This is a guest post from Robyn at RobynsOnlineWorld for our Back To School Connection Campaign.
Taylor is notoriously fussy about pens and pencils, he has been since he started using them. Writing by hand is not something he enjoys, so when he must do it he wants pencils and pens with a certain feel, certain style, and a certain look on the paper. Pentel sent us an assortment of some pens and mechanical pencils to try out.
Pentel Rolly 4 Color Pen
We all remember the cool 4 Color pens, right? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure why it is so cool to have them all together, but it was when I was a teen and it still is now. This is TaylorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favorite out of all the samples they sent. It has a nice wide area where your finger holds the pen – an important factor for him – and he thinks it is very cool that there are 3 tabs for the colors, and the 4th is for the black, but is also the shirt clip thingie.
Pentel Twist-Erase Express
This is a mechanical pencil with a mechanical eraser too! You click on the end to advance the lead to write with, but you can also twist the eraser end to move the refillable eraser out more. That is pretty nifty since the erasers are the first things to go. Taylor says it is comfortable to hold and it writes very well. It has an ergonomic comfort grip. The lead is the same as a #2 pencils per the package, important for all those darn fill-the-bubble tests.
Pentel Jolt Mechanical Pencil
To advance the lead on this pencil you just give it a little shake. It still makes a slight clicking noise as you hear the lead rattle inside, but it is not as noisy as some of the click-action types. Taylor did not find this one to be as comfortable for him, it has a slightly different taper to it which he noticed (I told you he was finicky about these things).
Pentel Recycology Handy-Line S Retractable & Refillable Highlighter
Works as well as traditional highlighters. Taylor likes the fact that this is part of PentelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new Recycology line that all have at least 50% recycled materials to make them. This particular item is 54% recycled plastic. Not having a lid to misplace is a plus and the tip seems to stay moist and ready to go. The comfort on this was fine for Taylor since he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hold highlighters for a long time generally.
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Robyn’s Disclosure: Pentel sent us the collection of pens I talked about in this post to review. The opinions are strictly my own (and TaylorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s). Pentel is also providing prizes for my readers.Ã‚ Transparency is everything!