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I work as a night auditor...
July 7, 2013
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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 much.

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.
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I bought this pen to...
September 10, 2011
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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.
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rbquilter
This is my new favorite...
January 16, 2013
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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 economics class.
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asian_lily_8691
I tried this version...
May 19, 2016
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I tried this version out for the first time (usually get the Uni Style Fit 5 Color Multi Pen Body Component - Black) and have LOVED this. Highly recommend it! Great to have an eraser on board finally!
maxkarlwood
I bought this and the...
May 10, 2016
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I bought this and the Hi-Tec C Coleto 4 color body. I like the look of this pen better because it feels a bit sleeker and the "thumb tabs" are smaller. However, the clear window section isn't very good for identifying where the inserts are. The "tabs" on the Hi Tec C Coleto 4-color are easier to select the desired pen insert.

Years ago, I had a 4-insert pen with a metal body. It felt substantially heftier/better, but I constantly had problems with the pencil lead breaking. I'm not interested in paying over $100 for a metal body multipen. For only about $8, this body is a steal and the inserts aren't that bad at all. I haven't had an broken pencil lead with this pen yet.

I would have preferred a 4-color body instead of 5. (I only use black, blue, red, pencil) But that's just a personal issue.

PROs
inexpensive
light weight
fits up to 5 colors
sleek
thumb tabs are smaller than the Hi Tec C Coleto 4-color

CONs
at first, it feels cheap
the clear window isn't very good for selecting colors
thisisapen
This pen is LIGHT. I...
March 16, 2016
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This pen is LIGHT. I would prefer some heft to it. I'm also not crazy about not having color indicators at the top of the ink choices and that I have to choose by the bottom. The different inks do have a tendency to spring back before you're ready necessarily. All that being said, it's still my fave pen that I've ever owned!
kaffinated
The pen body is substantial...
September 11, 2015
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The pen body is substantial and imparts a good balance for writing. It also looks like a more expensive pen. Drawback is the uncertainty of component choice when trying to activate a particular color. The small clear band on the barrel is of little help. Ink and point for.components is excellent.
This pen is probably...
July 7, 2015
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This pen is probably by far my favorite Multi Pen body. Simple to use, easy to see what color you want to use, with the clear plastic around the bottom of the base, and it doesn't feel cheap. It just feels like a nice writing pen with easy to change compartments. The bonus is that you can use 5 gel inks or 4 gel inks PLUS a mechanical pencil. Very happy with this pen!
npperne11
This is a great multipen...
June 11, 2015
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This is a great multipen that I use everyday. It is not bulky despite the 5 pens/pencils you can put in, and all of my friends want one. Be sure to buy extra erasers with it because they don't last that long. Also when you put on the eraser cap push until it clicks because sometimes it doesn't go on completely.
zacharyjellis2000
Love the inks, love the...
August 19, 2014
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Love the inks, love the pencil, love the colors. The only reason i can't give it 5 stars is because the build quality isn't great, but it also isn't bad. It feels flimsy, but i haven't had any problems with it yet. I much prefer the feel of the Jetstream 4+1, but it doesn't have the same ink versatility.

Instead, I'm using this pen with the gel inks until i can cut the ink down to fit in my Jetstream 4+1. That way i get the ink quality and versatility of the Style Fit, but the build quality of the Jetstream 4+1.
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