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Just last week I ordered the Pentel Selfit .7 mm ballpoint pen from Jet Pens. It has a silicone gel grip with over 4000 gel beads and pieces for a personalized ergonomic grip. The grip bounces back slowly, so if you’re particular about keeping the same grip for a certain amount of time, you may like this pen.

Pentel Selfit in packaging

Pentel Selfit in packaging

Reverse side of Pentel Selfit packaging - wish I could read Japanese...

Reverse side of Pentel Selfit packaging - wish I could read Japanese...

It has a white barrel with colored gel grips and clips. You have the choice of 5 different colors: Cool Gray, Green, Orange, Pink, and Sky Blue. The only refill that is available is black in .7 mm. If you’ll look at the picture below [or click for a larger picture], you’ll see the protrusions on the refill that are supposed to catch onto the spring when you depress the plunger. Personally, I prefer gel pens so I’ll be on the lookout for a refill that fits.

Pentel Selfit refill

Take note of where the protrusions are on the refill. This should help when trying to find a gel refill for this pen.

Pentel Selfit Rhodia

Ramblings on a Rhodia Notepad

This pen has a very nice grip. Not too squishy. Not too firm. According to the description on Jet Pens, there are several microbeads that confirm to the shape of your hand.

As you can see, there are ink blobs as I write. This happens to be a ballpoint pen as opposed to a gel ink pen. I did ask Jet Pens if any other refills could be used [like with the Zebra Airfit Jell and Zebra Sarasa clip refills], but they checked the warehouse and could not find refills with the same protrusions on the barrel of the refill. I would like a .5 mm for this.

Even as I write, my hand is getting a little tired. The grip is still very comfortable.

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It has a white barrel with colored gel grips and clips. You have the choice of 5 different colors: Cool Gray, Green, Orange, Pink, and Sky Blue. The only refil that is available is black in .7 mm. If you’ll lok at the picture below, you’ll see the protrusions on the refill that are supposed to catch onto the spring when you depress the plunger.
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I was out and about today and found a few things that might interest some of you.

While at Target, I saw two types of Rhodia products. They had the wirebound Reverse Book in both black and orange. Measurements are 8 1/4 x 8 1/4. If I remember correctly, this was $9.99. They also had the staplebound 8 1/4 x 11 3/4. I’ll be honest, I eyeballed it so it could very well be the 8 1/4 x 12 1/2. I also didn’t check to see if it was lined or graph paper. Whoops. This one is $7.99 at Target. I was in a bit of a rush, so I didn’t get to see if they also carried the smaller notepads. Good to know I can get Rhodia locally, though.

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For those of you that are also paperphiles (or is it bibliophiles since these are notebooks?), there’s a giveaway going on at Notebook Stories for Whitelines notebooks. Up for grabs are the medium size wire-o and the hardcover journal which have both been reviewed on the blog I just mentioned. They look interesting, especially because they have… white lines. Get it? In any case, if you’re someone who enjoys trying out new papers, this giveaway sounds like it’s worth a shot.

You can enter by e-mail or by posting info about the contest on your blog. Make sure to check out Notebook Stories for specifics on how to enter as well as cutoff dates and times. Good luck!

Since I’m in school, I feel that this completely justifies me buying several different brands and styles of pens and notebooks. Notepaper. Notepads. Whatever you want to call them. I’ve used moleskines in the past, and got back into using them either last year or the year before. After checking out some other blogs of people that share the same interest, I’ve found Doane Paper and Rhodia.

My Doane Paper order came in last week, and included a 3-pack of the utility notebooks and 8.25″ x 11.75″ writing pads. The paper is unique in that it combines your regular lined paper with gridlines.

I haven’t received my Rhodia order yet, but if you’re looking for a place online that has them on special, try Dick Blick. They have some Rhodia paper products from 28% – 37% off the list price.

On a separate yet similar note, I’ve heard of iPods getting laser engraved, but notebooks? I wouldn’t mind getting this engraved Rhodia. No offense guys. It’s just cute.

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