I gave these as party favors at my graduation party and they were well received
and well liked. This would be a nice first step before moving up to a Uni Kuru
Toga Roulette, which uses a similar lead rotating mechanism.
Like its silver cousin, I love this pencil. I've used the silver version for a
few years now for school work (note taking, homework, sketching). I've
considered buying a Rotring 800+ or other nice pencil, but there's not need. For
me, these are the ideal pencil.
This seems to be a nice pen. Since I use a "Lihit Lab Teffa Pen Case - Book
Style - Black" I thought the lack of a clip wouldn't be a problem. Turns out it
was, so I gave the pen to my girlfriend, and she seems to like it.
I've used one of these cases for about four years now, throughout undergrad and
now into grad school. It's nice to always know where my pens, pencils,
highlighters, erasers, etc. are. They have a home and aren't just rattling
around in my backpack. Placed on the table during lectures, it keeps you have
having to root around in your bag to find something you need. The one thing I would add is a D-ring to tether it to my bag ala Tom Bihn. Overall a great case. I love it, and people I've given them to as gifts also
I gave this as a gift, and my friend really likes it. She says it is great for
team meetings where she takes notes using the pencil, and uses different colors
of ink to underline and draw attention to various details. From my handling of the pen, it has a very nice, quality feel with a nice
I much prefer the "Roulette" in 0.5mm to this pencil. The grip is slippery on
this pencil and is not knurled like the Roulette. Also the 0.3mm lead is just
too fragile to power the lead rotation mechanism. In other words you need a
certain amount of pressure to rotate the lead, but that pressure is close to
the failure point of the 0.3mm lead. My advice is to go for the Roulette, it's a
I like the feel of the rubber-like body, the clip is sturdy, and the whole pen
has an interesting look. The thing I don't like is the line width is huge, and
appears to easily be 0.7mm or even 1.0mm in width.