I was really quite excited...
, October 29, 2011
I was really quite excited to test out this mechanical pencil (I consider myself
a bit of a connoisseur, having a collection of over 50 of them), but I was very
much let down when it arrived.
First off, the build quality left a lot to be desired. Mind you, I wasn't
expecting too much for the $, but it just generally felt plasticky and
unbalanced. Worse, clicking the pencil to advance the lead results in an awful,
jarring metallic "ping" sound, as opposed to a solid click. It's likely due to
the clutch mechanism for auto-rotation, but regardless: it's truly, truly awful.
Plus, the "squishiness" of the tip (needed to activate the auto rotation) simply
makes the pencil unusable for prolonged precise writing.
This one's going back in the mail.