I received this when I won a JetPens giveaway, I probably wouldn't have spent
the money on it myself...but...it's really a surprisingly nice item! It attaches
to the back of my Samsung Galaxy easily, stays attached without moving or
slipping, and removes easily. The coolest thing, EVERYONE does a double take
because they think it's an actual magnet, so it's really fun to use, and I get
to spread the word about JetPens. After seeing the prices of other phone stands,
the price isn't really that bad at all. I'm certainly grateful to have won this
Really great pen, especially at the sale price. When I first received it I was
anxious to get it started, and I just inserted the cartridge that came with it
without flushing it with water first; it wrote well but the first stroke on each
letter didn't have any ink flow. I took the cartridge out, put a drop of liquid
soap inside and then flushed it like crazy, let it dry, then inserted another
cartridge (the Kaweco sepia, sweet color) and primed it by squeezing just a
little, and now it writes like a champ. I wrote for a couple hours the first
night with no skips or blobs or misses. I can't believe I didn't buy one of
these years ago. The first fountain pen I ever tried was a big heavy brick of a
thing that needed constant care, and it turned me off fountain pens for a long
time, but I couldn't resist this print and price of this one, and I'm really
glad I bought it. Can't wait to collect more colors and sizes!
This is a little too fine a point for me to use for every day, but the grip and
feel of the pen are awesome. If I could get a refill larger than 1.0 (like
really really broad) I might use it more often, but it's not a deal-breaker. I
keep it in my bag for those times I need to sign a receipt (not all pens work
well on that thermal paper, and I don't like to use the germ-infested pens that
retailers keep at the counter). It just feels great in my hand; I'm going to
keep my eyes open for a larger refill.
This quality of this notepad is so nice that I didn't want to use it as a to-do
checklist, but the way the page is laid out it's irresistable not to. I use a
very modified version of David Allen's GTD system, and I was previously using a
ruler and drawing an extra line in another notepad to create the same type of
layout this notepad already has. Works well with every single pen in my desk
drawer, fits in the side pocket of my handbag, and everyone who sees it asks me
where I found it. Worth every penny.
Scratchy and imperfect in the very best way possible, I use this refill in the
Tradio Nature Matte body, and it's really satisfying to use for short lists and
notes...not for long writing sessions, but I love the feathering and feel of it.
Nifty and unusual.
Not my cup of tea, but it does have it's good points. I love the color and the
matte finish, love both the Energel and the Pulaman refill for it, but it's just
too lightweight and the cap doesn't stay posted for me. If I could figure out a
way to put some weight in the area around the pen cartridge in the body, I
would, but I haven't quite figured out how to do it and keep the balance right.
Lovely pen, lovely ink color. I'm using it in my Field Notes grid notebook, (the
Lagers version with tan grid lines) and it's a perfect partner, very
matchy-matchy. I didn't realize how delicate the tip was, and I bent it a little
when I first started using it, but it doesn't affect the performance at all. I
gave it 4 stars because I wish it had a clip, I'm keeping it attached to the
notebook by sliding it under a rubber band, and it finds it's way to the bottom
of my bag on a regular basis.
Very luxurious paper, I find myself running my fingers over the paper in the
notebook when I'm not actually writing in it. I like to use Pentel Energel and
Pilot G-2 wider tip pens, and they work really well, as does my Fisher medium
point Space pen. I also use a Hi-Tec-C Maica .4, and that didn't do so well, but
I think that's more about the wide rule, the pen worked fine on the paper, but I
found myself writing really large letters to fill in the line and it just didn't
feel comfortable. Cheaper ballpoint pens (InkJoy and Parker Quink) seem to need
more friction to write well than this paper gives, but that's OK, I prefer the
gel pens anyway. The ONLY negative I can think of: I wish the rule were thinner,
I prefer 6.5mm over any other. But that didn't stop me from ordering one in each
color a few minutes ago! I'm hooked. I see a future of a shelf full of a rainbow
assortment of these notebooks.
The refills which came with this pen write very nicely, a fine line but not too
fine, and no globs or smearing. The pen is well-made and is a very nice color, a
pearly white and the grip looks like it matches really well. I don't rate it
well because, for me, it's too difficult to write with: the silicon/rubber grip
is too loose. I tend to grip my pens and pencils a little tightly, and it makes
the grip on this pen slide all over the metal sleeve underneath of it.