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Pentel HyperG 0.7

The next two pens are both gels from Pentel. I got both of these as singles from the local-ish Office Supplies & More. I haven't seen them in the other stores around here, but I'm sure they're available online or in store more exotic than Target.

They really went for a more futuristic style on this pen, and I think it missed the mark. I don't mind the diamond-pattern in the barrel or the clip, but the grip and the plastic bit by the tip are big misses. They are uncomfortable for me since I tend to grip near the point (I'm so used to saying "nib") because the little plastic point pokes me in the finger tip and the rubber grip section seems to be backwards. It's smooth on the top and bumpy on the bottom. Weird. I think that if they'd flipped the grip over and made that plastic ridge a bit longer it could have been a much better pen.

I'm also not a huge fan of the way it writes. The pen I'll be reviewing next appears to use the same ink cartridge, so perhaps this one is just a dud, but this one doesn't write all that well. It's not terrible, but it's just not putting down enough ink for my tastes. Still better than a ball point, but not as good as a gel ought to be.

If you have a different grip, then perhaps you'll like this style more than I did, but it's not really for me.
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