place easily
and securely. The only drawback is it's a little sensitive if another lever is
touched. It doesn't take much to make your selection snap back, especially when
touching the main lever that is the clip.
I found a nice bonus too: the refills for this pen are the same size as the
Papermates I used to use, so after my first red ran out, I popped in the last
two (dull brick) red refills I had sitting around. This pen has no trouble using
them as it takes a higher pressure to write with medium ballpoints. The second
one is almost done and I can't wait to put the next .28 red gel in! I checked
and saw the gel refills for this pen work perfectly in the two types of
Papermate Multis I used to use, which is nice because fine-point ballpoint
refills for those were hard to find, but the Meister is so much better. After
using this pen constantly for eight months, it's not showing much wear. The
black plastic where I grip it near the end is slightly smoother but not by
I recommend this pen highly, and bought a second one for a co-worker last
Christmas—she loves it, and from what I've seen, the pencil action is more
solid than the old Papermates from my past. I'd like to see them offer pencil
inserts in .3mm (one advantage of the Hi-Tec-C,) as well as other sizes, but as
I decided to go with a Kuru Toga, it doesn't really concern me.
This is my new favorite...
, January 16, 2013
This is my new favorite pen!!! it has 5 slots to insert ink refills and the
clickey part slides smoothly. It also stays down when pushed all the way (rather
than randomly unclicking).
I think the only downside is that you must buy the ink recommended for this pen
and the ink could use some improvement. Though the colors are nice and vibrant
(and there is a large variety of colors, the ink could be smoother.
But regardless, this is the perfect pen for me to take notes with for my
Best pen in the world!...
, May 8, 2012
Best pen in the world! 4 colors of ink + a pencil and smooth writing gel ink in
a super fine point so I can write tiny. What more could a resident possibly
want? I've got two - one with standard colors for work, one with pretty colors
for studying. I have a mini heart attack when I misplace the thing.
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
, September 27, 2011
A great looking pen. Feels great in the hand. Love the look of the inks
through the plastic....
Springs are way too weak. Most Japanese multipens have incredibly weak
springs...but these take the cake.
Gel ink last no time. The one cartridge I've used most...perhaps three pages of
writing...is already out of ink. Given the cost of refills...I would avoid the
gel ink and perhaps the pen.