This pen ink is completely erasable. (Well, there is a very very faint trace of
what you've erased, but that's only if you know what was there and are looking
for it intently.)
I do agree that the ink is not a true black compared to other gel ink pens, but
it's black compared to other ballpoint pens, in my opinion.
My only problem is that I don't know where to use this pen except for fun.
I've heard of people's notes disappearing after leaving their notebook in a hot
car for hours, or writing disappearing from when the papers rub against each
other for extended amounts of time. Therefore, I wouldn't want to use it for
taking notes (don't want all my hard work going down the drain) or on anything I
turn into my professors (how troublesome it'd be if they threw away a seemingly
blank piece of paper and then give you a 0 for your "missing" assignment/test).
Unless you live in a climate that's perpetually cold and have nothing to worry
fear regarding the "accidental erasing," this is a good novelty item, but that's
My absolute favorite pencil. Combining the brilliant Kuru Toga mechanism with
the luxurious comfort of the α-gel grip, this pencil is really the end all,
cure all. I don't think I need to say more about why this pencil is so
Unfortunately, the grip is not as soft as the other α-gels. I still find it a
bit more squishy than Dr. Grips, but less than the α-gel Slims.
The only problem I have ever had is when I "death grip" the pencil, my hand
(which is bigger than the grip) tends to turn the upper half, so the clip is
pressing into my hand, spinning around, and pressing into it again. Highly
annoying mid-exam/essay. It might be better if instead of a clip, there was a
little "wing" like in the Dr. Grips from Asia. But when I'm not choking my
pencil, this is perfect. For times when I'm furiously writing and intensely
gripping my pencil, I switch to the regular Kuru Toga pencil.
If any of you have ever used the original Coleto body, you will find that this
is bigger. It's really chubby compared to the original, which surprised me when
I first took it out of the package. Especially for a 3-color body, it's
But otherwise, it's performs as great as the original, and is in a super
adorable color/pattern! I got this in all four colors (:
My current go-to pen; I'm in love. I carry it with me everywhere.
- ink does not smear (so perfect, especially since I'm left-handed)
- lines are crisp
- color is rich (compared to ordinary ballpoint pens)
- tip is sharp, but not to the point of being scratchy
- If you write with it at a really low angle with the paper, the tip gets
scratchy and the line a bit blotchy.
- When making initial small marks (e.g. bullet points, tiny writing), it won't
work at first. Gotta try a few times, or make a large trial stroke.
Pros definitely outweigh the cons, considering the two cons are circumstantial.
To put it succinctly:
- color is vivid, but not glaringly bright
- does not bleed through paper (You can still see a shadow on the other side of
the paper though.)
- does not smear ink! (have not tried on pencil, but don't intend on doing so)
I hope these get restocked by the time I run out of highlighter juice!