by far one of the coolest looking pencils, but also probably the most
uncomfortable pencil ever. they should be giving these things away for free
since they're so bad. the grip is awful and is a dust collector. I bought mine
from taiwan for ~4 USD and stopped using it after the "novelty item" effect wore
off about a week later.
Very nice. It's pretty strong so it works for me. But when it comes down to
it...i prefer this over the pentel ain hi-polymer led.
Super cool. If you think that the hi-polymer led dispenser is cool....this is
just awesome! It's sleek and you just turn the top cap to the side to slide the
led out. It fits much better in a pencil case than the ain does b/c there's no
finger thing sticking out of it.
Also, the viewing window is orange tinted which is pretty cool. sorta makes the
leads look orange-ish...^^
Just to update my previous review...
This has become the top ball point pen in my case. After you get the ink
flowing...it works really well. The grip (after being broken in) is exactly like
that of the alpha gel original series (pencil) cept it\'s just a bit firmer
which is very nice.
I still think the price is a bit steep but ~shrug~ what can you do.
I wanted a fun gel pen and picked this particular one cuz of the name and b/c I
remembered that gelly rolls used to be popular and quite reliable/fun. Anyways,
I think that I made a great purchase. I don't know how long the ink in this pen
will last, but I've used this for about a month now and the ink level is still
One problem is that the gel is wet and can smear. Also, it can bleed through
thin binder/filler paper and thin leaf books.
- Decently priced jetstream pen. $2.75 would be a fairer price...
- Jetstream technology
- Most all of the pen is covered in a thin layer of rubber ^^ good stuff
- From a visual standpoint, it looks better than its high-class brother the
alpha gel jetstream ($15)
- The top of the pen at the clicker...very nice....dunno if you can see it in
the pictures well enough to appreciate it
- I still dislike the pricing....
- Better buy than the alpha gel jetstream. Hands down. I'll keep my alpha-gel
jetstream just cuz, but...i tend to reach for this pen when i'm taking notes.
- Don't be afraid to lose this one. It's cheap enough to replace.
- Best jetstream body on the market
I just received mine and I love it ^^ Here\'s some pros/cons of the pen:
- Jetstream = super nice for a ballpoint pen
- alpha gel grip (it takes 1-2 days to \"break in\" but once it\'s broken in,
the grip will feel like the grip from the alpha gel original series.same texture
- refillable: i definitely wanted a pen which i could refill. why pay for a pen
body if you can\'t refill it ~shrug~ anyways...the refills cost $ and reviews
say that the blue refill sucks soooo we\'ll see. I bought an extra black refill
just in case.
- METAL! xD feels good. the end/body of the pen is skinnier than expected.
- Grip\'s a dirt/fuzz magnet more so than the other grips. (see below for a fuzz
rating xD) I put a touch of hand cream on the grip and rubbed it in. I do this
for all of my alpha gel grips because it helps to break the grip in faster and
keeps the grip slick enough so that dirt/fuzz doesn\'t cling to it.
- it\'s a ballpoint....but one of the better ones
- The Zebra B2A1 is a nice full metal (duel color) ballpoint as well. I actually
prefer to use the zebra to write on binder paper over the uni jetstream.
- This being said...the $$ really?.... -____- whatever
- I also bought the full-rubber grip jetstream and in my opinion, from a visual
standpoint, the rubber jetstream looks a ton sicker than the alpha gel one.
It\'s not how the pen looks laying on a table...it\'s how it looks in your hand
when you\'re writing w/it.
After looking to complete my pencil case with a kuru toga, I chose this pencil.
Very happy with it.
- Combines the kuru toga technology with an alpha gel grip. This makes it better
than other kuru togas because it combines two favorites into 1 pencil
- I bought the red grip version because it looked nicer online. The ones with
the colored barrels did not appeal to me since I wanted a colored grip.
Furthermore, red was more visually appealing than black or the teal colored
- More on the grip. There's a simple red grip below the alpha gel grip. Guess
this makes it squishier? Looks cool though.
- The grip has more traction than any other alpha gels. Yet, the best grip is
still on the non-shaka, HD alpha gels.
- Now for the mechanism. VERY COOL. haha...I don't use my shaka shaker anymore
since at times, it just feels cheap. I use the kuru toga for writing notes and
the Metal barrel HD for jotting things down.
- Stupid, yes. BUT there's NO japanese "uni" sticker on this!!! I find this
awesome since the uni label will fall off over time and looks downright awful
after much use. Instead, the labels are printed on the barrel of the pencil
which is much nicer. See, little things like this make this pencil a tad better
than the other alpha gels.
- The color of the grip isn't as vivid as it looks online.
- The barrel etc is all plastic. However, the kuru toga mechanism/the main
pencil part is metal which is very nice.
- Grip isn't as squishy as other alpha gels. The shaka shaker version is the
squishiest, followed by the HD. This kuru toga firmer than both of these grips.
- Not a shaker pencil. + i haven't found a way to take it apart and insert a