My expectations in this...
, January 19, 2014
My expectations in this pen were high and not met. Indeed it arrived quickly,
but the pen itself is not what I expected.
Being an owner of the Pilot Dr. Grip 4+1, I wanted to try something new. Thus, I
bought this Uni Jetstream pen. These two pens are often compared and I have to
say that the Pilot pen is better.
Build of the Uni: This Uni multi pen feels very lightweight which makes the pen
feel cheap. The bottom top part of the pen is too light, and the pen clicking is
too loud. I am not going to lie, the pen looks much better than Pilot's multi
pen, but the overall feel does not compare. But I reiterate, this pen looks very
Ink of the Uni: This is the part that disappointed me the most. All 4 ink colors
worked well (and the Jetstream made a great writing experience) but after a few
weeks, the red ink started to not work. The next week, the black ink stopped
working. I would try writing and scribbling, but nothing came out (despite the
full ink cartridge). After 3 weeks of having the pen, only the blue pen worked
as the red, black, and green all "dried out" (I don't even know why they stopped
To be honest, these are my only concerns about this pen. However, these two
characteristics of a pen truly make a good pen, a good pen. The pencil works
fine and writes like a typical mechanical pencil, but it feels like a cheap pen
and the ink dries out easily.
At the end of the day, I would have rather spent 17$ on another Pilot Dr. Grip