May 4, 2006
First, it is awesome looking, and i am super partial to retractables!
The design and mechanism is a bit interesting. the white out cartridge is
similar to that of gel pens. They managed to make it so you dont have to shake
the damn thing every time you use it.
The flow of the white out depends greatly on how hard you push it. but be
warned, you dont have to push very had to get whiteout out. In fact, for quite
awhile i kept on pooling white out onto my paper. so white out with a constant
controlled pressure for the best result.
The problem with this though is that the whiteout does dry out on the tip,
making it difficult to start and difficult in making white out even. To solve
this you may want to rub off the dried white out off the tip, or scribble with
it on another piece of paper. (dont worry it wont get on your hands if it is
To make the white out look at its best, use a zig zag pattern like \/\/\/, and
not swirlies. This is because it dries fairly "fast", and when you go over the
same region again, it will not only make it thicker, but cause ripples and
And my final words about this is that, unlike other retractables, you dont have
to worry about the ink drying up if you dont retract it. BUT, be careful to
retract it back in its sheath before storing it, because the tip is very prone
to leaks if something presses against it. you dont want to ruin other pens or
your favorate bookbag with this.