This pen is engineering...
This pen is engineering perfection and my most valued every day carry item next
to my knife. I use this pen constantly and have found no short comings or
complaints other than the ink cartridges do run out faster than other pens, but
they are smaller and you can find refills for as low as $1.50 on JetPens.com.
What I use this pen for:
-Working with Panasonic Toughbooks on Critical Care ambulance transport. They
stylus insert is outstanding!
-Taking upwards of 15-20 pages of notes a day for school. I can also write more
important or relative items in other colors to emphasize importance when I"m
studying. This pen makes this so much easier because I only need one pen instead
of 2 or 3.
-Highlighting sections of books with the fluorescent green ink refill. True it
is not a "real" highlighter but I can transition quickly and without the need
for multiple items while in class. Once again the convenience of not needing
multiple pens is extremely nice.
-I also use this for everyday tasks and people complement frequently on how
awesome this pen is.
As far as quality goes this pen is beyond reproach. The mechanism is solid and
tight, even after weeks of use. The carbon fiber grip is solid as well and feels
nice during long writing sessions. The end cap has a rubber tip that can be used
for turning pages in a book or notebook which I thought was pointless until I
started doing it, thus it is a great time saver. The threads in the CB8 are also
aluminum which is a nice touch. The TS10 and a few other models have plastic
threads. The diameter of this pen is about 25-35% larger than a standard pen.
With this in mind it is not overly dramatic in size. It does have a fair weight
to it, but is to be expected with solid aluminum construction. Considering
weight, I have had no issues with writers cramp or exhaustion even while writing
for hours at a time. If weight and size are a concern consider the F-Line which
has the same construction as the CB8 but for smaller hands.
I know this is a lengthy review but there is very little information out there
on these pens. This should not sway you from buying one however, as I have found
it to be worth every penny I spent.
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