Brad Dowdy (@dowdyism) was kind enough to include me in the lucky circle of writers to receive some samples from JetPens.com. I took my time and put each pen and mechanical pencil through its paces. Real world. From the heat of my car to the classroom to a jangly pocket full of change.
Most did well. One stood out.
I was sold the first time I took the Pilot Hi-Tec out of pocket and scribbled my first hurried note on a hand-held index card. The lightest touch is all that’s needed to write something legible and, on the rare occasion, when I’m writing in ideal circumstances, it remains consistent in its easy flow without clumping, stumbling or scratching.
I’m almost ashamed to say I wasn’t aware of the Hi-Tec. Apparently, it has a huge following. In fact, a kickstarter project started to give it the exceptionally-designed casing it deserves.