Reviews Written by testa101
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I really regret dishing..., February 13, 2013
I really regret dishing out the money on this one. It's made me very sad.
My two biggest complaints are 1.) Construction and 2.) Lead-Feeding
Now don't get me wrong, I think it has a wonderful body, but it could use some better mechanisms. What so specifically makes me cringe is the cap on this pencil, the cap rattles ALL the time, not a very snug fit. The bottom and actual mechanisms are all well done, except for this cap. If I'm going to dish out $45 on something I can buy for $3, I really want it to be perfect, y'know?
2.) Feeds WAY too much lead for me! I may press fairly hard, but I'm not someone who breaks their lead in all their pencils, so I think it's telling that I constantly break lead in this pencil.
Hey guys, i know you..., August 8, 2012
Hey guys, i know you guys are all excited about Signo ink, but i have news. Jetstream refills fit this.
So do what you will with this information. Just on the side, completely irrelated, a jestream pen with alpha gel is more. Just in case you want a very smooth writing comfortable pen.
The cheap comfort of this pen and its refillableness warrant the five star rating I'm giving it. I will make no comments about its horrible inconsistent skippy atrocious ink.
If it were purely a question..., August 4, 2012
If it were purely a question of quality, I would give this product a 5/5 star rating. However, the cost of this lead ($3.30 for 15 sticks) makes it nearly a quarter for every stick of lead you use. I think the prices are too high.
The quality of the lead is outstanding. This lead rarely breaks, chips, or smears. The lead is quite noticeably darker than HB, something more in between what I would call B and 2B. Maybe we need to call it 1.5B (hahaha). But in all seriousness, if you're looking for a darker lead for every day writing, this lead isn't too soft at all for practical use.
I use this lead almost every day in Kokuyo notebooks, I find it improves my small handwriting and provides a darker line without being more difficult to erase whatsoever or more easily smudged.
I thought I was getting..., December 31, 2011
I thought I was getting a great deal for a pencil that had a retractable nib, but no. The nib has TOO much wobble in it. The retractable nib makes no difference to me if the nib is a piece of junk. The nib wobbles about a full millimeter in whatever direction you aren't trying to move the pencil.
It's a nice design, but terrible mechanics. Only reason I give it more than a 1 star is because if held at gun-point, I might be able to bring myself to use it. That, and it's better (in some regard...) than a pencil that didn't have a retractable nib with the same amount of wobble. I'd give it a 1.5 if I could.
TL;DR Bad pencil, too much wobble.
I posted my review for..., November 11, 2011
I posted my review for it a little while ago, and read that if you want to know absolutely how GLORIOUS this pencil is, but after several months now, I came back and saw a couple more reviews (and I'm considering getting another color...not sure which yet) and one user posted "it's cheap enough so I'm not worried about losing or breaking mine."
HOLDUP. Just cuz it's cheapo don't mean I don't love it like my heart and soul. If I lose this, I will die. So beautiful.
Basically this is all to say that it's such a high quality pencil I feel like I'd have lost a $10~$15 pencil if I lost it... Gladly, I will be able to replace it if I do lose one... I love you, Jetpens. Marry me.
Ink quality: Wonderful. Smoo..., November 4, 2011
Clear (I mean well-defined, not as in see-through or opaque...well, I'll get to that.)
Hot Pink (nice color, definitely not a bad color)
...I don't like the color that much. It's too pale for me. It's too bright and too pale to really use for writing. I would not even use this for drawing arrows or in a diagram. I think all I'll use this for is underlining and maybe drawing something pink quick in my science notes (not the whole drawing, just what needs to be in pink...)...
I hate to rate it badly, but I just can't recommend it as a WRITING UTENSIL. For every other expectation you have of a PEN, it's a great PEN, but not great for WRITING... So if you need to underline in pink, this is the best underliner ever, smooth lines and all.
See my other review on..., November 4, 2011
See my other review on the orange 207 for my quality of colored ink pens rant, and this far exceeded my expectations. It writes smoothly and a nice well defined line. The blue is darker than I thought it would be. It's not quite like the blue out of a normal pen, but it's also darker than baby blue... It also is the tiniest bit purple. I enjoy the color because it fits into every day work easily, and doesn't scream "LOOK AT ME" too much. Worth the 5 star review, but maybe not a 110% awesome pen because the color doesn't match the barrel.
I love the color, it..., November 4, 2011
I love the color, it writes really dark orange, definitely a plus for me. I've had pens that write "orange" and they really just sort of make a pale dirty looking yellow color, or you end up digging a cavern into your paper trying to get them to write. This pen is like a god compared to them. As expected from a uniball ink pen, it writes smoothly and a nice thick dark line. The orange is like the color of a new basketball, quite dark, but definitely orange. And it has a sleek design. Wonderful pen.
Zebra makes good pens...., October 14, 2011
Zebra makes good pens. This is one of them. The "pink" ink is like a cream red. Sorta like the color you would expect a cinnamon candle to be. I do use it for underlining and editing, but it still is a pink pen. If I really wanted someone to know they were WRONG, I would use something ELSE. That being said, if I want to politely suggest that someone doesn't know what they're talking about, I might use this. Definitely more low-key. I wouldn't write in it though. It's grip is too rubbery for me. Other than that, it's a nice pen.
Kudos to zebra for making such an unheard of color in a nice pen. I deplore them, however, for tricking me with a cinnamon-red ink cartridge in a pink pen... Unheard of.
I recommend this as a red pen.
A good pencil. For..., October 14, 2011
A good pencil.
For the price:
Nice appearance. (Brighter than the picture. It looks a little more bluish/tealish in real life).
The shaker function works well. Not too sensitive, lead never comes out in my pencil case or anything like that.
The click has nice pressure to it.
The barrel is medium sized
The guide is long (when I measured, 2.5 millimeters) (which is nice for a pencil you end up waving around all over the place shaking with all your might! But it does help keep the lead stable, which is nice.)
For a cheap grip, it's a good grip.
On the downside:
The nozzle is too long! I feel like my hand is too far away from the paper when I'm writing (especially with the exceptionally long guide!) Total, my hand is always at least 2.5 cm away from the page. Too far for me.
The shaker function is not the smoothest in the world
BUT!!! For this price, it's definitely a nice pencil. I use it all the time in class, and the shaker function is worth so much to me for notes. I love this pencil. I would be sad if I ever lost it.
Definitely worth it.