Friday, October 28, 2011

Tombow Air Press 0.7

I won this puppy in a Pen Addict giveaway some time ago. I call it my astronaut pen (hence the stars and planets and rockets and me in an astronaut suit), but I haven't actually found anything that says it will work in outer space. I don't see why it wouldn't, since it claims to work at "extreme" angles, on wet paper, in the cold, etc. I can't actually test for myself whether it will work in space. I've never been there. But look at it! It's so cool, with it's clear body and the red and the black and the silver. I can totally see it clipped to an astronaut suit.

The reason it works in extreme conditions, according to JetPens, is its pressurized insides. When you click the pen, it builds up pressure inside the pen, allowing it to write almost everywhere. I've tried it on wet paper and inside my freezer, and had no problems in either case.

I also like this pen because it's short and compact. It's about 5 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Zebra Airfit Jell

For my first post on this blog, I decided to review the Zebra Airfit Jell. Why? Because I freaking love this pen.
The ink is smooth and a nice dark blue color. I would compare the writing experience to that of the Pilot V5/V7 RT, my favorite pen of all time. I've never had this pen skip or refuse to write. The ink dries fairly quickly and doesn't smear all over. As a lefty, this is a big bonus.

The clip is one of those springy push-open deals, so it's easy to clip on a notebook or pocket without breaking. Look how far this sucker opens up.

If you follow the link to JetPens, you'll see that the manufacturers of this pen claim that the grip has air pockets or something to allow "heat conduction from your hands," supposedly to keep your hands cool and sweat-free during a marathon writing session. I haven't noticed this, but the grip is nice and squishy and provides a comfortable writing experience. However, as others have pointed out, the grip likes to attract dust and grime. That can be annoying, but it's rubbed clean pretty easily.

The pen comes in light blue, clear, pink, and yellow as well as the blue model I have here. It's refillable, too, and there's black, red, and blue refills available, for all you environmentally-minded people or for people like me who just don't want to throw away an awesome pen like this.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Welcome to my new blog! I'm a follower of so many other stationery-themed blogs that I figured I may as well start my own. Here you will find reviews and descriptions of interesting pens, paper, notebooks, and other office supplies that I come across. Enjoy!