Category: Reviews


Zebra nuSpiral

I had seen someone using this pen a while back, and thought that it was only available in Japan. Then I saw that it was available on Jetpens and immediately ordered one.

The ink in the pen is blue, but you can purchase other ink refills if you prefer black or red. The pen writes very smoothly, and there is no skipping or feathering. The pen also fits very nicely in the hand and is considered to be ergonomic, which makes it much more comfortable to work with. The grip is very soft and “squishy”, and helps to stop your hand from cramping up while writing.

The pen portrays a very elegant look and has a very interesting look to it. Clear plastic spirals down the body of the pen making it look very modern and eye-catching. Overall I really enjoy writing with this pen and would suggest it to anyone who likes writing and enjoys when people notice their pens.

A while back I saw a commercial for a pen that advertised its ability to be completely erased. The only pens I had ever written with before that are the typical ones sold at any office supply store made by papermate. However, those usually leave black or blue marks on your paper, so I was a bit skeptical when purchasing my first FriXion pen.

When I got home that day and tried out the pen, I was disappointed in the quality of the ink, although it did erase as well as the advertisements said it would. I put this pen in a drawer and have not used it since.

About two weeks ago I saw a similar pen on Jetpens and thought that it might be better coming from such a reputable website when it comes to pens. However, when my pen arrived in the mail, I was in for another disappointment. The pen had the same problem, the ink.

The ink in these pens feel as though they are 88% water. I feel as though when I write I could lift up the paper and the ink would drip down. The rest of the pen including the eraser is a success however. The eraser is an interesting concept because it is made of rubber, and uses friction (hence the name) to remove the ink from the page.

However, the ink problem is too large of a drawback for me and I do not recommend this pen to those who prefer writing with fine lines or to those who often have problems with smudging their words.

Review: Pentel R.S.V.P.

About two years ago, I was walking through my local Staples, when I passed a display full of these pens. I picked up a pack of five because they were on sale, and I am very happy I did.

The Pentel R.S.V.P. is a great pen that has very few flaws. The ink dries very quickly and does not smudge, and the lines do not skip. The R.S.V.P. is somewhat has a medium sized body, and has a curved cap as well as a curved back. For those more interested in colored pens, this pen comes in 5 other ink colors. There is also a Razzle Dazzle series available with 6 pen body colors such as “orange sizzle” and “pink jubilee”. These pens are available at almost every office supply store, and are not too expensive. If you happen to be at one, pick up a pack of these pens.

FIRST REVIEW: Pilot Hi-Tec-C

For my first review, I knew that I would have to do a pen that I have used for a long time, and one that I really enjoy writing with. I got the Pilot Hi-Tec-C about two years ago, and have been using it ever since.

This pen writes very smoothly, and dries very quickly. For the most part, the pen doesn’t bleed through the paper, and rarely smudges. It’s also very thin and compact, which gives it a very plain look. This pen also comes in 4 sizes:

  • 0.25 mm
  • 0.3 mm
  • 0.4 mm
  • 0.5 mm

And, for all you people who like to write in colors besides black, it is also sold in 40 other colors! The Hi-Tec-C feels good in your hand, and is comfortable to write with. It is also compact enough to fit in your pocket or easily in a pencil case.

Overall, This is a great pen, and is very reliable. The only problem is that sometimes the ink stops coming out for short periods of time. other than that, this pen is a great buy and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great pen.