Product Reviews Written by Camilladog

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Great pen. This is a...
March 1, 2015
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Great pen. This is a mini-pen, measuring 12.25 cm in length, with a nice 0.4mm needle-style point. I love the Pilot Hi-Tec products and have many (many many many!)....and this is no exception - as expected I love this also. The ink flows nicely and is a nice robust blue color. This pen isn't meant for long writing, and I use it as a purse pen, as I believe it was intended. It's tiny, fitting inside my calender, with a nice clip to fasten it to the cover. While it is not designed for page after page of writing, it does do a wonderful job for what it's designed for - jotting down stuff, making lists and writing checks. Its price point of $3.30 pretty much makes it virtually risk-free. In addition, I have found it reasonably long-lasting and even though I purchased it a long while ago, it's still writing away and hasn't fallen apart even in spite of living in my purse front pocket. It takes loads of abuse, and still looks great. So if you want a small format gel ink pen, this is your guy! :)
I purchased this refill...
March 1, 2015
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I purchased this refill for my Sliccies multi pen as a last ditch effort to prevent me from taking the pen and throwing it into the waste basket! I think this refill might deserve 4 stars instead of 3, but I cannot help separate this purchase from my previous Slicci Multi Ink refill purchases in 0.4 and 0.3. This one is perhaps the only one that actually worked well right out of the package. The pink is a very red pink, which is actually nice, but hard to separate it from red. Aside from previous Slicci Multi refil purchases not working as anticipated, I can also say that the Slicci Multi bodies make it hard to see the refill colors. One of the bodies I own is light pink, which makes it easier to see color - but my magenta body is too opaque and colored to see through to the actual refill colors. The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi has refills that have their color on plastic pieces with which you push your point down. I would highly suggest you click on over to that version of the multi here on Jet Pens, since it's highly regarded & in my opinion, one heck of a product.
PROS: It works (unlike other colors I have purchased), Nice line/weight (0.4mm), long lasting, Good price point $1.65 USD
CONS: Not easy to see color inside dark pen body, chances of getting a great refill isn't 100% as you might think
OVERALL: This was a good refill - the best by far of its kind that I've purchased here - so who knows - maybe quality is improving. However, I am not yet convinced. The price point of $1.65 USD is good, and maybe just maybe I will take the risk again with another color. Anything is possible. :)
Fantastic! This ink rules....
March 1, 2015
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Fantastic! This ink rules. I have this ink in virtually all colors, but the Baby Pink is my #1 choice. In fact, I'm on my 3rd order. The Pilot Petit Pens are a go-to pen for me, and this ink is its perfect companion. It flows nicely, has perfect opacity, and the shade of pink is fabulous. It also doesn't usually soak through most paper, so it's versatile even in planners or on school papers. BUY THIS INK - you will NOT regret it. In short this product has exceeded my expectations. In fact, I have to go see if Pilot makes this for its larger fountain pens! Very few products are so great I cannot think of a con, and THIS is one of those products. :)
I debated my score for...
March 1, 2015
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I debated my score for this product & settled on 5 stars because when all factors are evaluated, the low price point pushes it over from 4 to 5 stars. The pink is a nice shade & as a fellow reviewer noted, it has a light feel, which some might say lacks the "luxe" factor - but to me its weight is a pro. I also own the Zebra Sarasa multi that is VERY heavy, and too thick to reach for routinely, so I reach for this Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto as my go-to multi pen. You can choose 0.3, 0.4 or 0.5mm refills in many colors. I love the selection and this body is a mere $2.50 USD. Also, I have used it regularly & have had no quality complaints thus far. If I had to name a con, it would be the cost of refills. I was hesitant to purchase another multi after buying TWO Pentel Slicci multis & finding virtually all refills unusable - either scratchy or just dry. I re-ordered newer refills & was still disappointed. This pen renewed my faith in multis.
PROS: Light in the hand, color options, point width options, ergonomic design (sort of), ease of refill & use, inexpensive price point
CONS: Lightweight Plastic (which can also be a PRO). Refills are a bit pricey ($2.20 each or $16.50 for a pack of ten).
OVERALL RECOMMENDATION: Buy this great product! But don't lend it to anyone b/c they will want to take it for themselves.
I debated whether or...
March 1, 2015
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I debated whether or not to write this review since I've only used it for only 3 tasks - and then I admitted to myself that my relationship with the Pilot Choose must be terminated. I ordered it based on the fact that I bought this pen in red & loved it....but my hopes were dashed when clearly the black ink didn't get the memo from red, skipping & scratching so badly that I'm ready to break up with it. As most ladies, I thought the pen would change - I tried telling it that it wasn't holding up its end of the bargain. But then I realized he was incapable of change, quite stuck in his ways. On a side note, every once in a rare while, I receive a "lemon" pen. That's why I gave it a generous 2 stars. If you're still reading this, consider my advice & go for a slightly pricier Pilot Hi-Tec 0.3-0.5, Pentel Slicci or even Pilot Maica. I tried using the CHOOSE for a letter & right from the beginning, the it stunk (skipping & scratching)...within 3 paragraphs I waved the white flag. Once I accepted the fact that the black version wasn't like it's smarter, funnier fraternal twin, RED CHOOSE, I ended our brief relationship, professing that indeed "It's not me, it's you!" Learn from my mistake and pass on this ironically-named CHOOSE pen. Click on over to the gel pen section & CHOOSE another writing instrument....you won't be sorry!
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The Pilot Metropolitan...
February 28, 2015
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The Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen is a real find. At it's price point, it's one of the best value quality fountain pens on this site, and I highly recommend it. I am reviewing this color combo because clearly it's what I purchased, but my review is focused on its function rather than it's form. It's smooth, with minimal scratchiness and even when it's not in constant rotation, it doesn't necessitate ten minutes of re-flowing the ink into the point. Right now I'm using pink fountain pen ink also by Pilot (which is great), but I plan to use many brands of ink. Even though I have a converter already in my collection, I find the cartridges so easy that I really don't want the mess and work of a converter when I can purchase name brand ink of quality in diverse colors for the low price of $3.55 (USD), for a box of five cartridges. If I had to list some "cons" for this pen I would say the weight. It's a bit heavy, which I guess is rather common for a nice quality fountain pen. But it's a bit too heavy, and I tend to like leaving the cap aside when I write. I compare it to the Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen (also purchased here about 18 months ago & Loooooove it) and think this Pilot is heavier, but a bit easier to write with, with less worries about ink flow. Overall the Pilot Metropolitan is easy to own, refill and use. It's a winner and for $14.50 USD it's a total bargain and should be in your collection. I will definitely be buying this one again at some point in a different color, and suggest you do the same! :)
I love this little pink...
February 1, 2015
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I love this little pink sharpener. For function, I would have given it 5 stars, except for the fact that the transparent cover does occasionally flip off, rendering your work surface full of shavings if you have not emptied it frequently. However, it's compact (fits on the top of your pencil), attractive, functional ad ony $3 USD. I ordered a second one recently and came back to review it as I ponder purchasing lucky number three! I think perhaps offering other colors would be nice, rendering it purchase-able for men/boys.

