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March 27, 2013
This is an amazing pencil...
This is an amazing pencil if you're into gadgets and technology, because the rotating clutch mechanism is exposed through the clear plastic of the grib and you can see it working with each contact the lead makes with the paper.
The slight edge near the bottom of the grip and the rubber o-ring there make holding it fairly comfortable, but there are also a few issues.
First, the lead breaks fairly easily. I don't know if that's generally an issue with 0.3mm lead, but it seems to require a very light touch. I also find that you can't get through very much text or drawing before having to reach for the pushbotton to advance the lead - again, maybe something that all 0.3mm pencils have in common. I don't have another one to compare it to.
Overall, a fun conversation starter of a writing instrument with a fascinating mechanical feature you won't find anywhere else.