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 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
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
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!
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!
How can I properly express my love for the Platinum Preppy Fountain Pens without
becoming redundant? To be as succinct as possible, I will tell readers that I
have so many fountain pens I can barely keep track ranging from cheap to
pricey...but this is the one I reach for the highest percentage of the time. It
is reliable (for the most part) and don't even get me started on the price. When
I saw the "Last Chance" graphic on this item I crammed my cart chock full of
them in both medium (this one) and fine....hoping to have enough to get me into
the next millennium (for my descendents since barring some Nobel-worthy medical
discovery, I do not anticipate living another 986 years!
PROS: Price, reliability, minimal leakage, beautiful array of colors (refill
ink), prince (worthy of saying twice) and duration of stock here....I've
purchased it over years shopping here. CONS: Cap Quality - I have had no less than four of these caps crack, rending it
unusable. Once it cracks, you're done...I toss it in the circular file. Twice I
had the body crack by over-tightening but once I corrected my ink-changing style
I haven't had another body crack (in the pen, that is).
I could keep talking about it, but I will allow you time to go buy it before it
disappears and we miss our "Last Chance." Consider yourself warned! All I have
to say is I hope that Platinum replaces this in their line of fountain pens,
since it would be criminal to remove my Preppy without a suitable replacement!
:) I'm sure you will agree.
I ordered this notebook expecting to like it, as I'm a big fan of the dot
pages, and like the places for Page & Date in the upper right hand corner of
pages...however I had no idea how pleased I would be! I have a lot of notebooks
- perhaps more than I could use in two lifetimes. However, I was impressed
enough to make this the first notebook for which I was inspired to write a
review. The pages are large, a hair less than 10" in height (vertical) and a bit
over 7" in width (including the perforations that go around the spiral). Note
that the pages tear right off the spiral, with no perforations that would give a
nice edge. Even so, you an still cut the edges of with a paper cutter or
scissor....but if I could deduct a half of a star I would - but it's either a 4
or 5, and I think it's way closer to 5 than 4. Overall the notebook is a nice weight, even heavy (in a good way), and the
paper is thick enough so that most pens do not soak through but light enough not
to be off-putting. The dots are novel and spacing (5mm) appropriate. I plan to
order the lined version, that I believe has a 7mm spacing. I would love this
little number in a smaller format for lists, desktop or even a purse pad.
In summation.... PROS: weight, paper thickness, dimensions, dots, layout and
more. CONS: no perforations to make straight edge when torn
out! Great notebook - will order this one again!
Let me begin by saying that I own this pen in all point sizes. It's a go-to
writing instrument in other sizes, but sadly this width (the 0.25) falls short.
I would definitely avoid the 0.25 mm and go instead to the 0.3mm point. I wanted
to like it - I really did. But not only was it unusable from the moment I opened
it, it remained that way. Oh the humanity! Maybe I got a bad one. Maybe. But I
just cannot bring myself to order a new one and shell out the $3.00 to risk it
because I pretty much know where it's going to end - me with another useless
pen. Rather today I'm ordering (for the 3rd time), the .3 and .4mm.
I read the other reviews, and while I agree w/ the one suggesting the use of
smooth paper, I can attest to the fact that my point failure was NOT
operator-error. Mine never worked. This pen's failure was not a casualty of
excess pressure, though that could easily happen so be forewarned. My
recommendation - click on over to this pen in the 0.3mm and 0.4 mm. Make sure
that you note that there's a version w/ a grip and one without (this one). I
prefer no grip.
I really like the needle tip and the balance of width, length and weight.
However, the biggest con, and the reason this isn't a 5 is the scratchy nature
of the writing experience. The reason I am not giving this pen a lower score is
that I'm mainly a printer, and the short strokes I use to form letters are not
as negatively impacted as would be in script. I would order this pen again, even
though for a scratchy pen, I think the price is perhaps too high a price point.
I must disagree with the recommendation of the Uniball Signo over this pen, as
that experience is completely different (apples to oranges), and I haven't drank
the Uniball Signo Kool-Aid (though I have tried and tried). I am still debating
giving this pen a four, but I went back in writing this review, and indeed, the
scratchy nature (though not necessarily skipping) really precludes this from
being a four. I wish I could give it a 3.75..... :)
I came back to re-order this pen, and saw only one customer reviewed it thus
far. I would give this pen five stars even if it didn't cost this much. I can't
even BELIEVE that such a great pen is that inexpensive. For those of you who are
reading before purchase, this is a needle-style point, capped pen. The needle is
wide enough that it won't bend if you put a bit of pressure on it. It writes
evenly and rarely skips. The only con I can think of is that it goes through ink
quickly and it can make the other side of the page (if you have paper that isn't
too thick) unable to be used because of the thru-paper visibility of the gel
ink. You cannot beat the price, and no matter how you think about this pen, it's
a win/win! :)
I will begin by saying if this was based only on my love of the Miffy
pens...then it would be a 5 out of 5. However, I have to be honest about the
biggest problem with these, skipping. If they wrote consistently, they could be
twice the price and STILL a bargain. But since I'm now passing them up in lieu
of pens that write smoothly, I feel I have to post a review. For price, they are
clearly a 5/5. For color variety, also a 5/5. But overall I must confess, they
are getting a 3/5. Every few words, they don't write. I have to either stop and
shake it down and facilitate inkflow on another page, then start again or keep
going over the same letter a few times, which ruins the look of my page.
So....do I love these budget-conscious scented little numbers? Heck yes! But I'm
frustrated with the stop and go way in which they write. And I have at least 20
of them - and all of them share the same "skippy" nature to them, so I didn't
get a lemon (if that's what you were thinking). Love 'em but must confess that I
will wait before ordering more so maybe they fix the problem. I hope in six
months I'm 100% wrong & I can come back and post an addendum!