August 18, 2011
I love love LOVE this Multi-Pen. Due to the overall positive reviews on all
models of this pen, I decided to take the plunge and purchase two bodies (one
black and one clear).
As a student, color coding notes makes things easier to find and emphasize. What
better reminder can one have than bold red ink screaming TEST MATERIAL next to
an organic chemistry mecthestren the strength of this pen lies in its ink. I'm
not a fan of ballpoint pen because it smears, but I am quite fond of using
multicolor pen during lectures. All they sold in my local brick-and-mortar shops
were those BiC ballpoint multi-pens. Being an office supply nerd, I was pretty
determined to find a gel ink multicolor pen. This comes pretty darn close to my
ideal. The colored (RGBlackBlue) ink flows out of the pen smoothly, with much
less smearing compared to my old BiC ballpoint.
I don't use the clip at all, but I imagine it would be somewhat difficult to use
the clip (which doubles as the plunger for the black barrel) when it is
depressed. In terms of ergonomics, the barrel is the perfect size for my hand (I
have big hands, so I like thicker barrels). It's definitely thinner than the BiC
though. I can't attest to long-term longevity yet, but this pen has survived
being jostled around in my pencil bag and tossed aside for the past four weeks
of class rather nicely.
Overall, I highly recommend this pen.