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I've been using these...
May 6, 2015
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I've been using these in my Retro 51 Tornado and they're pretty darn fantastic. I think this color is a great blue-black. One star off because the refill is very small and I burn through them very quickly.
So I'm carrying 6 pens/pencils...
February 4, 2015
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So I'm carrying 6 pens/pencils/highlighters and ink refills in the side pocket and use the interior pockets for carrying knitting tins and extra needles, the other side is personal items and this little pouch just handles it all very well. I needed more organization for my 'stuff' without losing the open capacity (some cases are too organized) and didn't want something gargantuan. This fits the bill and doesn't look conspicuous when I leave it out on my desk. Someone at work joked that I have everything in this little bag and they weren't far from the truth.
The color is more pink...
February 4, 2015
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The color is more pink than red but it works well and allows for more dynamic note-taking.
They are quite small...
February 4, 2015
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They are quite small which someone else noted in their review, but are still fun to put in my Hobonichi planner.
Nice dark blue-black,...
February 4, 2015
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Nice dark blue-black, really fantastic to write with and has supplanted all other roller balls I own.
So I've always loved...
August 18, 2014
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So I've always loved the look of the Retro 51 and have a green one but its a bit heavy for my hand and the refills are too wide for my handwriting.

The Tornado Touch fixes both those problems. It is light and nice to use as a quick note jotter. The mustache is quirky and gets a smile every time someone notices it. I immediately swapped out for a gel refill and the screw mechanism came out quickly and was easy to manipulate. No issues with the stylus, played (and won!) the level of Plague I was stuck on. So definite win for the pen.

My only heartburn is with the twist mechanism. It is not particularly smooth and frequently I untwist the cap instead of retracting the pen nib. My guess is that the stylus makes a traditional knock impractical but I wish the unscrew mechanism was located in another place to avoid the crossover.
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Just a correction for...
July 12, 2013
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Just a correction for my original review. The buckle on the strap can move so it will lay almost flush with the jacket. Problem solved, dunce cap applied to self. :)
Its a close tie but I...
June 19, 2013
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Its a close tie but I think this paper edges out my Kokuyo Campus and MIO notebooks. I use all three interchangeably but Maruman keeps getting grabbed when I need a new one.

It handles my fountain pens as easily as the fine line gels I use to write. Smooth paper, ink doesn't take forever to dry (like Rhodia and Clarefontaine), and I can use both sides. Only caveat is that my FPs are XF, but I think the quality would hold for a broader nib as well.
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Color saturation of ink...
June 19, 2013
Color saturation of ink is good but this pen is not comfortable to my hand. Still for the price, its a good deal.
So, this is cute and...
June 19, 2013
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So, this is cute and holds 3 of my Frixion slims with room to spare, but the belt lays on the inside of my planner which doesn't allow the planner to close and makes that side lumpy.

I just happen to have some extra stretchy webbing to hack it with so I can move the clip to a better location, but it should have the clip on the same side as the pocket. Maybe it would with a smaller notebook but I can't stand the pocket size notebooks.
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