Of the batch of multi-pens...
August 8, 2011
Of the batch of multi-pens I bought (Acroball 3, Vicuna 2+1, Jetstream3 0.5mm),
I was most excited about this one. I loved that it had four colors (including
green!) and a spring-loaded clip. When I took it out of the packaging, however,
it immediately disappointed me. It was far thicker than I thought it would
be--approximately 12mm at the grip--and felt big in addition to looking big.
When I started writing with it, I immediately liked the dark colors it put out.
However, the more I used it, the more I saw regular globs every few letters, no
matter which color I used. The different plungers already feel as if they're
weaker than they used to be (and less satisfying than all the other multi-pens
in my batch), and I've only been playing with the pen for a week or two. Also,
the clip is fairly wimpy and difficult to manipulate because the clip doesn't
open when it's slid down. And it (for the black ink) slides down way too easily.
I don't put it in my pocket because the way I put it in could easily make the
clip slide down and I would have black scribbles on the inside of my coat
I feel bad giving this pen such a negative review because it has so much
potential. If they fixed the ink to make it less globby (while keeping the rich,
dark colors), tightened the whole thing into a thinner, smaller package, and
strengthened all the springs (on the clip and the plungers), then this would
probably have been my favorite pen. As it stands, however, nearly everything it
attempts to do is sub-par compared to other alternatives. I cannot come up with
any instance in which I would recommend this pen.