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PROS 1) The grip. It's...
April 23, 2012
1) The grip. It's ever-so-slightly firmer than a standard alpha gel. On a 1-10 scale of softness:

Standard 207= 1-2
Standard Alpha grip= 10
Dr. Grip = 3-4
207 premier= 9.5

2) The ink: 207 gel. Smooth, permanent, inexpensive. Though they have been known to be a bit inconsistent, I have gone through five refills thus far and only one didn't lay down as smooth of a line as the rest, but was still vastly superior to any other pen I own.

3) The price. It's a jetstream's cost less expensive than standard ballpoint alphas that don't write nearly as well as this. Although those can take 207 refills, why pay extra? I don't know why this grip doesn't have its own marketing scheme, because it's really squishy and just a bit more "gelly" (it retains its shape a bit longer after letting go, just to give an idea) than the alpha mech pencil I have, but I suppose its privacy is to the benefit of those who venture a bit.

1) The clicker on top wiggles a bit when the ink is extended. It's maybe half a millimeter too narrow for the barrel. Not a big deal, but it does make a little noise when writing quickly.

Conclusion: It's superb for people with too-tight grips, and the ink flows smoothly, dries pretty quickly for gel, and is archival quality (pH neutral, water resistant, acid-free, unwashable, etc...) at a low price. Even the refills, for the quality of the ink, are almost suspiciously inexpensive ($2 for a 2 pack). Buy it.
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Exceptionally comfortable...
March 10, 2012
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Exceptionally comfortable pen. Originally purchased for the anti-fraud features, intending to use it to sign all checks at my business. But it is so comfortable and writes so well I basically use if for everything. Wish they had a couple different colors of the pen - you can fill with different color refills but it would be nice to be able to tell the difference by the outside of the pen itself.

The only bad thing about this pen is that it is so comfortable you have to pay close attention or else it will disappear!
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A new favorite! I love...
April 23, 2013
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A new favorite! I love how the Signo 207s write, but I never cared for the "nubby" grip on the standard models. The super-squishy gel grip on this pen is a pleasure to hold, though a matte finish like the alpha gel pens and pencils would have been better for repelling dust that tends to accumulate on the grip.

The body itself is just like the standard model with a few minor aesthetic tweaks. The pen is pretty well-balanced, though just slightly front-heavy because of the grip.

The tip glides well and doesn't skip, and I personally like the Signo 207 refills better than Pilot G2s in terms of ink viscosity. Signo 207 ink is quick-drying, saturated and extremely smooth. The color is slightly grey when put side-by-side with G2 ink, which has more blue tones in it. The refills are also budget-friendly which I like.

I hope they come out with some other colors for this model, because I wouldn't mind adding a few more to my collection!
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For one with arthritis...
April 27, 2014
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For one with arthritis and large hands, this is my #1 pen for any kind of writing.

Even better, the Uniball UMR-83 and 85 fit this exactly like the original. I need a finer point to make my hand writing legible (even to me), and these non-standard refills work just fine.

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Hey guys, i know you...
August 8, 2012
Hey guys, i know you guys are all excited about Signo ink, but i have news. Jetstream refills fit this.

So do what you will with this information. Just on the side, completely irrelated, a jestream pen with alpha gel is more. Just in case you want a very smooth writing comfortable pen.

The cheap comfort of this pen and its refillableness warrant the five star rating I'm giving it. I will make no comments about its horrible inconsistent skippy atrocious ink.
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I love these pens. They...
August 24, 2016
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I love these pens. They are my all-time favorite pen due to the thick gel surrounding the bottom where my fingers go. I can write for very long periods of time without my fingers hurting or going numb from the pressure.
I agree with another...
July 11, 2016
I agree with another reviewer, whom I quote here: "horrible inconsistent skippy atrocious ink. Ink stops writing before running out! Have used for more than a year specifically for writing checks--ahem, especially for my wife's checkbook. Me, I use a Platinum Preppy and use Noodler's Black, which is essentially bulletproof.
My second favorite pen....
February 10, 2016
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My second favorite pen. My top favorite is the Uni Jetstream Alpha Gel!
I like this pen but it's...
December 22, 2015
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I like this pen but it's barrel is a little to fat for me. I prefer the slimmer barrels.
Great black gel ink in...
November 19, 2015
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Great black gel ink in a very comfortable writing device!
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