Surprisingly smooth! I did not expect a pen this inexpensive to be enjoyable to
write with at all! Quite to my surprise, it was smooth, lightweight, and a
pleasure to write with. My only complaint is that the barrel/body feels really
flimsy and cheap (it's light and doesn't feel like it'd last as long as the
ink). I guess you get what you pay for, right?
I have loved every Mnemosyne notebook I've tried so far. This is one of my least
favorite (my favorite being the 8x11-or-so 5mm gridded one), but that's not
saying much. The paper is smooth, which makes it an absolute delight to write
with very fine tipped pens. My only problem with it is that I wish the lines
were spaced closer together (for those of us with small handwriting, this is
important because it feels like we waste so much vertical space with
Other than that, I like that there are three "sections" on each page - most of
the lines are made of tiny dots, but there are three solid lines (one at the
top, one 1/3 way down, one 2/3 way down) that separate the page into sections.
They aren't exceptionally obvious, so if you want to use it as one continuous
page, it wouldn't look weird or anything, but if you do choose to separate the
page into thirds this makes it very convenient. I use this notebook for taking
notes in class - since usually about 6-10 different topics are covered per
class, I use 2-4 sheets each time and take advantage of the separations.
This is an amazing notebook. The paper is smooth, especially when writing with
gel ink pens. The grid boxes are tiny, which is wonderful if you have small
handwriting so you're not wasting half the height of the line. It's great for
those who don't take notes in just sentences (for example: if you include
pictures, diagrams, flow-charts, graphs, tables, etc) because the lines help to
visually space everything out evenly and neatly. The perforated edge is perfect
- it doesn't rip if you don't intend for it to, but if you do start tearing it
it comes off cleanly (without any of that annoying
Be aware that the grids are only on ONE side! The other side is blank. I like
it, because it means I don't have to write on gridded sheets if I don't want to
(for example, if I'm drawing a big diagram that doesn't require or benefit from
gridlines), but it might annoy you if you expect this notebook to provide
I use this as a wallet when I don't need coins, tons of store loyalty-program
cards, etc. This EASILY fits at least 5 bills($$, I mean), license, health
insurance card, 3-5 credit cards, and maybe a little more if you try. I love
this thing. It fits in most, if not all, of my jeans' pockets, so I don't have
to carry a purse all the time.
I agree with the other review - I wish this thing had refill instructions in
English! Also, jeeze, this thing is EXPENSIVE! It works, as long as what you're
trying to cover up isn't on glossy paper (matte is best, like regular paper). If
it's glossy, it will smudge even if you let it dry for several minutes before
touching. But yes, it does work. There are probably less expensive alternatives
out there, but if you're Mr.Moneybags, this is certainly an effective product.
I made a stylus for my ipad out of this pen! I glued (krazy glue) a piece of
sponge to it, and it is a much better stylus than anything on the market! This
is because the entire pen body is metal. As a pen (its intended function), this
is fine. Small, compact, absolutely tiny. It is a good length if you put the cap
on the back end. Perfect for a small women's purse or clutch, or for any other
I have all three sets (I do a lot of highlighting). The grey one is the BEST
HIGHLIGHTER I HAVE EVER USED (and I do not take writing in caps lightly).
Seriously, this is the best highlighter. It highlights, but reserves the really
super important highlights to brighter colors. It lets you know what the
important information is without making you inclined to overlook the rest of the
text. It's like a little star next to a paragraph (vs. a bold paragraph), but
more specific in what the little-star is referring to. Then you could
mega-emphasize the ultra-important information with brighter colors.
I would get a pack of just grey highlighters if I could. Instead, I will
probably just get 2 more of this set.
These notebooks are really small, they are not the size of the average US
notebook. However, that's not a bad thing, especially for outlining before exams
or trying to consolidate information. I tend to color-code my classes, and I've
found it nice to have one regular-sized notebook for taking notes and doing work
along with, in the same color, this tiny one for preparing for exams. My
favorite thing about this notebook is that the paper is just so soft and smooth
and hasn't given me a single papercut (yet). It feels especially smooth when I
use my Hi-Tec-C pens to write in it.
Scissors can't be all that interesting, right? Well, yeah, you are right. But I
can say that these are remarkably comfortable scissors! I use scissors a lot,
almost on a daily basis, and these are really great and don't leave my hand sore
or tired after using them. There are these delightful rubber cushions all around
the inside of both finger-holes, making the grip really comfortable and
preventing any points of pressure or pain from gripping the scissor too tightly.
It's still just a scissor - there are no bells or whistles or bluetooth
laserbeam magic jetpacks - but it is much more comfortable than any other
scissor I've used. I will be getting another pair.