Thursday, May 6, 2010

MF2 Blues

First of all, I want to thank all of you that have commented on the May Giveaway post. I haven't responded because I don't want to impede on the giveaway. All of your comments are appreciated. Remember, tomorrow is the last day to comment so do so if you haven't already.
A while back I did a post about finding the uni-ball Signo MF2 at my local Target. I have to say that I was pretty excited when I found it and ripped it open the minute I got back into my car.

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I have "several" of the Signo line products (the quotations are for sarcasm. I have way too many) and the 207 and the RT .38 are probably my favorites. The Mf2 looked great because I like the ability of having a pen and a pencil together. It writes well and has a decent look to it.

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Having said that, the MF2 doesn't blow me away. I want to like it, I want to use it but it disappoints me. I think what disappoints me about this pen is the twist function and that it is a little light-weight.

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In order to switch between pen and pencil you twist the top of the pen until it clicks. The problem is that it doesn't stop. You don't twist one way for the pen and one way for the pencil. Instead the top will spin 360 degrees in either direction, and that bothers me.

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I have a Kuru Toga pencil that I have yet to review and it is an amazing product. I recently bought a pack of 207 Colors and LTDs that I love. I guess what I am saying is that I expected a little more from the MF2. I think the idea is great and the Signo line is good, but I just don't see it coming together in this product. Overall, not a horrible pen/pencil combo but I do think it needs a little work. Nr


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. My only gripe with this pen is that the ink runs out way too quickly & I haven't found Signo refills for it.
~ Paige

Nrepose said...

Thanks Paige. I haven't used it enough to run into that problem yet. If you find anything on refills please comment back. Thanks! Nr