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Pilot Iroshizuku Ink - 50 ml - Take-sumi Bamboo Charcoal (Black) - PILOT INK-50-TAK
  Few words are needed..., May 13, 2013
Few words are needed to describe this ink because the quality really speaks for itself. Though it may be more expensive than other inks out there, I have yet to find any that compare to this one. If you enjoy writing then this ink will make the experience even more pleasurable! It is, by far, my favorite black ink out there. I'm so glad I can stop buying multiple ink bottles to find a black ink that really suits my taste. Flow is amazing, saturation is great, and the color is quite dark. Look no further, you've just found what you've been looking for! :-)
Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Black - PILOT LFBS-18UF-B
  So I have previously..., March 28, 2013
So I have previously been using the Hi-Tec-C pens in the .25mm size because I love the precision that they offer. When I decided to purchase this pen, I was skeptical because it was bigger and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get the same precision...boy was I wrong! Not only is this pen incredibly precise, it just glides along the paper without any problems whatsoever. The Hi-Tec-C's, however, do tend to be a bit scratchy.

Oh yeah, and this pen is erasable!!! It's not your ordinary erasable ink either, this type of ink is much better! I only hope that jetpens gets more of the other colors back in stock soon, because I absolutely need to buy the red one ASAP!

Please restock soon!!
Hinodewashi Matomaru-kun Eraser - Paper Rolled - HINODEWASHI MM-120
  This eraser is AMAZING!..., March 28, 2013
This eraser is AMAZING! I was previously using the Staedtler Mars plastic eraser and I really liked it because it was able to erase lines incredibly well. The downside, however, was the fact that my desk was always flooded with eraser shavings by the end of my note-taking. This eraser, however, doesn't do that AND it is erases just as well (if not better!) than the Staedtler. I don't think that I'll be buying any other eraser from here on out!
Kutsuwa Dr. Ion Multi Work Case - Size A4 (13.8" X 9.4") - Blue - KUTSUWA 104DRBL
  So far, so good! I love..., March 10, 2013
So far, so good! I love that this protects my moleskine notebooks! I just put them in the compartments located all over this case and then pop the whole thing into my backpack. It helps prevent the edges of my paper and notebooks from bending and looking bad. There's definitely more storage space than you can see in this picture, which is a pleasant surprise. I love this thing, and I'm glad that I bought it. I highly recommend it to you fellow Pennerds, and hope you like it as much as I do! Durable, versatile, and great quality all describe this product exactly.

Enjoy!
Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Black Body - UNI M34501P.24
  So, I really wanted to..., March 10, 2013
So, I really wanted to like this product and spent quite some time trying to write with it today, but I always ended up switching back to my Staedtler 925-85 Regulator drafting pencil. The kuru toga is nice, don't get me wrong, but it has some drawbacks that I found a little bit annoying. Firstly, I never really saw it reach it's ideal "surface area" and quite a few times it actually just sharpened to a slanted tip, which it is advertised to prevent. Also, I felt like despite using the same lead that I always use, the pencil sounded really scratchy when I was writing in my moleskin notebook. Lastly, the sharp point actually tore through my sheet of paper...twice! This has never happened with my other 0.3mm drafting pencils! I really wanted this pencil to be amazing, because the idea of it is amazing, but I feel as though the results would be more profound if one were to use the 0.5mm version of this pencil. If you have a light hand, or write in cursive, then this pencil might not be for you...because a certain amount of downward pressure is needed to rotate the internal mechanism completely.

I will give it another few chances but as of now I'd only give it 3 stars. Some minor improvements could make this pencil a lot better! Anyway, maybe ill post an updated review in a month or so :)
Rikagaku Dustless Chalk Holder - RIKAGAKU DC-CH
  I love this product and..., March 9, 2013
I love this product and am so happy that I decided to purchase it! When I received it in the mail, it was actually bigger than I had imagined it would be, but that was a good thing! The chalk inside is definitely better quality than your "run of the mill" American made chalk and is certainly a different size. The diameter of these chalks are about 1.5 times larger than standard chalk (approximately), which helps to keep the chalk from snapping in half in the middle of your lecture. The chalk holder also helps prevent the previously mentioned problem as well! This product, when used in conjunction with the chalk that was designed for it, is an absolute must for any teacher, lecturer, or tutor who still has to use chalk boards. The only *comment* that I have is about the chalk advance button at the top - it is not like a mechanical pencil that dispenses out a given amount of chalk with each push, but is spring loaded and can shoot out really fast if one isn't holding it in the right orientation.

