Very cute lightweight pen and the plastic grip is very comfortable to hold with
the perfect length as well. Unfortunately, the downside is that the ink skips
here and there, something that didn't happen with the single color acroball
pens. A bit of a disappointment.
Disappointed. Pentel usually have excellent erasers (the Hi-Polymer block
erasers and the original round clic erasers are excellent). This Ain eraser
seems to be made of different material and is harder than the hi-polymer & round
clic erasers. Sometimes, this also causes the eraser to not be able to erase
cleanly at all.
I will stick with their 2 original erasers, which are the best in the eraser
market in my opinion.
The 0.5mm is the smoothest writer from this collection. The barrel will probably
not last you through too many refills. I was using this pen exclusively with 3
pen refills and the plastic grips are not coming off and is stretched out. I
used up 2 of the pen refills and almost done with the 3rd refill. The barrel is
time for throwing out after my 3rd refill is done.
At first when I saw pictures of this pen, I really really wanted it because it
was so cute. I was a bit disappointed. Based on my experience with Ohto pens I
own, I feel their products look cute in pictures, but are disappointingly low
quality in real life when you actually feel the pen.
This pen writes on the thick side and is a bit scratchy. It only takes
cartridges, and the steel grip is not comfortable to hold for longer writing
sessions. I have since given this pen away.
I stay away from Ohto pen products now even though they look cute in pictures.
I have tried tons of gel pens. In terms of the best blue gel ink color, I think
Pilot wins. I love the 0.5mm version because the ink flow is generous and is
less likely to dry up or clog. I find with the thinner hi-tec-c points, the pen
tends to dry out or clog very easily. I can hardly finish a pen without it dying
in the middle.
With the 0.5mm, I don't have that problem.
If you like the color of this ink, I also suggest you to try the Pilot G-3 in
blue 0.38mm. That's an extremely good pen (I feel it's even better than the
hi-tec-c at a cheaper cost too). It might be 0.38mm, but it actually writes
equivalent or maybe slightly thicker than a 0.5mm hi-tec-c.
I LOVE this pen so so so much! It have a very pretty pinkish/purplish body
without looking teenybopperish.
Even though it is a gel ink pen, I have ordered the blue ballpoint Timeline
refills to go with this pen and it works very well. The blue ballpoint refill is
my most favorite blue refill and I have ordered several of them so I don't have
to be scared that it runs out.
The gel ink refills weren't impressive to me at all. They weren't very smooth
and I feel the Pilot G-2 refills actually writes better, but those refills won't
fit this pen.
The pen works by a twist mechanism. It's also extremely comfortable to hold and
write with for long periods of time. I have it out as my daily pen right now and
I enjoy it a lot. It was definitely worth the pricey pricetag.