This is the ideal pen for taking complicated notes. I can color code as much as
I want without having my desk covered in a bunch of different pens. Not only are
5 color notes easier to read, but they look very impressive at a glance. The
cartridges fit the end of the pen very snugly, so there isn't any annoying
looseness, which is a problem on those common Bic multi-pens. Bringing out a
different color doesn't take much force and isn't loud, so you won't be
disturbing people next to you. I also sometimes have classmates tell me how cool
my pen is, which is nice.
There are some minor downsides, however. Sometimes, when switching to an
adjacent color, the pen will jam. To un-jam it, you just have to click a color
on the opposite side. The joints where the sections of the pen meet are very
weak, so this pen will have to stay in a sturdy pouch or bag next to other
pens/pencils. If you put it in a pants pocket it will surely break. Also, the
ball on the 0.3mm cartridges is very small. Thus, writing at small angles can
sometimes be scratchy.
I've had this pen for a few months now, and use it to take notes and doodle. It
had some pretty bad ink flow issues with the cartridge it came with and once
when I left it uncapped for ~15 min. I usually clip it to one of jeans pockets
and it stays put. When it's cleaned and capped, it writes beautifully. The line
is a little broader than I'd hoped for. However, you can write with the back
side of the nib to get a hairline. That trick works really well for small
writing but is very scratchy. The grip is okay, but if you like to hold your
pens higher up, your fingers will be on the threads. The musical symbols on the
side are very durable and have not taken a single scratch.
This is a great EDC pen, but avoid using the blue/black ink that it comes with,
and remember to cap it when not in use.