PROS: small size, great sharpening (function), portability, attractive, fun color, low cost
CONS: cover comes off without warning, only available in 1 color

I would highly recommend the Sun_Star 2Way Pencil Cap + Sharpener, and hope that more colors will soon be available!
I could not decide if...
February 1, 2015
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I could not decide if I should give this little number 4 or 5 stars (had I been able, I would have settled on 4.5 stars), but when I accepted that my only reason for downgrading its rating was the price, I decided on 5 stars based on its function.

Once you get over spending 5.00 USD for a plastic pencil sharpener, you can begin to appreciate it's function. I now find myself reaching for the Kutsuwa Stad K'Zool over my gold standard sharpeners that cost more and have higher ratings. It's thin enough to fit inside the pocket of a pencil case, and has a hole cover to minimize shaving leakage. It has settings that you can use to sharpen different pencils so that you can achieve the point you desire. I will definitely be re-purchasing this in the future, now that I finally accepted that I like it even more than those that automatically shift to give a balanced sharpening. So in conclusion, it's clear that even though I find it on the pricier side of the spectrum, you are getting what you pay for in this sharpener.
This little number is...
January 16, 2015
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This little number is a great find, not only a top quality and useful product, but also well-priced, making it an affordable must-have for list addicts like myself! I first purchased it a few years ago, and returned to purchase a few more. I keep one by my computer to write down passwords, notes & phone numbers. I keep another in my purse. I've since purchased plenty of Mnemosyne products & while I'm universally pleased with the quality, I think this is my absolute favorite. I would highly recommend this, but please note the size - this is perfect for notes but not large enough for note-taking for classes or as a diary. Plenty of other Mnemosyne products are available for those purposes, but if you want a cute, high quality 80 sheet spiral notebook that is sure to please, pick up one or more of these babies! You won't be sorry!
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I purchased this little...
December 1, 2014
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I purchased this little number last month and came today to write a review b/c I have been using it quite a bit. It's not the first case I've purchased from Jet Pens (it might not even be the 10th) but it's the 1st I've reviewed. This case is versatile, portable, attractive and for the most part, very functional. I would give it 5-stars on style, quality and versatility. However, there are a few cons preventing it from that 5th star overall. The case could definitely use more subdivisions in their pen-holding compartments. Even when the pens are clipped to the bands, they shift from side to side. The center pen holding compartment that has a large horizontal bottom "pocket" band is definitely more functional than the left-sided band, but could definitely be improved with subdivisions that would prevent the pens from shifting. The case would also benefit from at least one of the compartments being close-able. Currently, none will close or prevent items from falling out. I use the back compartment for a small memo, ruler & sharpener...all of which fell out during transportation on a short trip in the car (within my backpack). The center webbed pockets are pretty good, in which I keep correction tape and memo tabs.

In summary:
PROS: style, function, number of storage pockets/areas, color, quality, price
CONS: compartments not close-able, pen compartments should be sub-divided to anchor them, could use ruler band on back! :)

In conclusion, I think this is a great little case for the price, and a terrific gift. Even in light of it's shortcomings, it only lost a single star out of five! I would recommend this to anyone who loves pens, and needs a place to store more than just a few!
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