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January 5, 2012
I do NOT care for the...
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I do NOT care for the ink in this pen. It's thick for a 0.5mm and it has occasion to skip. I do, however, love the physical pen body. The cap is adorable and allows for easy on-book clipping. I switched the Pilot refill for a Uni-ball Signo 0.38mm and haven't looked back yet.

January 5, 2012
I will admit, I have...
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I will admit, I have been a Pilot fangirl for a very long time. It wasn't until I became bored with my typical Pilots that I decided to venture out. And boy am I glad I did! I will admit without reserve that I am very quickly becoming a complete fan of the Signo line. I've never been a big fan of needle points and was slightly disappointed that the smallest non-needle point offered by Pilot was a 0.38. After branching out to other manufacturers, though, I'm finding plenty of alternatives. Now if only I could make a UM-151 fit my Pilot Cavalier...

January 5, 2012
I absolutely adore this...
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I absolutely adore this refill! Unfortunately, it is so tiny that after just a couple day's use, it meets its end. (I will admit - I do a LOT of writing.)

January 5, 2012
Polkadots! I will admit,...
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Polkadots! I will admit, I'm a bit biased because I ADORE polka dots... But I think I would still like this pen if it didn't have polka dots. First and foremost, the refills will only live a short time - they are tiny! The slide mechanism for selecting the refill that you like isn't the most durable; it feels like it would break after just a few clicks. (Though, mine has held up - so maybe it just FEELS that way.)

Overall.. for the cuteness factor, I would rate this pen a 5/5. Unfortunately, the plastic body makes it feel as if it will not last long enough to truly enjoy the cute polka dots. I won't be purchasing a second body, but I will happily let this pen live on my desk (rather than die in my "pen drawer").

January 5, 2012
I love the physical design...
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I love the physical design of this pen! Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the 0.5mm ink refill. I love Uni-ball's Signo line and I'm hoping with a bit of work I can combine the Signo refill with this adorable pen body.

January 5, 2012
I love thin points, but...
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I love thin points, but unfortunately this 0.3mm ballpoint was just too scratchy for me. The pen is cute, but very light-weight. It feels cheaply made. Despite the negatives that I listed, it was a fun to experience a needle ballpoint pen!

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December 29, 2011
I hate erasable ink!...
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I hate erasable ink!

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, my next confession is: I LOVE THIS PEN!

I have tried the Pilot Frixion line before (in 0.7mm), and absolutely despised the gray-ish "black" pen. I needed a couple of dollars more to bump my ink refill order up to the $25 threshold to get the free shipping, so I reluctantly selected this pen. I am so glad I did!

The ink - while still not the blackest - is adequate. The ink lays a very nice fine line. I still find that the eraser is in a curious place. Seeing as how I post my cap when I write, I find it bothersome to have to remove the posted cap in order to erase anything. Despite this placement blunder, otherwise, I love the design of the pen. Despite not opting for the Business-ready design, I find the clean black body with nicely utilized typography to be quite appealing.

While I won't be reaching for this pen as often as I do my Cavaliers, I will definitely be giving this pen a try here and there.

For those reluctant to give erasable pens a try, I encourage you to give this one a try. For those of you that love erasable pens- Why haven't you already tried this one?!

November 24, 2011
I actually ordered this...
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I actually ordered this refill accidentally... But I'm glad I did! I'm a huge fan of Pilot's G2 line, and this refill just happens to be the same dimensions. So, now, I'm able to have a wonderfully smooth ball point refill inside the familiar Pilot G2 wrapper.
I am typically more of a Gel Girl, but I really enjoy this ball point refill. It writes smooth, while still maintaining a fine (0.5mm) line.

**I can confirm that this refill fits Pilot G2, Pilot G2 Limited, Pilot Dr. Grip Gel, Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier, Pilot Precise V5 RT, Pilot B2P. I imagine that it will fit any pen that takes the Pilot G2 refill.

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August 6, 2011
I love this pen!! I was...
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I love this pen!! I was hesitant to pay the $ for a capped pen. (I tend to prefer retractable pens, and didn\'t bat an eyelash at paying $ for the G2 Limited.) However, upon receiving this pen, it has quickly become my favorite. Though I enjoy the supplied 0.4 needle point ink cartridge that is supplied, I preferred my 0.38 G2 refill, which fits in the Cavalier perfectly. I switched the 0.4 Hi-Tec-C refill to my Dr. Grip Gel, and both seem like a better fit this way.

I really wish that the Cavalier came in a gray color (similar to my G2 Limited and Dr. Grip Gel - I like consistency), but the silver is nice.

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August 5, 2011
I don't use pencils often,...
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I don't use pencils often, but when I do it is a Pentel Twist Erase III 0.5. I've stood by this brand of pencil for about 5 years, and have yet to be disappointed. However, during my first order from JetPens, I decided to try out a pencil from one of my all-time favorite manufacturers: Pilot.

The pencil feels nice in my hand. The shaker mechanism adds a bit of weight to the pencil (something that the Pentel always had over most mechanical pencils).

The face of the clip looks a bit plain (I'm accustom to such wide clips offering a home for the label), but definitely tolerable. When I write with a pencil, I am prepared to make multiple mistakes and employ the eraser to rectify those mistakes. In that sense, I would prefer a larger eraser that isn't capped, but it certainly isn't a deal-breaker for me.

Post-purchase, I had wished I'd selected the pink-bodied version. Upon arrival, I'm ecstatic that I selected the white body- it's beautiful!

I'm not completely convinced this pencil will replace my trusty Pentel, but the Pentel will certainly have to learn to share the spotlight.