On another note, as previous people have mentioned and the description of the product says, the company that makes these is absolutely amazing. The company is built on a solid business model that promotes environmental responsibility and, more importantly, equal opportunity. To be honest, the fact that the majority of employees in this company are mentally disabled was the major selling point for me. I wanted to give my money to a business that actually cares about its employees and helps provide challenged individuals with an opportunity to feel validated and important in society.
Buy this product, not just because its great, but also because the company that makes it is great as well!
Tombow Pit Slide Adhesive Tape Roller - 8.4 mm X 8 m - Aqua Mint Blue - TOMBOW PN-SLS40
  This product comes in..., March 9, 2013
This product comes in many colors, but I'm reviewing this one because it just so happens that I ordered this color. This is a cool product that definitely works well and is very innovative. I usually use it to paste diagrams or other, course specific, visual aids into my notebooks. I used to use tape, but it looks ugly all around the edges of the diagram and uses up some valuable writing space in my moleskine notebooks! This nifty adhesive solved that problem! The only downside, however, is that sometimes the adhesive doesn't make a "clean break." It's really not that big of a deal though, which is why I still gave the product five stars!
Uni Propus Window Double-Sided Highlighter Pen - 4.0 mm / 0.6 mm Twin Tip - Yellow - UNI PUS102T.2
  Once again, the Japanese..., March 9, 2013
Once again, the Japanese have designed a wonderful product. I honestly don't even know why I buy American products anymore, especially school and stationary supplies! I am a little bit OCD when it comes to taking notes and annotating texts, so whenever I would accidentally "over-highlight" I would get somewhat irritated. Of course, we've all faced this problem: you're reading your text, find a great key point that's summed up in one sentence, go to highlight it, and then all of a sudden you realize that you've highlighted the first word or two of the next sentence! These highlighters are the solution! As other reviewers pointed out, the color isn't as bright as some other highlighters are, but then again sometimes those really bright highlighters can end up bleeding through the pages in your textbooks! I would highly recommend these highlighters and I doubt I'll ever buy another kind again! :-)
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen - 0.3 mm - Basic Colors - Green - PILOT LH-20C3-G
  Amazing pen, fantastic..., March 6, 2013
Amazing pen, fantastic quality. I've been looking for the Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens in the US for the past 2 years, but I could never find them! Recently they have been released into the market as the Pilot G-Tec-C line, but there are only a select few colors available (red, blue, and black as far as I've been able to find). When I saw that JetPens was carrying all of the other colors, I made sure to buy the green pen right away. Buy this pen if you are particular about fine point, precision writing instruments that are consistent and high quality!
I'll never use another pen again!
Staedtler REG Regulator Drafting Pencil - 0.3 mm - STAEDTLER 92585-03
  So I just received this..., March 6, 2013
So I just received this pencil today from JetPens and I am already so satisfied with it. Firstly, I got my order within 1 day of ordering it, but then again I'm not that far from the warehouse that JetPens ships from. Secondly, as far as the pencil is concerned, I am definitely satisfied. Like other people mentioned before, it does rattle a little bit, but its not incredibly distracting and I don't really mind it at all. The pencil feels great, has a pretty balanced weight, and writes incredibly well. The real selling point, however, is the fact that you can adjust how much lead comes out with each press of the lead advance. I'm glad I made this purchase, and I think that I'll be switching to this pencil as my primary use pencil (my old primary use pencil was the Pentel Graphgear 1000). This pencil feels super slick and has a super soft sleeve! Buy it!
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