The grip is an outstanding, very good gel. This can't be exaggerated; it feels
Now for the bad.
The shaker mechanism is really disappointing. So basically you can click the pen
to make lead come out, but if you keep pushing when clicking, you can lock it.
This prevents the shaker mechanism from activating. Just push the cap again very
deeply to unlock it. Once a bit of lead is out of the pencil, you can shake it
to make more come out. It feels like a white-out pen because of the mechanism
inside of it. The shaker mechanism is really just a gimmick. It does work, but
one shake puts out too much lead. Other than that, it is a nice, full bodied
pen, but it isn't worth the buy if you're looking for a unique pen that
functions very well.
I was initially concerned because I saw that the body is made of plastic and I
wanted a full metal pencil, but it is a very hard plastic that doesn't feel like
plastic. The pencil is extremely sturdy, no writing noises. It is solidly built,
has an eraser under a very nice plastic cap, and the grip feels amazing.
Not a *bad* pen, but definitely not what I expected. The tip isn't shown in the
pictures, but it's VERY thin. It's non-refillable, which is vexing, but it's
okay. I do wish though that it were better advertised. The body is extremely
tapered at the ends and it has a VERY thin rubber grip. I wouldn't have bought
this had I known more, but it's not a bad pen.
Straight out of the package - DID NOT WORK. I tried wetting it, heating it in
water, absolutely everything and it didn't work. I'm sure that I'm the one
unlucky person out of a million, but I'm still pretty disappointed.